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    Hey guys,

    Basically I was walking through town today, minding my own, after picking up some things from Sainsbury's. Out of nowhere some kid comes up from behind me and shoves a plastic bag on my head, shouts something then runs off.

    I took the bag off my head and saw him run off, then looked around and saw everyone on the street laughing at me. I had a wobbly lower lip but kept on walking, and put the bag in the bin.

    Nothing majorly bad, just being laughed at in public was a major self-esteem downer. Feel pretty crap, not gonna lie
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    I think you have to remember that they weren't laughing at you, but the situation. That kid could have put the bag on anyone's head and everyone would have laughed, you were just unlucky, don't over think it.
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    Will you ever see them again?

    Embarrassing things happen, you'll get over it.
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    (Original post by salty_candy)
    I think you have to remember that they weren't laughing at you, but the situation. That kid could have put the bag on anyone's head and everyone would have laughed, you were just unlucky, don't over think it.
    True - shadenfreude is most common among the more insecure.
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    (Original post by salty_candy)
    I think you have to remember that they weren't laughing at you, but the situation. That kid could have put the bag on anyone's head and everyone would have laughed, you were just unlucky, don't over think it.
    This. OP, it could've been anyone. They weren't deliberately targeting you - the fact they came up behind you proves this.
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    That doesn't sound funny at all, must have been a strange street of people.
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    (Original post by SillyRodent)
    That doesn't sound funny at all, must have been a strange street of people.
    That's what I thought!
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Hey guys,

    Basically I was walking through town today, minding my own, after picking up some things from Sainsbury's. Out of nowhere some kid comes up from behind me and shoves a plastic bag on my head, shouts something then runs off.

    I took the bag off my head and saw him run off, then looked around and saw everyone on the street laughing at me. I had a wobbly lower lip but kept on walking, and put the bag in the bin.

    Nothing majorly bad, just being laughed at in public was a major self-esteem downer. Feel pretty crap, not gonna lie
    Just a bunch of idiots, ignore them :yep:
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    (Original post by mevidek)
    Just a bunch of idiots, ignore them :yep:
    Thanks dude
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    (Original post by SillyRodent)
    That doesn't sound funny at all, must have been a strange street of people.
    This.
    OP, what weird/poor part of the world were you walking through for such a thing to happen?
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    (Original post by Jimbo1234)
    This.
    OP, what weird/poor part of the world were you walking through for such a thing to happen?
    Edinburgh.
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    This could happen to anyone I guess, its hard I know but just try your best to forget about it. I've been in some pretty embarrassing moments at times, its horrible at the time but when you go home and actually think about it you realize it wasn't your fault and they were just being immature and all round just conforming to their peers. Because, really in another situation they possibly wouldn't find it funny, especially if they hung out with other people. I'm sure you are a great person and they just picked on the first person they could see, nothing to do with you as a person. *hugs* sorry for the essay
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    (Original post by VaticanCameos)
    This could happen to anyone I guess, its hard I know but just try your best to forget about it. I've been in some pretty embarrassing moments at times, its horrible at the time but when you go home and actually think about it you realize it wasn't your fault and they were just being immature and all round just conforming to their peers. Because, really in another situation they possibly wouldn't find it funny, especially if they hung out with other people. I'm sure you are a great person and they just picked on the first person they could see, nothing to do with you as a person. *hugs* sorry for the essay
    Thanks. If I had remaining rep points I'd give you a +1.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Edinburgh.
    Ooh.

    /thread
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Thanks. If I had remaining rep points I'd give you a +1.
    haha no probs! hope you feel much better soon.
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    (Original post by Tudball)
    Ooh.

    /thread
    It's the home of the Scottish stuck-up and insecure.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Edinburgh.
    I'm going there next week, hopefully this doesn't happen to me

    But I agree with the others, don't over think it, the people who laughed at you would have laughed had it happened to anyone.
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    As someone said, they weren't laughing at you but how surreal the situation was. Also usually laughter is used as an emotional release and a sudden change in emotion i.e. when they intitially saw what was happening they probably thought you were being attacked then suddenly they realised it was a stupid prank. So it's almost like a sigh of relief.
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    Did you not retaliate?
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    Oh man, we wen't to visit our family in scarborough, we were walking through town, split off to where we wanted to go, I was with my Aunt who is about 55, saw some people around my age, the scummy type, on the corner, sketty ho's and skinhead retards all centered around a pathetic scooter in their pathetic plastic sport clothes looking about as sharp as a greasy hamburger, and I'm there in my clothes which are [unforunately?] all label brands, knew they would say somthing, laugh, or stare, they think she's my mum and the leader obv mimic' a womans voice "I'll buy you anything darling", laughing ensues.

    I normally don't care about that sort of stuff, but man, its one of those situtations, where I wish I have some sort of blunt weapon of me, since there are 5 or 6, like a baseball bat, could whip it out of a backpack or something, run up to the main one, hit him round the face as hard as possible, hopefully shattering their cheeck and jaw bones, then proceed to beat their face so it caves in on itself, then swing wildly at the other in a fit of rage, breathing heavily, as they run off crying or calling for help as I've bludgened their friend to death and you can't even recognise his mangled face anymore etc etc

    ....

    being mentally unhinged, psychosis and all that.

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