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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 11:43 AM

27. 52, and it is getting worse

Most people don't want to upset the herd, or let a small conflict escalate. Bullies/narcissists take full advantage of this and use this to their advantage. Others in this thread have noted this as well. They're not necessarily strong or physically robust people, rather their "toughness" lies in their utter willingness to escalate a conflict to the highest degree, knowing that most don't want this and will back down and diffuse things. If this type of person is wealthy or successful the arrogance can poison matters further. I note, as others have, that shitheadery seems most apparent in affluent suburbs: Populated = more chance of running into a douchebag.

It can take the form of a minor skirmish in a store parking lot. In line somewhere. Pushy salesmen or preachy types that get angry you're not "buying" what they're "selling"...yet get incensed when others try to talk them into something. That's face to face stuff.

Then you have anonymity of being a motorist. It's become quite common for cars entering a major road from a side street with stop sign, NOT yield the right of way unless a collision will result. I mean by flying up to the intersection to the point they scare the living hell out of the motorist on the main road; said motorist rapidly panic brakes: rude side street car uses this to bully their way on to the main road, "stealing" your right of way. They'd just as soon cut in front of you in a counter line at the post office.

Don't even get me going on internet discourse ( DU excluded ) as anonymity can bring out utter savageness in people.

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mnhtnbb Jul 2014 OP
hamsterjill Jul 2014 #1
mnhtnbb Jul 2014 #5
ohnoyoudidnt Jul 2014 #2
mnhtnbb Jul 2014 #6
femmocrat Jul 2014 #16
hamsterjill Jul 2014 #11
mnhtnbb Jul 2014 #26
Brigid Jul 2014 #13
Jamaal510 Jul 2014 #3
mnhtnbb Jul 2014 #7
ohnoyoudidnt Jul 2014 #9
mnhtnbb Jul 2014 #14
ohnoyoudidnt Jul 2014 #15
mnhtnbb Jul 2014 #4
ohnoyoudidnt Jul 2014 #8
MrMickeysMom Jul 2014 #20
mnhtnbb Jul 2014 #25
kairos12 Jul 2014 #21
mnhtnbb Jul 2014 #24
steve2470 Jul 2014 #10
gratuitous Jul 2014 #12
BainsBane Jul 2014 #17
mnhtnbb Jul 2014 #19
BootinUp Jul 2014 #18
Marie Marie Jul 2014 #22
mnhtnbb Jul 2014 #23
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Populist_Prole Jul 2014 #27
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