It’s a tough town.

Man beats another in shushing incident. One man talks at the movies, another man objects, and before you know it we have a felony charge of “assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder.” But not by much!

Posted at 9:51 am in Uncategorized |

5 responses to “It’s a tough town.”

  1. Bob said on March 23, 2004 at 10:30 am

    Puts the fear into me!

    I’ve shushed people at Cinema Center. Usually it’s husbands who have been dragged to a foreign film against their will by wives, and who have fortified themselves against the ordeal with a few cocktails before coming. Most regular (voluntary) attendees are pretty well-behaved.

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  2. alex said on March 23, 2004 at 12:12 pm

    Lotta folks out there tightly wound but not too tightly wrapped. If they’re callous enough to behave that way in a theater, chances are you don’t wanna mess with ’em.

    I still get chills remembering a scene from Mike’s Car Wash years ago, back before it was self-service. You’d hand your car over to the attendants and walk through a hall of windows watching the job get done.

    One time, there was a big guy holding up the line vacuuming his floors himself because he didn’t like the job the employees did. He was taking his sweet time too. So I drove past his car and handed mine over.

    A few minutes later, he came up behind me, red in the face, and started screaming “Asshole! You fucking asshole!”

    Fortunately there were enough other people around and he backed down, but I hate to think what might have happened if we’d been alone.

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  3. Linda said on March 23, 2004 at 4:57 pm

    My husband I were at a local park here in Vancouver, BC one Sunday, trying to enjoy feeding the ducks some bread and cereal that we had brought with us. Some guy, who wasn’t even supposed to have his dog unleashed in that part of the park, went ballistic when my husband put his leg out towards the dog to try and keep it from jumping on me with it’s muddy paws and soiling my white pants. The dog owner kept yelling “Don’t kick my dog! Don’t kick my dog or I’m going to hit you!” When the dog came at me again, (and I honestly think the dog was just trying to be friendly) my husband once again tried to keep it from jumping on me and the guy made good on his threat and lunged for my husband with his fist. We took off for a police cruiser we saw nearby, but the guy saw our intentions and made a dash for his car and got away before the police could catch up with him.

    My husband is one of those people who does get confrontational with people sometimes when I think he should show some restraint, because as evidenced by this moron and the theater assailant, you never know how someone is going to react. But in that particular incident, I don’t think my husband did anything wrong. He wasn’t putting his foot out to kick the dog, he was trying to get it to stay back and the guy wouldn’t listen when he tried to tell him that. He just kept yelling that he didn’t care about my white pants or if the dog jumped on us and he was going to hit my husband.

    Scary world we live in now.

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  4. Miss Beth said on March 23, 2004 at 4:59 pm

    And we wonder why librarians don’t shush people anymore? It’s a scary, scary place out there. Even in libraries and movie theaters.

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  5. Maxwell said on June 23, 2005 at 3:01 pm

    Linda- You’re not supposed to be feeding ducks, you moron.

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