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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

You're the Only Heckler Around

Posted on Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 2:13 PM

First, I want to start off by saying that after I walked away from the situation I regretted not confronting the people I am about to bitch about to their face. Ever see that show What Would You Do? I felt like I had just failed their social test.

My partner and I were out for a lovely stroll along Spring Garden Road and thought we would stop to sit outside the gardens on the giant planter there. As I approached the spot we had picked to sit some guy was yelling in my direction but I couldn't make out what he was saying so I just proceeded to sit and enjoy the sun. Next to us, a few feet over was an older lady sitting not saying a word. All of a sudden this guy who was the one yelling at me starts shouting obscenities at this lady calling her "a mother f******* beggar" telling her to "stop your f******* heckling," the woman turned towards them and asked them to stop yelling at her (no swearing involved) to which this guy responded, "go f*** yourself." The yelling then subsided and I sat there dumbfounded. The woman then politely asked me for the time. After a few awkward moments of silence my partner and I got up and left (that's where my mistake was made).

I just don't understand why people (specifically this man) feel it is okay to yell and berate people like that. If in fact, this woman was "begging" as he so nicely put it simply say no and let it rest. There is no need to verbally assault anyone. —Embarrassed

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