You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #30: I've only been in one real fight in my life [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU
DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 10:01 PM
Response to Original message
30. I've only been in one real fight in my life
and it was started because A) This guy had been being a pain in my ass for several months, B) I had been having insomnia and I was not myself at the time, and C) He crossed the line from verbal to physical. Nothing serious, just touching. Not even shoving. But I lost it and decked him. This was back in 8th grade, so he did the typical "You and me after school" posturing and I just said, "Whatever. I'm getting off at my bus stop. If you wanna walk home from there, be my guest."

Long story short, it was a weak-ass fight. Neither of us really knew what we were doing. He tried to grab me and swing me around and I managed to brace myself and send him flying instead so his wrist was sore for the next week. He got a lucky hit in and broke my nose, so that was a sore for a couple of days. That's about it.

Well, okay, there were plenty of 'flight' responses back when I lived near two college campuses in Orlando and didn't have my own car. But that was all me dodging stupid and/or drunk assholes in cars who didn't think to look where they were going.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
  -Post your tough guy moments here sniffa  Jul-31-08 08:41 PM   #0 
  - Hmmm  Concerned GA Voter   Jul-31-08 08:51 PM   #1 
  - I peed on a dog's head once.  LostInAnomie   Jul-31-08 08:55 PM   #2 
  - I punched a policeman in the gut the day I lost my husband.  MrsGrumpy   Jul-31-08 08:56 PM   #3 
  - Oh fuck.  Fran Kubelik   Jul-31-08 10:13 PM   #33 
     - It wasn't fair of them and it is one of the many things I will never  MrsGrumpy   Jul-31-08 10:22 PM   #37 
        - That's just awful.  Fran Kubelik   Aug-01-08 07:12 AM   #44 
  - I beat up the teenager who undressed my sister and her best friend*, and he lost a testicle.  LeftyMom   Jul-31-08 08:59 PM   #4 
  - for clarity: I am female.  Kali   Jul-31-08 09:03 PM   #5 
  - So, this was a roving band of rapists? n/t  madeline_con   Jul-31-08 09:10 PM   #10 
     - might have been  Kali   Jul-31-08 10:58 PM   #43 
  - I've done quite a bit of open rescue.  flvegan   Jul-31-08 09:04 PM   #6 
  - Exactly so  sniffa   Jul-31-08 09:09 PM   #9 
  - I fell off a house  DS1   Jul-31-08 09:05 PM   #7 
  - Yeah, but it was a Smurf house  sniffa   Jul-31-08 09:13 PM   #13 
     - The fact that they are endangered keeps me up at night  DS1   Jul-31-08 09:18 PM   #15 
  - I have read the threads pertaining to this...  philboy   Jul-31-08 09:06 PM   #8 
  - I keep thinking I'd look for something to hit the attacker with.  madeline_con   Jul-31-08 09:11 PM   #12 
  - Perhaps...  philboy   Jul-31-08 09:19 PM   #16 
  - Absolutely. they'd be so freaked, just getting those who  madeline_con   Jul-31-08 09:25 PM   #17 
  - All I can say is that...  philboy   Jul-31-08 09:28 PM   #19 
  - That's why you don't keep hitting him  flvegan   Jul-31-08 09:31 PM   #22 
     - Imagine if you will a knife strike to someone who has attached  madeline_con   Jul-31-08 09:53 PM   #27 
        - Your answer is why a good self defence class is a must.  flvegan   Jul-31-08 09:58 PM   #29 
           - Barring that, practice swinging heavy objects.  madeline_con   Jul-31-08 10:09 PM   #32 
              - I agree with you.  flvegan   Jul-31-08 10:34 PM   #40 
                 - That's what I heard on the CBC interview this morning...  bicentennial_baby   Jul-31-08 10:49 PM   #42 
  - The point of my OP  sniffa   Jul-31-08 09:47 PM   #25 
  - It makes me want to travel with a brick  AchtungToddler   Jul-31-08 09:25 PM   #18 
  - "Perhaps" is the operative word.  Gormy Cuss   Jul-31-08 10:07 PM   #31 
  - I'm glad you're not dead, Husband...  bicentennial_baby   Jul-31-08 09:11 PM   #11 
  - I was working in the men's locker room of a gym facility  AchtungToddler   Jul-31-08 09:18 PM   #14 
  - I survived my time in the Marines  jasonc   Jul-31-08 09:29 PM   #20 
  - I posted in GD.  jobycom   Jul-31-08 09:31 PM   #21 
  - Jumped by a gang outside a convenience store  ByTheRiver   Jul-31-08 09:33 PM   #23 
  - Jesus, sniffa. My life sounds so fuckin' tame compared to yours!  Shine   Jul-31-08 09:40 PM   #24 
  - Um, sweetie, you're pretty badass  bicentennial_baby   Jul-31-08 09:48 PM   #26 
  - Hrrrmmm ...  RoyGBiv   Jul-31-08 09:54 PM   #28 
  - I've only been in one real fight in my life  DarkTirade   Jul-31-08 10:01 PM   #30 
  - I kicked a kid in the stomach once for spitting at some girls.  Elrond Hubbard   Jul-31-08 10:18 PM   #34 
  - Only one real episode in my life that i think actually counts and one other that was just dumb.  chimpsrsmarter   Jul-31-08 10:20 PM   #35 
  - I love you  sniffa   Jul-31-08 10:31 PM   #38 
     - Thanks, you're making me a bit teary eyed. I haven't thought about that whole thing in  chimpsrsmarter   Jul-31-08 10:33 PM   #39 
  - I'd guess this situation, which is not at all as stupid as some of the other  Redstone   Jul-31-08 10:21 PM   #36 
  - I went with a friend to retrieve her child from her ex.  Swede   Jul-31-08 10:44 PM   #41 
  - Ugh. Just a few days ago  regularguy   Aug-01-08 08:52 AM   #45 
  - What did TeenMidlo do?  sasquatch   Aug-01-08 08:56 AM   #46 

Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC