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Lace Neil Singer
01-01-2015, 04:28 PM
I was in the discount store where everything costs 99p buying various items. One thing that caught my eye was a My Little Pony stationary set. I thought to myself, "I could do with one of these" so I took it off the shelf. It was the last one and I was just about to put it in my basket when this woman shoved me.

I turned round and said, "What?" cuz I didn't get why she had pushed me. She replied, "Excuse me, but that stationary set is mine."

"No, it's not," I replied, somewhat nonplussed. The way she was acting, you'd think I'd kicked her in the shins and grabbed the item out of her hands.

"Yes, it is!" she screeched. "I saw it first! You give it to me right now!"

I looked at her and said, "No. Sucks to be you." and went to pay. Thing is, if she'd been polite, I might have let her have it, cuz I could have just come another time to get one, but her attitude made me more determined to keep it.

registerrodeo
01-01-2015, 04:51 PM
Wow..what is with people now a days??? I got shoved at the gift card rack of a store by a women who told me I was in her way. I have seen people push people out of the way at registers, in aisles. One of these days a SC is going to push the wrong person and end up picking their teeth off the floor

wolfie
01-01-2015, 05:19 PM
And it's not a simple matter of the SC incorrectly evaluating their target's ability to defend themselves. That elderly woman walking with a cane? She might be the grandmother of the burly biker 20 feet away - or might simply remind him of his grandmother, who broke a hip when she got pushed and he wasn't around to defend her.

notalwaysright
01-01-2015, 05:47 PM
Reading stories like this freaks me out. I mean, what would I do if someone shoved me in a store? I have no idea. I avoid our big club store because so many people whack/shove your cart with their carts, but I've never had someone physically shove me with their hands. It's still not okay, but that's another story... Anyway, I HOPE I'd turn around and tell the person very clearly not to touch me, and if they continued, reach for my phone to call the cops. Whether I would really call, I don't know, but I'm very conscious of my personal space and react badly to people invading it.

There is a girl at my work with a black belt, and has started to enter competitions... She doesn't look intimidating, but I have no doubt she could drop most people without thinking twice. 'Cause people do tend to act different to those they think are weak. When I shopped at said club store with a big scary looking guy (a relative who's a tattooed teddy bear) our cart got hit zero times.

morgana
01-01-2015, 05:49 PM
And it's not a simple matter of the SC incorrectly evaluating their target's ability to defend themselves. That elderly woman walking with a cane? She might be the grandmother of the burly biker 20 feet away - or might simply remind him of his grandmother, who broke a hip when she got pushed and he wasn't around to defend her.

Or the elderly woman walking with a cane may have gone to a steampunk convention and bought herself a cane with copper tubing for the body and a lead staircase finial as the head . . . Pity the fool who tries to mug this 'elderly' woman. :devil:

Evannah
01-01-2015, 06:12 PM
What the hell! How can people be this rude? Boggles the mind. And I'm like you. If she'd been polite, I probably would have given it to her, but who shoves someone, yells at them and then expects the person to just hand the item to them? I'd hand her something alright - a fist in the gob.

eltf177
01-01-2015, 09:09 PM
Oh yeah, your target might be taken out but they could have friends/relatives you will take _you_ out.

I've got a story along these lines but it involves some violence and might not be a fit here...

EricKei
01-01-2015, 09:13 PM
I suspect that your rude friend may have just "Wanted" the item just "because it was the last one" -- which would mean nobody else gets one (except for the dozens of others who bought the rest of them...:rolleyes: -- therefore, she "wins" ~_~

otakuneko
01-01-2015, 09:39 PM
I'd hope to have the wherewithal to do my Loud Howard impression and loudly exclaim "WHY ARE YOU HITTING ME?!" ...along with anything else I might say to the person.

Lace Neil Singer
01-01-2015, 09:56 PM
Well, if she'd shoved me again, she would have gotten a shove back, but I figured I'd annoyed her enough by my refusal to give her the item. XD

Sapphire Silk
01-01-2015, 11:17 PM
I'd hope to have the wherewithal to do my Loud Howard impression and loudly exclaim "WHY ARE YOU HITTING ME?!" ...along with anything else I might say to the person.

Oooo. I like this :D Paint her as the bully loudly.

Well, if she'd shoved me again, she would have gotten a shove back, but I figured I'd annoyed her enough by my refusal to give her the item. XD

I might have done that in your shoes. Unless I'm hurt, I'm not likely to drop kick someone in the privates.

AccountingDrone
01-01-2015, 11:21 PM
Or the elderly woman walking with a cane may have gone to a steampunk convention and bought herself a cane with copper tubing for the body and a lead staircase finial as the head . . . Pity the fool who tries to mug this 'elderly' woman. :devil:

My canadian crutches (https://ilcnsw.asn.au/images/item_images/4222008.jpg?1418627358) are effectively 5 foot tonfas (http://www.karatemart.com/images/products/main/black-hardwood-tonfa.jpg), and are tipped in the winter with ice spikes (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31HMWfG6uGL.jpg). Bite me :devil: One of the classes I had back when I worked security was using a tonfa for self defense and crowd control. :wave:

MoonCat
01-02-2015, 02:02 AM
Wow. Nervy bitch. It's not yours until you'd paid for it. And if you really saw it first, it would be in your cart already, now wouldn't it?

That really would've made me see red. You know how some people have a short fuse? I have no fuse at all. Rude idiots are like putting the lit match directly to the gunpowder.

HawaiianShirts
01-02-2015, 02:18 AM
I have no fuse at all.

One of my college roommates said I have a very long fuse... attached to a metric ton of dynamite. In my four years in retail, I blew up at a co-worker once. He was taller, leaner, and muscular, and he backed away from me nervously.

I probably would have kept my cool with that SC, though. I look pretty unassuming and timid, so sometimes I wonder why I've never had an encounter like that...

AccountingDrone
01-02-2015, 03:25 AM
One of my college roommates said I have a very long fuse... attached to a metric ton of dynamite. In my four years in retail, I blew up at a co-worker once. He was taller, leaner, and muscular, and he backed away from me nervously.

I probably would have kept my cool with that SC, though. I look pretty unassuming and timid, so sometimes I wonder why I've never had an encounter like that...

I dragged and tossed a couch off a third floor balcony once... I couldn't move my ex BF out of my flat as I stupidly had him on the lease, so I moved out and into my new BFs house. I had gone back to get some of my clothing and found the skank he had moved in wearing my clothing. He had also decided to take my couch with him when they moved - I heard her telling him it would look great in her living room, so I offered to help them move it down to my pickup. I moved it. [it was a cheap $200 couch that I picked up from a friend the previous end of school year for $30. It wasn't the amount, it was the principal of the thing.]

I have quite a reputation for being the mellow sensible person. My husband can count on one hand the number of times he has heard me raise my voice in anger in 25 years ... I also have one freaking fuck of a temper, and knowing this I do my best to not get angry. It takes a *lot* to get me pissed off enough to raise my voice, it takes more to get me mad enough to punch a wall or the equivalent. I do not start fistfights, but I have finished them in my day. Last bar fight I got into I broke the patella [knee cap] of a guy that refused to take no for an answer and actually shoved his hand up my skirt. His bad, I was wearing steel toed sneakers. Oops.

shanarocks
01-02-2015, 05:42 AM
I, most likely, wouldn't have been as nice as you were. My reply would be more along the lines of "Fuck you, I grabbed it, it's in my cart. You want to fight over it, bitch, you WILL lose."

Most of the time, people like that don't expect someone to push back when they try to assert themselves so when someone does, they back down....sometimes...

Kit-Ginevra
01-02-2015, 04:13 PM
Ooh My Little Pony thingies :D I would love one of those *smiles sweetly*

Sapphire Silk
01-03-2015, 02:53 PM
My canadian crutches (https://ilcnsw.asn.au/images/item_images/4222008.jpg?1418627358)

We call them crutch canes in the US. My family doctor's partner used them; polio as a child. He was a damn good physician, too.

I would not want to get into a fight with somone with spiked canadian crutches! :eek:

I dragged and tossed a couch off a third floor balcony once... <snip>I had gone back to get some of my clothing and found the skank he had moved in wearing my clothing. He had also decided to take my couch with him when they moved - I heard her telling him it would look great in her living room, so I offered to help them move it down to my pickup. I moved it. [it was a cheap $200 couch that I picked up from a friend the previous end of school year for $30. It wasn't the amount, it was the principal of the thing. <snip>

Last bar fight I got into I broke the patella [knee cap] of a guy that refused to take no for an answer and actually shoved his hand up my skirt. His bad, I was wearing steel toed sneakers. Oops.

Wow. :eek: :jawdrop: You scare me. I don't scare easy. :devil:

Did you tell the skank to give you your clothing back? Not that I would have worn it after she did, but again it's the principle of the thing.

Lace Neil Singer
01-03-2015, 04:17 PM
Ooh My Little Pony thingies :D I would love one of those *smiles sweetly*

Everyone would! It's fantastic, and the ruler comes in handy whenever I draw out a new rota. XD

morgana
01-03-2015, 07:44 PM
Bite me :devil:

*noms on AD* :p

mathnerd
01-03-2015, 08:29 PM
My oldest son goes to a pretty rough school, and some of the larger thugs have found out the hard way that there's a reason why the guys at the gym call him the "freaky ninja kid". He's 5'5" and 130 pounds; not a big kid at all, but he's strong and he's fast. He works for the gym as a sparing partner for one of the MMA coach's other students, and has gotten a bit of a reputation for being extremely difficult to beat. I feel much safer walking around crappy areas of town with that kid with me. :) And I'm no lightweight myself.

Speaking of which, when we moved to North Dakota a number of years ago, I instantly became the mom not to mess with, as the other neighborhood kids watched me upload my moving truck. I guess seeing a chick huff a full sized washer off the back of a truck by herself, along with a gazillion other boxes, furniture and other heavy stuff made an impression. The boys were much younger and much littler at the time, so most of the heavy work fell to me.

dalesys
01-03-2015, 08:32 PM
*noms on AD* :p
Chewie chewie footsie roll...

AccountingDrone
01-03-2015, 09:14 PM
We call them crutch canes in the US. My family doctor's partner used them; polio as a child. He was a damn good physician, too.

I would not want to get into a fight with somone with spiked canadian crutches! :eek:

Wow. :eek: :jawdrop: You scare me. I don't scare easy. :devil:

Did you tell the skank to give you your clothing back? Not that I would have worn it after she did, but again it's the principle of the thing.
Of course. I grew up a major tomboy, I jus never got along with females. I got the whole rough and tumble bit down, to my grandmother's distress:lol:
*noms on AD* :p
:roll:
Chewie chewie footsie roll...
LOL

greek_jester
01-06-2015, 12:43 PM
I do not start fistfights, but I have finished them in my day. Last bar fight I got into I broke the patella [knee cap] of a guy that refused to take no for an answer and actually shoved his hand up my skirt. His bad, I was wearing steel toed sneakers. Oops.
I've never had steel-toed anything, but being very short (4' 10.5") I tend to wear heels whenever I go somewhere fancy. Since I have a fast stride (trying to keep up with the rest of the world!) they all have steel heel caps (a necessity otherwise I wear through the pads in about a month). Did you know that, when sufficiently motivated, steel capped skinny heels can go straight through shoe leather and into the foot beneath it?

rvdammit
01-06-2015, 02:04 PM
Did you know that, when sufficiently motivated, steel capped skinny heels can go straight through shoe leather and into the foot beneath it?

There's a reason why they're similar to stilletto daggers.

rose_metal_nz
01-07-2015, 01:44 AM
Did you know that, when sufficiently motivated, steel capped skinny heels can go straight through shoe leather and into the foot beneath it?

I'm sensing a story here I really wanna hear ^_^

Lace Neil Singer
01-07-2015, 12:21 PM
Even a metal chunky heel can hurt if used to stomp on a person's foot. I once stepped backwards on to the toe of a man who was standing too close to me at an atm, even after I asked him twice to step back. After I stepped on his toe with the heel of my New Rock boot, he most certainly did step (or hop) back! :lol:

greek_jester
01-07-2015, 12:48 PM
I'm sensing a story here I really wanna hear ^_^
Drunken idiot got handsy and wouldn't take no for an answer. He had my arms pinned and was groping me with the other. I introduced my heel to his instep. He screamed very loudly and let me go. Friends who were about to kick his butt (1 x black belt karate, several belts of various levels) gawped in shock then started laughing. 2 polite policemen turned up an hour later asking about incident. Bar manager showed them the CCTV footage and thanks to that, plus statements volunteered (!) from just about everyone present at the time, they concluded that it was self defence and let it go with a "please try not to damage the next one too much". The end.

Moral of the story: do not hassle the little ones. They've usually had lots of practice making other idiots before you regret it.

XCashier
01-07-2015, 06:48 PM
Moral of the story: do not hassle the little ones. They've usually had lots of practice making other idiots before you regret it.
Nicely done! :salute: Creep deserved it, and worse. Pity your black belt friend didn't have a go at him, that would've been the icing on the cake.

greek_jester
01-12-2015, 12:09 PM
Nicely done! :salute: Creep deserved it, and worse. Pity your black belt friend didn't have a go at him, that would've been the icing on the cake.
The creep would probably not have ended up in A&E with a hole in his foot if my black belt mate had got hold of him. I can't speak for other disciplines or areas of the country, but in my part of the UK Shotokan Karate teachers repeatedly emphasised that the whole point of the discipline is to use the minimum force to get someone off of you/the victim so that you can peg it in the other direction. Anything over and above that can get you prosecuted by the police, and have your licence revoked.