Originally Posted by ny123
If someone is insulting you then its very possible that there next step is to attack you. A lot of people take kindness for weakness and are more likely to try something if you try to be reasonable.
i agree; however, until that time comes im not going to stoop to that level. . . ill just walk away from the situation. . . or i might stay and see if the guy attacks. . . like i said as soon as he gets close enough to be in that "steal off" range, then it's a different story; i probably wouldn't wait for him to hit me first. . .
even if you don't "swing first", you are still likely going to be arrested and charged. . . and even if you get it dismissed in court, it will still show up on your record as you having been arrested for it - something you have to explain; ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE A LAWYER. . . just not good. . . i avoid trouble if i can. . . if somebody thinks they "bytched me down" because i walked away, who really cares?