Post # 1
My husband and I both agree, there are some people who would dramatically benefit from having the tar beaten out of them at least once in their life. I mean a thorough whooping, which leaves no room to question later who the “winner” was. It was the other guy.
(in the case of women, I’m willing to settle for a good hard slap or a very public verbal humiliation.)
My mom’s best friend is engaged to a guy like this. He is an alcoholic, and when he gets drunk, he will get really up in your face about things. If you excuse yourself and walk away from him, he might grab your arm and pull you back over to him so that he can continue talking at you. He has physically manhandled almost complete strangers into conversation with him. If he were 22 and doing this to other 22-year-olds at a bar, he would get his ass kicked in about ten seconds flat. But since he’s in his 50’s and doing this with other 50-somethings, he gets away with it. My mother agrees that it would probably do him a world of good to get his ass handed to him by someone — once bitten, twice shy. Maybe he’ll knock it off if he realizes his actions have consequences. But it’s not likely to happen — after all, most people grow out of their ass-kicking phase by 25 or so. Hey, maybe he’ll grab the arm of some 19-year-old with a chip on his shoulder someday. We can only hope.
Do you know anyone who you honestly think would be a better person if they got knocked down a few pegs? Or is violence never ever the answer? I’m interested in hearing your thoughts!
I can’t tell you how happy I’ll be when Justin Bieber finally gets knocked the f*** out, hopefully by a woman, and hopefully caught on video for all the world to see. I can’t think of anyone who deserves it more.
Post # 3
You lost me at saying some people need to be hit.
Post # 4
I think many people could benefit from a life-altering moment, but not a physical beating.
Post # 5
@iarebridezilla: Unfortunately, while I myself have never been in an actual physical fight, I have whooped many an @$$ in my fantasies.
I don’t believe violence fixes things, but at the same time there are a few people out there who might get a beneficial wake-up call from a fist to the face. They are the people like you’ve described above.
Post # 6
I agree, especially someone like that that actually manhandles another person. Would I be the person to do it? Nope. but if I saw someone like that touch the wrong guy and get punched I would feel it was probably coming to him
Post # 7
1. My dads brother, who called just to tell him he would shoot him dead if he ever saw him again, and also hopes his daughters (me) end up pregnant and dead in a ditch somewhere.
2. Diane Feinstein. Anyone who has the balls to suggest that the mem and women who fight for her rights to say such things like “all soldiers are somehow mentally ill and incompetent” deserves a thorough buttkicking.
Post # 8
@iarebridezilla: In this day and age, I think violence is to scary, due to extreme rates of retaliation. All I need is to hand someone their ass, and then get shot for doing so!! But, I know what you are saying. Because there are people that need a rude awakening…what that is or could be?? I just do not know.
In regards to celebs that are awful, I think we need to stop reporting/buying into their fame, no matter what the headline reads. Whether Biebs puts out an awesome album, or gets his 50th DUI, he is still ‘news’, and people are still buying into his name!!
Post # 9
@iarebridezilla: i was with you until justin bieber. i still have a soft spot for him 🙁 i think he’s just a really lost kid with not a lot of guidance/people he can trust. i’ll fix you, justin!!!!
otherwise… ROB FORD. somehow, he has gotten away with A LOT. and he seems to think it’s funny. and has no problem making a mockery of our city. he claims he is working hard for us but he is just a huge joke… and he isn’t in on it and he doesn’t realize this. he is so smug and feels like he is above the law, above rules, above common decency… i hate him SO MUCH and sincerely would love for someone (me, preferably) to punch him right in the throat!!!!!!!!
Post # 10
@OldMrsMcDonald: that’s fair. What sort of life-altering event would fit the bill? I just imagine a beating as the most direct way of informing someone that their overly obnoxious behavior is not acceptable.
@Equine_Breeder: haha definitely — I’m not about to be the one to hit the guy, but he has it coming so hard. Yelling at him, kicking him out of places, excluding him from things, none of these things have helped him see the light. I really think it’s going to take someone actually punching him!
Post # 11
@runningcali: WHAT? WTF is wrong with him???
Post # 12
Yes, I’m a Child Protection major in grad school, and the parents in this horrific case I read about should have everything they did to their child done to them. Repeatedly. I’m not a violent person, but if I had to beat someone down, I’d pick one of them,
Post # 13
Although there are people I would like to see brought down a peg or two, I abhor the mere thought of promoting violence. There’s more than enough violence in the world already.
And frankly, I don’t agree that it would deter those people from their behavior. I think violence begets violence.
Post # 14
On a less serious note, I have a friend that could use a good, hard shaking. Just as a wake up call, nothing more. Hell, I probably could too
Post # 15
@OUgal0004: that’s a good point. Ugh, it kind of sucks that it’s happened that way. Between fear of retaliation and fear of some litigious mofo getting the cops/lawyers involved, punching people is a very dangerous game these days. When DH was young, he was being completely obnoxious while drunk at a comedy club, and some guy punched the everlasting crap out of him. The cops were called and asked DH if he wanted to press charges … he was like, are you kidding? I so deserved that.
Post # 16
The only people I would ever physically want to hurt would be someone who hurt children or animals. If I ever saw something like that I think a crazy switch would flip in my brain….