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Originally posted by EvilSadamClone
I would say nothing but let the man make a fool out himself. It's obvious to to me that he's just using a dirty trick to try to get a cigarette or is looking for a fight.
As for me I don't smoke so I don't carry cigarettes on me.
Originally posted by Sinny
Your trying to hard.
I'd just say: "No, its because I left them up the stairs"
With a look of chaste, I guess.
His hang up, his problem.
Originally posted by thesungod
reply to post by AzureSky
I have been in this exact situation before and here's what happened.
"Are you stupid or something I left my cigarettes upstairs. Want me to turn out my pockets or something? Maybe you should get a job and buy some instead of bumming."
Shocked and appalled the three Hispanics went about their business.
You are not a racist. Your a human that didn't have another cigarette to mooch out and someone tried to bully one out of you.
thumbs up for you.
Originally posted by freakjive
Not at all in the way this went down in real time... I think you handled it in a very intelligent and non-confrontational way. Sometimes all it takes is to show someone the errors of their ways. You may have made a difference for someone.
I do have to ask though...
Why did you refer to him as a "thug" in the OP?edit on 5/8/2012 by freakjive because: (no reason given)
Me: *Staring blankly at person in front of him* "Really? Thats the first thing that pops into mind when you don't get what you want? Number one: By assuming because im white that im not giving you a cigarette because you black, makes you the racist in this conversation. Number two: By saying what you just said, you have automatically segregated yourself from society by acknowledging there is a difference between you and i, when there really isn't. Number three: It makes you sound like an idiot, and idiocy transcends "race" (quote hand motion)"
Seeing as how there are several people staring at you in shock, said thug turns and walks away, perhaps a look of anger or shame as he walks through the crowd.