i was talking about physical altercations between two men..
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Is this really an acceptable way of going on? watch
- 16-04-2011 16:35
(Original post by DarkSenrine)
- 16-04-2011 16:54
I went to London the other day to blow of a little steam, what with heavy duty revision and all to go and spend money in an expensive little gin joint.
Everything was going well at first - my friend and I sat sipping whisky in a corner while chatting. This went on for an hour or so, until he said to get some cash out.
I stayed at the table on my own for a while but then erroneously went off to get a few more drinks. I ordered a triple whisky and a glass of water. While sipping on the water, this black guy who stood well a foot above me (no mean feat, considering I stand 6'3) asked if he could have my whisky for free.
I said something about the drink being mine, and politely suggested he buy his own one; trying my utmost to not sound rude. Then the conversation proceeded like this:
"Buy me a drink then brah"
"Sorry mate, I haven't got any money left - how about you get some cash out?"
"I don't have any money, brah: I'm poor"
"Sorry to hear that"
"Are you disrespecting my race and my culture, blud? Are you saying black people are inferior?"
"No, I didn't say that"
He then punched me in the face and downed what was left of my drink. The bouncer, sensing the disturbance, ran over and listened to both our sides of the story.
God knows how the bouncer came to this conclusion, but he deemed that I was in the wrong, and chucked me out.
Tired, cold, drunk and pissed off, I walked out and loitered around the place waiting for my friend to come back.
Before he came back, the black guy walked out and said "That will teach you for disrespecting (is that even a word) blacks, yeah?". I then cast my eyes to heaven and muttered some sarcastic remark. He then pulled a switchblade out and held it to my stomach. He said "You want me to cut you open?"
Terrified, I said no and started shaking. He then walked off grinning.
Sure, I could've handled the situation much better and given him some more respect, but do you think the race card is played too often in Britain?
Have you ever heard of things happening like this before?
Even when I was at uni years ago in Nottingham (which isn't anywhere near as bad as I find London), my mum came to visit and as she was walking to my house was bombed by kids throwing paint-bombs, hit in the face and covered in paint. Needless to say she didn't visit again.
I think the UK has deteriorated to a point where the only nice places left to live where people actually respect and treat each other properly is the countryside and small villages.
If you're happy with a laid back lifestyle where everyone is nice to each other, there's some awesome places in Canada. Vancouver Island is awesome and the East coast is beautiful and everyone is super nice. South Island NZ is also pretty epic and friendly. I highly recommend!
London is awful. One of the worst places I have ever been in terms of attitude and friendliness. I still love going there to meet up with friends and go out for drinks, but I would never actively choose to live there unless I had a job paying me obscene amounts of money so I could live in a nice part of it
- 16-04-2011 17:06
(Original post by Profesh)
- 16-04-2011 19:26
Inasmuch as we're talking about someone employing intimidation to coerce someone less physically-able into rendering a service which they've no desire to perform, and resorting to violence when said party refuses to acquiesce to their illicit demands; what's the difference?
- 16-04-2011 19:37
No, it's not. Things like this make me ashamed of my ethnicity. In any case, you should have just called the police. I swear to god though, if someone tried that on me...