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So I got in a fight today, and now I wonder if I did the right thing

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Matt, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Well-Known Member

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    I can whip him without a reason, because I've got the guts. Hey, I've got the guts. But the guts need fuel.

    Eeh, what the hell?

    Hmm, ham. That's ham with mustard and relish.


    Pipe down, Mr. Chinaski.
     
  2. johnapril

    johnapril Well-Known Member

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    Pipe down, Mr. Chinaski.

    You're kind is easy. One good punch, and you're crying to your sister!
     
  3. Margaret

    Margaret Well-Known Member

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    Here's food for thought from a former "young hero".

    You beat on the guy, and as you are doing so, the woman jumps on your back.

    WTF? [​IMG] (I am trying to rescue you!)

    You get her off your back and in the process she breaks her arm in the fall. The police come. Charges are pressed against you for assault. No witnesses speak up. You spend 24+ hours in jail waiting for US consulate type people to come and get you out. Your personal items are returned to you, but your wallet has lost its cash, and your credit cards are gone.

    Proabable Lesson: Be leary of helping trashy people in the streets. Sir Galahad is not always wanted.

    Cheers,

    M8


    I guess I'd only be pissed in that situation if I'd intervened in order to be "my hero", as opposed to doing it because I felt it was the decent thing to do. No good deed goes unpunished. Such is life.
     
  4. Matt

    Matt Well-Known Member

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    my first response, when I started reading your post, was that you were going to get in trouble, either the crowd or with the police. I think that you were lucky. not that you weren't right to take the risk and do what you did - but I think that it could easily have turned into a situation that screwed up your business.
    as soon as the cop came I said to Ly "lets go" and he nodded immediately.

    im white. he's bleeding. EVERYTHING would have been my fault.
     
  5. kelp

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    Stupid woman is probably still going to stay with the man after getting her ass kicked by him. It always happens, they think they are doing it out of "love".
     
  6. Brian SD

    Brian SD Well-Known Member

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    Matt, sorry to hear this story. IMO you did the right thing. There was nothing else to do, and I agree with other posters that you did show a fair amount of restraint. I think the perfect thing would be to just keep him in submission without actually hitting him and let his wife get a great distance away, but I can't say that I would have that restraint, nor expect that of anyone.
     
  7. globetrotter

    globetrotter Well-Known Member

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    as soon as the cop came I said to Ly "lets go" and he nodded immediately.

    im white. he's bleeding. EVERYTHING would have been my fault.


    very smart. I know an expat in thailand, somebody hit his car, my friend ended up is huge trouble.
     
  8. Flagrant

    Flagrant Well-Known Member

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    I don't pretent to know the ramification of what you did, WITHIN THAT CULTURE. But in my "normal" world, I can't imagine doing anything else. You're a gentleman (ironically) and a hero (if I may use the term so loosely).

    If the girl were your sister, would you do anything differently?

    Cheers to you, mate. If there were only more chivalry in the world today... Cheers to the lady's honor. Cheers.
     

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