Is this the ITG reunion party? The one were assault and battery are promoted widely? Great. Nice thread. There is something extraordinarily backwards, cro-magnonesque and mysoginistic about a man completely over-reacting about anything surrounding his female... I'm saying all that humongus pile of BS about breaking someone's fingers because he said something you didn't like about your girl is (a) completely inappropriate, an over-reaction and most likely a misdemeanor, and (b) mysoginistic - she can insult the guy, ask him to apologize, slap him... Taking over her due response is treating your wife like a piece of property, not like her own person. +2 to the above. Obviously, emotions and social expectations for men run very high with this sorts of stuff, but I fail to see (beyond your "pride") what would be harmed from just leaving the bar. Sounds like it was a pretty crappy place anyway. On the other hand, most all of the southern bars I've been in are full of people who probably pack more weaponry than the local National Guard Armory. So, personally I'd rather have my friends call me a pussy in the car on the way home than make my wife a widow.