Originally Posted by winds-of-change
I simply can't stand there and watch two people harm each other. I was okay with their angry exchange of words. I was very worried it would turn to physical violence. I even cover my eyes when a movie is on that shows physical violence. I was rolling down my window to start yelling at them. I'm not sure I actually would have but I wanted to. As a women, I think I would be safe from any physical altercation between two angry men. I've actually stood between two angry men before and simply prayed neither would hit me. Neither did.
as long as it's a mutual agreement between two people to engage in less than polite behaviour and want to bump heads, then i see it as none of my business.
key word is mutual consent to engage in an altercation. i learned a very long time ago to keep my nose out of affairs that were none of my business and to pick my battles accordingly. other people need to learn the same approach.
now if there was the situation where the odds were stacked against one person, or huge difference in size comparison, or a man wailing on a woman or a child, i would probably break my rule of getting involved. and i have on occasion done so in the past.
unless i have a personal stake in the confrontation, i probably am not going to get involved.