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Wanting to Punch Someone

How often does it happen to you? Not just getting really angry, but actually considering punching someone.

I used to box through childhood, before the club was disbanded and the warehouse was sold off to some home living chain for mattress storage. It sounds silly but sometimes I begin to miss the thrill of fighting enough that I want to pick a fight with someone I dislike just to get back into that kind of feeling. That rarely ever happens, I’d wager that I only seriously fight a couple of times a year, usually backing out because the guy is drunk or he has friends that will go for a cheap shot at me, I’m not a type that will get myself into those situations naturally, so I spend a lot of time not fighting.

There’s an occasional pub brawl that I’ll find myself in the middle of when I’m not expecting it, but I much prefer the idea of fighting a singular person in a semi-controlled environment. This never arises out of anger, it’s not an unbridled rage that makes me want to fight people, I just used to really love fighting and I miss it sometimes.

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[quote]Big Kahuna wrote:the guy is drunk or he has friends that will go for a cheap shot at me, …
I much prefer the idea of fighting a singular person in a semi-controlled environment.[/quote]

I pretty much want to punch people everytime i go out. But it’s stupid and not worth the hassle of potentially getting stabbed/shot/beat on by someones friends who dint know were with the person/arrested and sued. Here in the states, atleast where i live, if you get into a fight with someone and win, they’ll sue you.

[quote]Aggv wrote:

[quote]Big Kahuna wrote:the guy is drunk or he has friends that will go for a cheap shot at me, …
I much prefer the idea of fighting a singular person in a semi-controlled environment.[/quote]

I pretty much want to punch people everytime i go out. But it’s stupid and not worth the hassle of potentially getting stabbed/shot/beat on by someones friends who dint know were with the person/arrested and sued. Here in the states, atleast where i live, if you get into a fight with someone and win, they’ll sue you. [/quote]

I knew it, sometimes I think to myself that it must be just a silly stereotype how common legal action is taken over the silliest little love tap in the US, I guess it’s actually a real thing. Over here, and I assume to some extent Britain as well, it’s very rare to see legal action taken for a fight unless it ends in something like loss of body parts or a critical visit to the hospital. And even then, it never really happens, I have a couple friends who got drunk together on a night out in this kind of natural semi-mountainous park we have nearby (if you Google Map search Parque “El Recorral” it should show up in searches for Spain.), they got into a fight and one of them bit most of the other’s ear off and swallowed it. They never considered real legal action, the guilty party paid for the operation to reinfuse plastic parts to the ear in surgery, but that was really it after that, they still go out and drink together.

Luckily we don’t have to worry about getting shot, there’s a few people that would be able to sell you a pistol or even a rifle if you were willing to put up the money, but unless someone’s criminally inclined from the get-go you wouldn’t see them walking around with a gun. Knives are also rare, incredibly so, people here just prepare to fist fight for the most part, maybe bottles or ashtrays if someone gets really pissy. I’m sure we have all of the same kind of arseholes that go out looking for a fight, I’m sure you’re aware what type of demographic I’m speaking about, but it’s highly unlikely they’ll kill someone.

I’m happy with the community we have, the “fighters” here are never really nice people, but they know that if there’s a scuffle they go to work, the other guy does as well, and whoever comes out the winner gets to stay whilst the other leaves. Alcohol can change that dynamic a little, but bouncers keep them in check if they stray from that. There might be an arrest sometimes, but it’s a big might. This attitude never makes the fighting any less likely to happen, and usually the loser is still angry about it, but unless it turns into a brawl between two groups of friends, it usually simmers down in verbal sparring until one leaves.

I never want to punch anyone. I am like a wookie. I would prefer to tear their arms off.

Every time someone starts a Professor X-related thread.

I’ve been in a couple of fist fights before but I always worry about the damage I’d do if actually punched someone as hard as I could in the face. I’m sure that sounds very gay but you never know. You hear about people dying from a single blow to the head, I wouldn’t fancy a prison sentence for letting off some steam.

[quote]niksamaras wrote:
How often does it happen to you? Not just getting really angry, but actually considering punching someone. [/quote]

punch yourself in the face that might help

[quote]lemony2j wrote:
I’ve been in a couple of fist fights before but I always worry about the damage I’d do if actually punched someone as hard as I could in the face. I’m sure that sounds very gay but you never know. You hear about people dying from a single blow to the head, I wouldn’t fancy a prison sentence for letting off some steam.
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Hitting someone in the face and killing them is not very gay.

On a daily basis.

Mike Tysons Best and probably ONLY great quote " Everyone has a plan, until they get punched in the face"

I just want to punch Bill o’reilly and Peirs Morgan in the face…both of them are quite disrespectful of their guests.

Hannibal ate people because they where Rude. I just want to punch these two in the face as a "wake the fuck up and behave

yourselves" shot across the bow ; )

I used to punch people in the face a lot. Then I started getting arrested, going to jail, and spending thousands to pay my lawyers. Then I stopped punching people in the face.

Never been sued either, to dispel that myth. I also didn’t really start any of the action, so maybe that has something to do with it.

[quote]niksamaras wrote:
How often does it happen to you? Not just getting really angry, but actually considering punching someone. [/quote]
It happens very rarely, but, fortunately, I haven’t done it yet. Thing is, one or two times, I didn’t just wanted to punch someone, but cripple him.

I’ve come very close numerous times, but in this day and age, punching someone won’t sort out a thing. The far more likely scenario is some little fuck will mouth off, get his head stoved in and then turn around and sue or have you charged with assault.

People don’t like being accountable for their actions. It’s a shame.

Luckily for me, clearer thought has won out in the end, through the fog of rage.

[quote]Steel Nation wrote:
I used to punch people in the face a lot. Then I started getting arrested, going to jail, and spending thousands to pay my lawyers. Then I stopped punching people in the face.

Never been sued either, to dispel that myth. I also didn’t really start any of the action, so maybe that has something to do with it.[/quote]

I can relate to this, but it is amazing how effective it is.

I know it’s not right to test someone’s chin, but some people just have it coming.

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Rarely, but when I do, it’s usually some entitled woman that thinks they can talk to me however they want because they are a woman (atleast this is how I percieve it.) For example, a few month ago i was through the hallway to the gym. Girl coming walking down the hallway toward me. I move to the right like any normal respectful person, and this girl doesn’t move an inch and makes contact with me as i’m literally hugging the right side of the wall. I look back at her and she just continues walking without saying a word. No excuse me, nothing.

Why does this happen? would a male do that to another male he does not know? especially if he outweighs him by 100 lbs AND is moving out of the way? I feel like a lot of females do this because they know nobody will do anything back and the law has them covered. Which is why I want to puch them, to show them a lesson.

Diclaimer: I never would actually do this…

People do get sued regularly in the states. Here is a prime example, a friend of mine was out at a bar with his dad. Some drunk idiot starts talking shit to him in the bar. His dad and him decided to leave, the guys follows them outside and things escalate to the point that my friend and the drunk get into a fight. Long story short the guy ends up on the ground with a pretty large cut on his eyebrow. Ends up finding my friend days later and sues him for the operation to fix the cut/scar. Ended up costing my friend around 15k and it was irrelevant that the guy was the aggressor.

Just FYI, in case you feel the need to drop someone at a bar.