So as I walked past the new Macca’s at the city interchange on Saturday night, I was asked for “$2 for tha bus?” by a girl of 12 or 13. When I just said “no.” she responded with a string of expletives that was so unnecessary all I could do was laugh. That was apparently the wrong thing to do, because a little friend of hers, a boy who couldn’t have been older than 12 years of age all dressed up in his gangsta hoodie and ball-cap threated to fight me.
I kept walking at this point because who needs that kinda crap when they’re out for a night of fun? But it’s got me wondering, what’s the right thing to do in that situation? I mean, when actually scary people try and muscle me for money I’ll give them the 50 odd cents in my pocket so they’ll leave me alone but these were children, I wouldn’t even call them teens.
Have any of you had the pleasure of encountering these little s***s, or ones like them? What did/would you do? I almost regret not letting him take a swing at me and then punching him right in his vile little head, but then, I was headed to my mate’s 21st and I wasn’t sure how well the local constabulary would handle a grown-man punching a child (however much they were asking for it). That, and then there’s always the possibility of equally devo cousins, older brothers etc. seeking to even the score.