Someone slaps you in the public due to mistaken identity...what will you do?

@jaiho2009 (38995)
Philippines
December 15, 2009 7:34pm CST
Hello friends,mere bhai,sister/s and dear mylotters, What if someone slaps you in public becoz,of mistaken identity?...uh uh? You are mistaken as someone who cheats,or a swindler,a two timer lover,the mistress or kept woman,...and suddenly someone approaches without a word and then slapped your face ,in the public. And later when the assailant realize and recognize that you are just a mistaken identity,says sorry...what will be your reaction? What will you do? Share your comments and reaction dear friends and have a nice day always
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26 responses
@owlwings (43060)
• Cambridge, England
16 Dec 09
In this country (England), what you describe would be an offence and it would be appropriate to call the police and have the person arrested, brought to court and charged with unprovoked assault. It would still be criminal assault, whether it was justified or because of mistaken identity and the court would take into account whether the person were sorry or not. Actually, it wouldn't make a great deal of difference because it would be the 'intent to cause harm' and the lack of provocation that would matter, not whether it was the right person or not.
@owlwings (43060)
• Cambridge, England
16 Dec 09
By our law, if I retaliated, I would also be guilty (though slightly less so because it would be a 'provoked assault'. The fact is that BOTH parties in a fight are regarded as guilty, though clear evidence of defence (rather than retaliation) is always treated more leniently.
@jaiho2009 (38995)
• Philippines
16 Dec 09
I think even with other countries,same law is also applied dear. Even if it is the right person,there is always law to follow or filed against with(cheaters,swindlers,kept woman and etc),and not slapping them,worst thing in public. And,slapping back...well,it's hard to tell about this matter. It takes a lot of control and presence of mind to hold our anger and temper. Thanks for your response and have a nice day always friend
@owlwings (43060)
• Cambridge, England
16 Dec 09
I am sure that in most countries there would be a similar law but I am very surprised to see that most of your respondents would hit back or expect money and an apology!
@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
16 Dec 09
Well, even if i am a good person and wants peace in life, if that happens, i am sure to unleash all the evil that is hidden on me, especially if it is a man, for sure i will hit him back harder than the slap he gave me and even do it several times, and not only that, i will also file a lawsuit for him to learn his lessons much! It is not only because of slapping me in public but also because of him being to be educated of the things that he did.
@jaiho2009 (38995)
• Philippines
16 Dec 09
I can understand you fully on this situation friend. It's hard to tell if we will be able to control our temper if we face such situation. The humiliation and confusion will give us an uncontrolled mind also. Filing suit to such person is the best thing to do,and payment will only contribute a little justice compared to the damaged that has been done. Thanks for your response and have a good day always
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
16 Dec 09
Axe - Axe for killing
You are right about that, even a good person will surely get mad with that, we are only humans and therefore sometimes we cannot control ourselves especially our feelings when we are angry. He did not only hurt me physically, but he also hurt me mentally, psychologically and spiritually and he even violates my human rights, so what he can expect me is a chop of an AXELOL. Look at the picture, i will use that axe to him LOL!
@jaiho2009 (38995)
• Philippines
16 Dec 09
nyayyy..so scary (ahahaha) do you always such an "axe" dear ?(kidding)
@shibham (17019)
• India
16 Dec 09
Hi didi, i have no patience to tolerate all these. I m too more aggresive to my rivals. Be sure that i am not much aggresive to my heart beats. Hehehe.. U can assump what i can do in that stage. Lol
@jaiho2009 (38995)
• Philippines
16 Dec 09
Well,at least you have spared one thing apart from being aggressive dear brother. Just don't go ninja ok? hehehe
@shibham (17019)
• India
17 Dec 09
@DenverLC (1146)
• Philippines
16 Dec 09
Slaping ones face is one of the less serious offense under some countries criminal laws.face represents your whole being,for me I will rather sue that person on a crime of slander by deed. Damages will be asked thereafter.
• Philippines
16 Dec 09
Yha right DenverLC. She can be sued by that. We must all be very careful of our action. Never do something out of strong emotions... Be wise all the time. I think that will be a lesson for her to learn, sadly she learned it in a hard way...
@jaiho2009 (38995)
• Philippines
16 Dec 09
It is the best thing to do,file charges against the person. and demand penalty with the damaged. Thanks for your response and have a good day always
@dawnald (84199)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Dec 09
I would probably freeze up. then I'd tell them they had the wrong person. And if they got nasty with me, I'd either yell back or walk away. Not really sure...
@jaiho2009 (38995)
• Philippines
17 Dec 09
yah,i thought of this as an initial reaction. freezes and stunned with eyes open wide!!!. but,i don't know if i could just yell back and walk away without slapping too(uh uh) thanks and have a good day always dear
• Canada
16 Dec 09
In all honesty no matter who, i know some find it insulting but, i would laugh. Just as them to step away from you. not kool move though.
@jaiho2009 (38995)
• Philippines
17 Dec 09
you are so cool...not every person can keep a temper like yours my friend. thanks and have a good day always
• India
16 Dec 09
If I do not loose my sense, I am going to ask him or her, why is he or she slapped me. If I see, he made a mistake then I am not going to do anything. I will shake my hand and offer him\her a coffee together. I won't care what the public thought. It'll be important for me to make a new friend. Peace brings happiness. Not Revenge, Not Violence. Though I'm going to advice him\her, not to slap, hit or abuse anyone in public without being confirmed.
@jaiho2009 (38995)
• Philippines
17 Dec 09
that's the question dear friend,if we can keep our control and temper...but,what if we can't?.... good for you if you can keep your temper dear friend,and your actions show how good you are.(inviting for a coffee)...i wish i can also do that thanks for your response and have a nice day always
• United States
16 Dec 09
I'm ashamed to say that even with an apology I would punch them in the face. In fact, I would have probably hit them way before they got a chance to apologize. I have been playing sports and taking martial arts for most of my life, so my reaction time is fast and I would react before I could actually see what was really going on. After I hit the person and everything settled, then I would inquire as to why they slapped me.
@jaiho2009 (38995)
• Philippines
17 Dec 09
it doesn't sound shameful i guess dear friend,and i guess,it's just a normal reaction too. every response and reaction were almost same like your's. Even i,i can't imagine being slapped without a word and from a stranger...what the h...? sorry is not enough as a compensation,such people should learn their lesson in court. thanks for your response and have a good day always
@warvial (1153)
• Singapore
16 Dec 09
Hm... I think I will demand for more than a sorry. It isn't as if the person steps on your leg, it's a public humiliation being slapped in public. One doesn't get away with saying sorry. I would call the police and would only settle for monetary compensation. It's really a lesson to the person that one shouldn't be slapping people as it is a crime to and you have to pay a price if you want to. And who knows if the person was carrying out a prank or something and thought he/she could get away with it by giving a lame excuse. The harm has been done thus it's not a simple sorry can settle. However, if the person has problem paying, for example an old person who already is penniless, or someone who actually has mental illness, then I will let the matter rest.
@jaiho2009 (38995)
• Philippines
17 Dec 09
of course is not acceptable,the humiliation is already done. And giving the assailant a lesson is the right thing to do,so they will not do it again. People who had committed mistakes should be given the right dosage of their own medicine. thanks for your response and have a good day always
• Philippines
16 Dec 09
hello Jaiho, I was Like, What the?! that would be embarassing, getting into scandal in which you had no idea about. usually in my case, reaction would always be negative because it could my face, imagine, having that red hand mark in your face skin. unless the person apologize or walks away, if it's a guy and does more than that i would ran to the nearest security and have him apprehended. why not fight? well, am not as stupid as that person is, i won't go down to their level.
@jaiho2009 (38995)
• Philippines
17 Dec 09
aha,the red mark on your face ...if it is that hard slap,oh my,i can't imagine my brother slapping back(hehehe) ok,i hope you can still keep your composure on that situation dear,sue the person and demand for million for that red tattoo in your face(smile) Good afternoon bro
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
16 Dec 09
if i were to face this situation some six months back then he would have ended up on a hospital bed with so many fractures.if i had to face the same these days then i would have a look at him and try to analyse if he has done that wantedly or that was an mistake and if he seems to be an innocent one then i would leave him else i would beat him up like anything.gud day
@jaiho2009 (38995)
• Philippines
17 Dec 09
oh ho...you must be some kind of a wrestler or a boxer my friend,(hehehe). Well,such situation is really provoking and scandalous. How could someone just approach and slap our face without a word. Or maybe...yah,he just wanted what he wanted(to be hospitalized ,nyayyyy) Our reaction will also be unpredictable,depending on the situation and in our mood(whew) thanks for your response and have a good day always
• China
16 Dec 09
haha it's hard to response. i will be very angry and can not control myself. the aftermath will be serious.
@jaiho2009 (38995)
• Philippines
16 Dec 09
wooo,aftermath will be serious,means,there will be a riot (hehehe) Have a nice day always and keep mylotting friend. Welcome to mylot
• India
16 Dec 09
kyabaat karti ho yaar.... Well . i read your message on mylot and about your topic i would like say something that if someone slaps me becoz od mistaken identity, i at that time reply in my own way.First of all i slaps him/her two to three time and then after ask him that have there any problem?.... why you slap me?,,, becoz this is his mistake, without looking at someone, you don't have right to slap someone.If mistake is not yours, then you also slaps them kindly.
@jaiho2009 (38995)
• Philippines
16 Dec 09
Ahahaha,i can imagine how will the assailant also get the look of amusement when receiving that 2,3 slaps.(hehehe) I can understand about it,it is really hard to control our temper in such situation. Thanks for your response and have a good day alawys
• China
16 Dec 09
we only can just smile about that and what better ways we can by just they took me by mistake as we are look like some else who they knows? though slap on the face is not that kindness and easy to accept. if the person apologize for that later we can just say nothing and walk away or say something to him.
@jaiho2009 (38995)
• Philippines
16 Dec 09
That's great that you can keep control of your self my friend. Of course the apologies can be accepted,but this kind of person needs some lesson to be learn also,not to do it again. Maybe filing legal suit will make them realize what they have done. thanks for your response and have a good day always
• India
16 Dec 09
if someone slaps me ... first my reaction will be anger and I might even yell back at him.... i will get back to state as soon as he/she apologizes.... All this can happen only if the person doesnt slap with such force that i faint .. lol :)
@jaiho2009 (38995)
• Philippines
16 Dec 09
Oh,that's worst...yah,i never had ever think how hard the slap is,that would results to more serious injury. Well,this is a normal reaction when a stranger suddenly appears and slap us in our face ...and in public huh. thanks for your response and have a good day always
• Philippines
16 Dec 09
WOW!!!! That is not fair and very serious! I will definitely react violently!!!! Okay, she was cheated and very emotional but, HELLO!!!! She must use her head first before approaching somebody else!!! I will slap her too and tell her next time to be sure if she is dealing with the right person... Then will say after I slpa her that "her apology is accepted". HAHAHA I must get even!
@jaiho2009 (38995)
• Philippines
16 Dec 09
Yes, hellloooo dear...yah,you are right,she doesn't have any right to slap a person in public,even with the right person who cheats them. There is always a legal law for everything,and slapping in public is a very scandalous/violent reaction. And it is also a traumatic experience to the victim. Thanks for your response and have a good day always
@zahidz (311)
16 Dec 09
to be true if it would be man then my reply will be a slap without knowing that why he hit because i like my privacy and i care about myself in public and get little angry if anyone tries to disturb it and if she will be a woman then i will just hold my anger and say who the hell are you and what was this all for what reason?
@jaiho2009 (38995)
• Philippines
16 Dec 09
it is really hard to control our temper when facing such situation. And it's not everyday also that,we're in good mood. Oh,what a destruction it will be when the simple slapping will turn into a boxing. Thanks for your response and have a good day always
@veejay19 (3590)
• India
16 Dec 09
I don`t think such an incident will ever happen to me because nobody slaps a crippled and wheelchairbound person, since i am one.Anyway, hypothetically if someone does give me a slap and realizes that they had mistaken me for somebody else, i will laugh it off and of course forgive them and become friends with them. Also i will be curious as to whom i resemble and ask them to show me that person.
@jaiho2009 (38995)
• Philippines
16 Dec 09
Wow,i admire your cool head my friend. I think it is really our right to asks whom we resembles to justify that assault,and show us the person to see if he/she really looks like us...uhmnn,who know's...he/she is our missing twin huh. thanks for your response and nice to know that you are so cool to control your temper
@Fulltank (2894)
• Philippines
16 Dec 09
If he/she will say afterwards that its a practical joke, then I would punch him/her right-away. If its in the case as you have said, then I'll wait for his/her explanation. If its good enough for me and convince me that it is indeed a honest mistake then, I'll let him/her go. But if not, then there's always the nearest precinct to report to. It rude and immoral to have a person humiliated in public and then say sorry just because he/she taught you slept with his/her wife.
@jaiho2009 (38995)
• Philippines
16 Dec 09
wow,what a great practical joke. Well,the assailant should give reasonable reason for that slapping,but i guess it is best to give them lesson by filing charges,so they won't do it,never again Thanks for your response and have a good day always
• Philippines
16 Dec 09
That is not a good scene. Have you experienced this? me, fortunately I haven't experienced it. But if someone will do this to me, it will cause an anger and fright inside me. I will be angry because this person hurts me and I can file a complain against her of physical abuse. If she feel sorry for what she had done I can forgive her but I still would want to file a complain for what he or she done to me. And I will never do it to other people, I will surely check if that is the person I want to slap before doing it.
@jaiho2009 (38995)
• Philippines
16 Dec 09
No dear,it never did happen to me,this topic just came up to my mind when i am responding one mylotters discussion. And,almost everyone had the same response in here. It's the best action to do,to file a law suit against the assailant to give them lesson for doing so. thanks for your response and have a good day always