It’s the middle of the day. You’re in a verbal spat with a person you don’t know at a major retail outlet over something trivial. The argument escalates, name-calling ensues:
Agitator: “You’re a bastard.”
You: “You’re a bastard.”
Agitator: “Your son’s a bastard.”
You: “Your son’s a bastard.”
Agitator: “Your dad’s a bastad.”
You: “Your dad’s a bastard.”
Agitator: “Your mom’s a bastard.”
You: “Your mom’s a bastard.”
Agitator: “How dare you call my mom a ‘bastard!'”
Following that last insult of all insults, the agitator spits directly in your face. My question to you is, how do you respond?
I suppose my anger would probably get the best of me in that situation and it might come to fisticuffs. Ideally though, you never let the argument get to that point and you walk away and retreat before it happens.
I raise this question because of a video that’s gone viral of two women fighting at a WalMart in La Porte, Texas. Now, in this video, a fight breaks out between a shopper — identified as Jessica Albitz — and a contract worker — identified as Alice Keener.
“Take your poor a– up out of this store,” the worker said according to ABC 7, adding “your momma’s a b—h.”
According to Albitz, during their verbal showdown, Keener spit in her face. Albitz responded by craning back her neck and headbutting the bigger Keener. It was an anticipatory strike but it proved to be a big mistake.
Following the headbutt, Keener grabbed the 106-pound woman and slammed her head into a nearby table five times and then dragged her to the floor by her hair. Eventually, someone intervened and separated the two women.
Moral of the story: avoid physical confrontations whenever possible. Be the bigger, by that I mean wiser person, and walk away. You never know what is going to happen when the brawling starts that’s why it’s best to simply walk away. Your ego heals a lot quicker than your head.
Your take on this unexpected bout?