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Answer for question 4266.

If you saw two people fighting on a street corner, would you try to step in and break it up or stay out of it? Why would you make that choice?
"Hey now! Stop that" is probably a better answer than i could come up with. There is not enough information in the question to tell me exactly what i would (or should) do. Doing nothing would be irresponsible, but so might intervention. The last time this happened to me, i was in charge of the place where the fight occurred. One person was angry and drunk and challenging several people; the other was trying, unsuccessfully, to calm him down. I did not know what to do but felt i had to do something. I get between the two men and put my hand gently on the aggressor's shoulder. He turned his attention toward me and i guided him slowly out into the parking lot. He had been yelling about racism so i started talking about his heritage, etc, After about ten minutes his wife and friends came to gather him up. Was i right or just lucky? I'll never know.

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ba1126
Mar. 5th, 2015 05:35 pm (UTC)
"A soft word turns away anger". Sounds like you did a good job!
bobby1933
Mar. 5th, 2015 09:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
amaebi
Mar. 5th, 2015 06:04 pm (UTC)
It sounds as if you did the best that could be done, at any rate, and I admire your sangfroid.
bobby1933
Mar. 5th, 2015 09:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you, that's not the sort of thing i see myself doing and i did feel slightly heroic afterwards :)
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