ecureilx wrote:I may quietly disagree - what if he turns his anger on the person trying to calm him down ?
He would'n. 95% confidence. He didn't get more aggressive when he was confronted later by the other guy.
95% based on your guts, but .. that is not 100%, and .. not everybody can read body languages/analyse likewise that he would have kept his temper as it is, and on a what-if scenario, what if he turned the situation as if the whole world was against him, for being unjust ?? He felt he had every right to pick on a kid, for a T Shirt, and I am sure he did that for whatever reason when there are people who were even worse T Shirts/dresses ..
ecureilx wrote:If a guy behaves like a douchebag, it is the job of others to calm him down ? mmmm .. yes, agreed .. NOT
I would probably react. I think it is my job not to ignore some situations including, when somebody is not treated fair.
So the Old man was not getting treated fair ? uh ho (I am trying to figure out why the world seems to be at fault for the old man's behaviour... I am not sure if I am on the wrong track, again. Remember the issue with Famous Amos ? A lot did feel the society is at fault for not helping and adjusting to the misfit, than the other way around)
x9200 wrote: ecureilx wrote:
am now more convinced that the kid is at fault, for avoiding eye contact and avoiding escalating the problem
He should have just stood up and thrown a few - no, can't do, as per SG Law, the one who throws the first punch goes for Serious hurt.
Are you serious?
of course, I was not serious .. but, well, what gives the right for somebody to throw tantrum at the kid but the kid is firmly expected to behave like a grown up and absorb it ? And true, if the kid had reacted, the blame would have been on him, and even when he was keeping his cool, the TNP reporter passed the blame to the kid.
What if the old fellow had got more angry when he wasn't getting the desired results he hoped for - maybe a return provocation ? or ..as some do, as maybe it was all a social experiment to see how people stand up to a case of road bully ? Just thinking aloud ..
Somehow I recall this joke
The little boy was in a bus eating a chocolate, then he took another one and then another ...
A man next to him said, "Do you know that too much of it will damage your teeth??"
The boy replied, "My grandfather lived for 132 years"
The man asked , "Was it because of eating chocolate?"
The boy replied, "No, he was always minding his own business!".
PS, saw another similar situation - along Orchard Road (nope, not the northern end.. but somewhere in the middle .. ) .. two Female Foreign Talents, dressed provocatively, with half their a** hanging out, and the rest of the body bulging out, probably covering lest than 20% of their body - and then suddenly one turned freaky and yelled at a fellow behind for supposedly staring at her bottoms ... the fellow just looked silly and said "oh, what am I supposed to do, cover my eyes to avoid seeing a pile of shit walking by ?? " or something like that .. and he quickly walked away ..
Those around were more than greatly entertained ..