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I am a manager in retail, anyways, Im working in my store a couple nights ago and I am singing this song. I guess the song sounded similar to "ariba ariba andoley, andoley".
Anyways, I am singing and all of a sudden some guy out of nowhere comes up to me throws his hand cart down and says, "Say it again mother fucker and see what happens!"
I wasnt sure if he was talking to me, so I look both ways, and stand up, "Excuse me?"
He says, "Say it again, and see what happens!"
I respond, "Are you talking about the song Im singing?" At this time I notice this potent smell emitting from his person that smells of a strong alcoholic beverage.
He says, "Dont play stupid with me. You offended every hispanic in here."
I respond, "My son is half hispanic, and if I offended you, I apologize, but I was singing a song."
He states, "I said, say it again mother fucker."
Then he moves his right hand slowly as if about to swing. I slowly move in position and give him one small target of my face. I do this so that if he swings, I know exactly where it's going to go and I can respond and subdue this drunk idiot. Then I figure this isn't worth the effort of breath.
I say, "You know I'm tired of the accusation and I'm not going to put up with this, so I'm going to have to ask you to leave my store."
He says sarcastically, "Oh this is your store?"
I pull on my name tag and then look at his face trying to put the letters M A N A G E R together.
He looks around at rhe crowd he's brought and walks away.
Now, the reason I name this the calm is because at any point I could have made this a physical altercation. He was waiting for me to respond to him in a forceful manner. Had I, I am sure I would have had to take this guy down. Knowing that I could handle myself made me not enter the fight or flight stage though. Having that confidence allows us not to enter the "NO TURNING BACK" stage.
When I was a kid, there would have been no way this guy would've said more than "mother fucker" to me. That would have called his doom.
A part of me wished I could go back and kick the crap out of this guys, just because I hate people like that. But another part of me knows that it wouldn't have been worth it.
Had I kicked this guy all over like I could have, I would've I'm sure caused many customers to stop shopping there, made a possibility of date line showing up, and making the headlines bringing the company down as a whole. In all honesty, letting go of a little pride was better.