Originally Posted by Rick1967
People not stepping up and pretending it is not their business is what is destroying this nation. When evil people are not put in check they continue to get worse. You did the right thing. And dont believe any stooge that tells you different.
You hit the nail on the head here.
MountaineerGlocker, you did what you had to do to protect you and your family. Right or wrong, no one has the right to threaten you or your family, no matter what there age is. Pulling a weapon, is pulling a weapon, whether it is a gun, a knife or a bat.
Not to change the subject but I had the same problem eating dinner with my 5 kids one night in a very crowded resturant with a young women of about 22/23. She was sitting across from me and my family cussing up a storm on the phone while she was trying to eat and feed her 3 small kids, they looked like they were ages 5, 3, and 1.
She was there before I arrived so I do not know how long she had been there but after 3 or 4 F-bombs in less then a minute I asked her to please stop using such language. She gave me one of those FU looks and kept on. I asked her to please stop and she continued going on for about 5 minutes. Finally, I looked at her and told her enough is enough shut your mouth there are people here trying to eat a nice dinner. She looked at me while still on the phone and told the person on the other end "I will have to call you back, some a**hole is giving me a hard time and we are leaving."
I sat there stuned. I looked at her and told her "That my be what you think but at least I know what respect is. At least I know the difference between right and wrong and I know how to act in public and most important, how to act in front of my kids. Thank you very much."
It was funny because the look in her eyes was that of someone that did not understand a word that I had said to her. So while she was struggling to gather up her 3 small children I saw she was having a hard time, so being raised the way I was, I offered to help her because I know how hard it is to gather up kids of that age. WOW, did I get a big FU look from her.
I think the thing that bothered me the most was after she left a couple of different people told me "I am glad you said something because if you would not have said something I was going to." I looked at all of them and said "Then why did you not?"
Sorry for the long post. But this is what is wrong with people now a day's, no one is willing to step up and say anything to anyone because they do not want to get involved. For me growing up it was common knowledge that if my brother's or I did anything wrong were in trouble because someone always found out or saw us and said "I know who your mom is and I am going to call her." What was worse then that was if they knew my grandfather!!