reply to post by SearchLightsInc
I'm a 6ft2 male with a relatively good build (not mad bulky or anything) and short hair - so I'm not the usual target of street rats - but I still get
random crap said to me sometimes, usually by a lad who's with a few others.
It's usually not an insult (though I did get called 'lanky' a few times which is a pseudo-insult I guess lol) but its stuff like comparisons (I look
like a lot of people apparently) and sometimes its almost provoked me into fighting straight away - until I realise this is just someone's pathetic
attempt at banter. I wouldn't mind if someone came up to me normally and said it but I'm talking about having a name shouted in your face by someone
as you walk past. It's disrespectful.
What does #ing annoy me is when a car drives past and some idiot shouts something (usually intangible) towards me. It's never made sense to me because
I'd rather the car stopped and we scrapped it out if they wanted some sort of animalistic 'buzz'. But instead they'll attempt to insult you then drive
off at 40 mph lol.
Once I was with my friend, who is a 6ft 5 short-haired black male (as stupid as it is being black and having short hair is associated with toughness
round here), and even then some fools drove past and shouted something. I swear to God I was begging my friend that time to chase the car with me;
just to ask the muppets why they felt compelled to do that. My friend is alot more laid back with that crap than me though.
Nowadays, I honestly wouldn't think twice about it. The type of person you are describing is your typical low life who will learn good morals the hard
way. The fact they are targeting girls over guys says it all, but believe me you get these idiots everywhere regardless of who you are or how big you
It is how fools make themselves feel better - a temporary moment of perceived superiority. There are the minority is this country (UK) and are
increasingly becoming a smaller one as more and more people are connected (I've lived in London, Manchester and Birmingham over the last however many
years) regardless of accent, colour, interests, and so forth.
I can tell you for a fact that these street attitudes were MUCH worse when I was a kid in London. You wouldn't believe some of the # that was
said/happened to us on the streets when we were only 9/10/11 and sometimes by FULLY GROWN MEN (nothing sexual thank god).
I know its changed partially at least because my little sister, who is 14, is still in that area and she's always with her friends walking about and
they get no trouble whatsoever these days. And believe me - I'd be the first to know lol.
Fortunately, a lot of people have 'woken up' in our generation but there is still a long flipping road to conquer.
You're a good person - I can tell - so don't ever let the negative people infect your aura. I did it once and it caused me some bouts of depression
when I was younger. You'll hear this a lot, but its the best advice; rise above it because you can perceive above it.
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