More rules from the book of cats:
go into an uncontrolled/uncontrollable situation unarmed.
drink or take anything "mind-altering" when in a potentially uncontrolled/uncontrollable place.
let daily frustrations/situations build up without calming yourself or otherwise dealing with them.
4) Never, ever, EVER
let a "rent-a-cop" take your personal possessions without a receipt and the ability to retrieve the item later.
remain in a position where a potential threat has an advantage... I.E.: sitting behind you, sitting higher than you.
let someone else "emotionally hijack" you. (Thanks Canna-sempai
let someone else know they're pushing any buttons... it only reenforces their ego.
7) If possible, make a "peace offering" to the person to try and diffuse. If that doesn't work, contact security. If security doesn't handle them, talk with management to get your money back as you leave. If management refuses your refund, tell them that you will be contacting the local news media concerning their lack of providing for their clientele's safety and enjoyment... Works everytime.
Now you've gotten this moron thrown out and the show is over... Going to the car, he steps out to confront you with a couple of hours of steam built up... Deal with it as needed, remembering you have a nice backup because of rule #1.
And for anyone that gives two $h!ts, the answer is NO
, I do not
go to any event where I am frisked/searched/scanned/metal-detected or otherwise had/have my privacy as a lawful citizen abridged. I don't go to certain sporting events and never will... I have turned around and gone home from certain dance establishments that felt that all their customers needed to go through a metal detector and be disarmed. If the establishement has that type of clientele, I certainly don't want to (and won't) patronize the place. Even courts provide for lawful citizens to store their legal arms while conducting business... And if you're legal in point A & point B, you can even check certain items through at an airport.
[This message has been edited by Panther (edited July 25, 2000).]