can you still defend yourself in this kind of situation...

Philippines
August 21, 2010 12:50am CST
Let say you are in the public place with lots of people around you then someone come close to you and you know him, and he is starting to shout and argue to you, and you feel that you are embarrassed now because lots of people are watching and listening to both of you, and he is very angry but you know the reason why he doing that and you know also that it was your fault. Can you still defend yourself in this kind of situation? this was happened to me last Wednesday night and I didn't speak any single word to him even he is angry, shouting, and he want to hurt me physically in front of the public because I know it was fault and I actually admit it, after a while he was gone then I go also and I feel that I'm already gone and that time all I wanted was somebody who care to me...
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11 responses
@BigTips (305)
• China
22 Aug 10
I have never had such a bad experience before. Of course, if I meet a similar situation someday, I will keep silent all the time. Everytime when I have found that it is my fault, even if others lose their temper and agrue with me, I won't speak any single word to them. If I am staying in a public place, I will try my best to leave them as quickly as possible because there are lots of people around me.
• India
21 Aug 10
its really very embarrassing situation, but you did the right thing at that place because if you had also shouted it would had been very nuisance for the people around. I appreciate you very much in this regard
@kukueye (1761)
• Malaysia
21 Aug 10
I guess it is better be quient in that situation , because the guy sound abusive and ready to explode anytime.If your start to argue maybe he will be physical abusive and will only cause suffering longer in public space and offer free entertainment to strangers in public place. I think it is better be cool rather then suffer badly if start to argue.If he threathen your , your can made police report.
@kukueye (1761)
• Malaysia
21 Aug 10
Well i guess it ok , if your not saying anything in that situation , because he seems to be abusive and really to explode.Just said u start to argue with him, maybe he then become more physicall abusive and starthing hitting your and such.I my place here, your can make a police report if the person threathen you with deadly force.It better to keep cool then get hurt in certain situation.
@zhedit (2)
• China
21 Aug 10
email him to defend yourself
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
21 Aug 10
Causing a scene in a public place is not the thing to do. It doesn't solve anything and just brings embarrassment to both of you. I try to just walk away from situations like this. It is better for everyone.
• Philippines
21 Aug 10
If I we're in the situation. I would leave him. Even though it is my fault, I deserve some respect. I'm still a human being. Why confront me in a public place when you can confront me in a place where there is no one. I am capable of understanding and talking to me in such manner doesn't make you the king of the world.
• Philippines
21 Aug 10
I never had such a shameful experience. That man who shouted at you is so uneducated. It's good thing you never step in to his level. Instead you just keep silent. But you know you have the right to sue him. It's a public scandal and even you are at fault he has no single right to do a scene in there. He, too should learn his lesson that any misunderstanding cannot be solve by shouting and putting somebody in too much disgrace.
@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
21 Aug 10
Granting it is my fault,and he is just an ordinary acquaintance ,he still don't have any rights to shout at me in public. Well,i won't go down to his level. For people who are educated enough,shouting or arguing in public is not their choice of place to shout each other. Good thing you remain silent,if i was there i will congratulate you for being professional (keep in silent) Besides,a man never argue in public,if he is a real man Have a good weekend
@picjim (3003)
• India
21 Aug 10
I accept it is an embarrassing situation.But when you don't offer resistance due to your fault,how can you expect those around to defend you.If you had protested those around you would have taken the cue and probably supported you.Without saying something in your defence the other around you must have assumed you are at fault.
21 Aug 10
Well, its ur fault and of corz u can't do nothing about it. It'll be more complicated if you try to defend urself, then what kind of defend you will say if its your fault? ^^