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#197319 - 10/25/05 05:17 PM Jerks on the buss
Shadowx Offline
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Registered: 10/25/05
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Hi everyone I am new to posting but have been visiting these forums for quite some time. I am 16 and a junior in high school. I took shohei ryu karate for a little while but that was a few years ago. I would like to take up some kind of MA but lack the money to do so, anyway I was curious onyour thoughts on the situation that I encountered a few days ago. I recently got a job so had to take a different bus to get there and knew no one on the bus. So I sat in front and listened to my CD player and waited to arrive at my work. Well six kids werre behind me yelling and screaming like they sometimes do. one threw some garbage in my seat. i didn't take it personally I figured he just was getting it out of his eat and not necissarily trying to hit me. Well after a minute one kid tapped poked me in the head but agian I thought perhaps his hand just touched my head. The then it happened again and I turned around and asked what the problem was. Mabye they were suprised that I confronted the problem because even though there were 5 or 6 of them all my size or slightly bigger they all said that it was some other kid. I din't know who to confront because my back was turned when they poked me (sounds funny now lol). Anyway I will have to take this buss again in a few days and I have a feeling there will be a fight. I do not go around looking for fights and in fact I have never been in a real one, but I am geting tired of people just doing stupid stuff like this to me (I think it happens to everyon now and then) and just being the "better man" all the time. While am doubtful that I could normally fight 6 people, I don't think that they all would fight me and the buss means that they wouldn't be able to surround me. I am sure others have been in situations like this and I am looking for a liitle enlightenment on what you would do. Oh and you are probobly wondering about the buss driver, he is not much help he seems nice but is old and if a fight were to break out he obviously would have to deal with driving first.

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#197320 - 10/25/05 05:28 PM Re: Jerks on the buss [Re: Shadowx]
funstick5000 Offline
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talk to the bus driver or conductor, they'll probably throw them off. if it happens repeatedly call the bus company about them, they may bar them from the bus service if these kids arte pestering enough people.
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#197321 - 10/25/05 06:01 PM Re: Jerks on the buss [Re: Shadowx]
nekogami13 V2.0 Offline
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Don't sit with your back to them.
Ask them nicely, but firmly to stop whatever it is they are doing.
If they continue to act like morons, can you move to a different section of the bus?
If not, bring their behavior to the attention of the driver. I really don't think he can do much,but if there is escalation you have a witness that you attempted other means to resolve the problem.

Do not engage in name calling, chest thumping or any kind of other verbal/non-verbal intimidation ploy. Be polite and firm in you request.
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#197322 - 10/25/05 09:45 PM Re: Jerks on the buss [Re: funstick5000]
Blindsided Offline
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Registered: 05/09/05
Posts: 217
Probably the way you act. Stuff like that dosnt happen to me and hasnt for along time and it dosnt happen to people who carry themselves with confidence. I would of told them that they were all (moderator edit)not nice people(end edit) for not manning up and telling you who did it; if you take disrespect they will keep doing it. If you get picked on a lot, maybe you should change your posture, how you act, or how you dress.

Moderator diatribe: This is silly advise to a point. He never said he was constantly picked on by everyone. Yes, sometimes your demeanor will attract bullies,sometimes not. Becoming verbally abusive to a group of 6 or more people acting like fools is generally not a bright idea.


Edited by nekogami13 V2.0 (10/25/05 10:17 PM)

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#197323 - 10/26/05 11:48 AM Re: Jerks on the buss [Re: Blindsided]
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http://www.fightingarts.com/ubbthreads/s...0&fpart=all

Please read the forum rules. This thread is in violation of them.
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#197324 - 10/26/05 06:23 PM Re: Jerks on the buss [Re: Leo_E_49]
Shadowx Offline
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Registered: 10/25/05
Posts: 15
I read the forum rules and I don not believe this to be a violation of them and apparently niether does the moderator. Apperently you misunderstood me. I am not being "constantly bullied" I simply said that people often joke or make fun of other people and every once in a while it is you. Since there were six of them I doubt they would have cared how I carried myself , if I walked straight up with my chest out they would probobly think I was a tight ass and would be more likely to screw with me lol. If you have never been messed with in your life chances are you are lying. i'm sure even the toughest, biggest most peopular kid in the school has been picked on a few times. I was hoping to resolve the problem between myself and the other kids not run around trying to have others do it. Also they would never be kicked off the buss unless there already was a fight which would be too late anyway. The school is required by law to provide transportation to and from the school for all "standard activities" For example sports and clubs are different. Those of you who tried to give helpful advice I thank appreciate it.

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#197325 - 10/26/05 07:41 PM Re: Jerks on the buss [Re: Shadowx]
h2whoa Offline
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Registered: 10/16/05
Posts: 427
Loc: Fiji
Quote:

Hi everyone I am new to posting but have been visiting these forums for quite some time. I am 16 and a junior in high school. I took shohei ryu karate for a little while but that was a few years ago. I would like to take up some kind of MA but lack the money to do so, anyway I was curious onyour thoughts on the situation that I encountered a few days ago. I recently got a job so had to take a different bus to get there and knew no one on the bus. So I sat in front and listened to my CD player and waited to arrive at my work. Well six kids werre behind me yelling and screaming like they sometimes do. one threw some garbage in my seat. i didn't take it personally I figured he just was getting it out of his eat and not necissarily trying to hit me. Well after a minute one kid tapped poked me in the head but agian I thought perhaps his hand just touched my head. The then it happened again and I turned around and asked what the problem was. Mabye they were suprised that I confronted the problem because even though there were 5 or 6 of them all my size or slightly bigger they all said that it was some other kid. I din't know who to confront because my back was turned when they poked me (sounds funny now lol). Anyway I will have to take this buss again in a few days and I have a feeling there will be a fight. I do not go around looking for fights and in fact I have never been in a real one, but I am geting tired of people just doing stupid stuff like this to me (I think it happens to everyon now and then) and just being the "better man" all the time. While am doubtful that I could normally fight 6 people, I don't think that they all would fight me and the buss means that they wouldn't be able to surround me. I am sure others have been in situations like this and I am looking for a liitle enlightenment on what you would do. Oh and you are probobly wondering about the buss driver, he is not much help he seems nice but is old and if a fight were to break out he obviously would have to deal with driving first.




Sit in the back of the bus, they really cant get behind you there, it is still possible to surround or get behind someone sitting in other seats, try catching a train is my best advice. And try not to provoke them. Perhaps you could have been more diplomatic than sying "Whats the problem" these words basically translate to the nearest thug "you better quit or I am going to do something to you", dont ask me how this phenomenon works but this is what I have observed. The diplomatic thing to do when being poked in the head is to move seat...pretty simple.

Good luck in future, if they do get a bit rough with you, dont strike first!



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#197326 - 10/27/05 12:51 AM Re: Jerks on the buss [Re: Shadowx]
Mr_Heretik Offline
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Registered: 05/20/05
Posts: 1074
Loc: Bronx NY, USA
I'm 16 and a junior too, every once in a while a couple of idiots would start acting up. Don't worry about it, its one of those "bad day" things... unless it becomes constant.

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#197327 - 10/27/05 04:32 AM Re: Jerks on the buss [Re: Shadowx]
Cord Offline
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Registered: 01/13/05
Posts: 11399
Loc: Cambridge UK.
If it was on a public bus, and you were on your way to a job, not school, it is perfectly possible that you will never see these guys again- not everyone has regimented transport habits.
The fact that they didnt escalate when you confronted them means they were just being idiots- there was no greater intent than getting a rise out of you, then sniggering to themselves.
If you encounter them again, just sit out of their target area, I doubt they will make the effort to single you out, more likely they will just aim at someone closer to them.
If they do pester you, tell the driver as suggested.
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#197328 - 10/27/05 07:48 AM Re: Jerks on the buss [Re: Shadowx]
Leo_E_49 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/05
Posts: 4117
Loc: California
Quote:

I read the forum rules




I see, I misread your first post.
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