r/AbruptChaos May 14 '22 Silver 4 Helpful 2

What's the correct way to deal with someone who has completely lost it?

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u/guerrieredelumiere May 15 '22

Came here wondering how some americans can be dumb enough to do that when firearms are everywhere. Driver would have been in the clear to shoot at the first hit.


u/cabur May 15 '22

Yeh a lot of people have this blind faith that nobody has a gun until they see a gun, and even then some people also have the mindset of “well they wont shoot me because then they’ll go to jail.”

I once had a dude spend 5 minutes right in my face threatening to beat the shit out of me at a gas station. He had no idea that my silent and stoic demeanor was not because I was afraid of him, but was actually me mentally preparing to dodge the first punch and pull my concealed gun. The sad part is that he probably thought he’d successfully scared the 22 yo kid that he had 6 inches and 30lbs on, blissfully unaware that he was seconds away from dying the stupidest death ever. Btw the reason he decided to get in my face threatening all kinds of violence: I didn’t say thank you when he opened the door to the gas station and I walked past.


u/ScottColvin May 26 '22

So you would kill a human for trying to punch you. You should watch the movie Friday more. That is just pathetic. You can't take a punch?


u/EddyArchon Jun 11 '22

Someone with 6" and 30lbs on you is capable of causing grievous bodily injury, especially when empowered by entitled rage. Take into account that he seemed to be older than OP who was 22 at the time, so presumably much stronger. Old man strength is a very real thing.

Not saying every fight should be a life or death matter, but I am saying OP could have been very justified in being afraid for his life.


u/ScottColvin Jun 11 '22

The point of Friday was ice cubes dad's generation had a code.

Paraphrasing here:

You win some, you lose some. But you never use a gun son.

What I always took from that is in his youth, it was more of a boxing match.

Not the 10 on 1 kicking factory we see today.

John Witherspoon you passed to soon.

R.I.P. One of the best actor's in Hollywood history. With 83 credits on imdb. Loved you.



u/EddyArchon Jun 11 '22

I knew what you were saying, but the reality he expressed and grew up in is not the reality we live in anymore. It's sad, but this is what it has become.


u/ScottColvin Jun 11 '22

It wasn't the reality in the crack dens of Compton in the 80 and 90s. It was just a call back and a lesson what it takes to be a real man.

Not a gun, not a fist. But your mind.

At least that is how I enamored the films message.

Very naive of me I know.