Just had my first one. Actually, that is to say, just had a couple fists thrown my way. I didn't touch anybody.
Was having a friendly game of pool with the same people I usually do at a nearby, small bar. In this bar, everybody is a regular--we are the only
patrons supporting that place heheh, about the same 20-25 people.
I was on a hot streak and beating some guys who usually dominate the table. After a couple of beers I flubbed a break on the rack. I told the fellow I
was too buzzed to make shots, I'd re-rack and then I'll sit out.
He took major offense, slumped off into a chair. His buddy comes pushing me around and says I broke the rules of the table blah blah. He's pissed, and
I tell em all to relax, it's just a friendly game, and that I'm sitting out now. I went to apologize to the offended party. They're both telling me
I say something of similar ilk and walk off headed for the exit.
They both come outside and confront me. I tell them again to relax and not take a game so seriously. This is not tournement play, and it isn't for
He calls me a name, the intended purpose being to emasculate me. I say "Oh me? That's what I am? I think it's you because you can't handle a simple
Got punched in the jaw. I chuckled. "Yeah, you're definitely a ______ hitting like that."
Earned me another punch. I just stood dazed a bit. Said, "You done, chief?"
Got one more that cut my eye and drew blood.
I still just stood there hardly reacting, though a bit woozy. I wasn't going to raise my fists. I wasn't angry--more saddened that these loony tunes
are so irate over the smallest transgression in a game with no stakes.
I went back inside to clean up the blood. All the people I've been hanging out with for the last year just look. No one asks me if I'm ok. Just.
Then bartender asks ME to leave. Not the fellow throwing punches, but ME.
Yeah, I've left sweetheart, don't trouble your head
Again, not hurt or anything. Just mostly shocked at the agressor's childish behavior, and the apathy of my 'friends.'
Is this really something that can bring a person to rage? Heheh
I love the game of pool, but it's not a matter of honor to be satisfied by violence.
I really do feel pity for those 2 guys. Such heavy-heartedness over a game.
I do feel a bit proud of myself for not fighting back. It flashed my mind a hair of a second. But I practiced what I preach and turned the other
cheek. I am happy I kept my cool.
Plenty other places to sink some shots!
I am curious to hear your stories. Please share.
edit on 27-6-2016 by NarcolepticBuddha because: (no reason given)