But, as I’ve had some opportunities to hang out with some really big guys at clubs, and it seems to me that they are like magnets to (often drunk) bigmouths and “fighters”. Like, guys trying to feel your biceps, saying stupid shit and generally trying to tool you. Allso being prize trophies for guys who go out to pick a fight to “show their manhood”. Any comments on this one, from guys already packed on some notable size?[/quote]
That is why I mentioned being a bouncer. I have done that before short term as a part time job. When people get alcohol in them, it usually comes with instant liquid courage. I know a few bouncers now that work at some of the local clubs and they get the same shit. One guy is about 6’2" and weighs over 270lbs and they focus in on him. He gets tested often. He knocks them out, but he still getss tested. Outside of that job though, I have never seen anyone treat him the same. I don’t go to clubs often. It just isn’t my scene. I have had little dudes bump into me at a club as if they were daring me to do something. I think it has something to do with the environment.
The instance I talked about as far as the last fight I was in happened in college. The same guy who started it saw me a few years ago and just put his head down when he walked past. I don’t start trouble. I generally try to avoid it, however, I know for a fact that having some decent size on you reduces the amount of times you are tested for the most part. People generally don’t even start arguments with me and it is noticeable. The funny thing about it is, I’m not a loud guy. I speak my mind, but some people even call me “quiet” simply because I look very serious if I don’t smile all of the time.
You also have to realize that I grew up boxing and doing some minor karate training. I was never “weak” even though I was a skinny kid. I just matured late. I blew up once I got to college and that was pretty much the last time anyone went out of their way to come at me.