Last night I went to a concert. It was standing, we were close, we'd gotten to where we were without pushing into anybody else. And throughout the entire concert, we had people blatantly pushing into us and in front of us repeatedly, without even apologizing or saying 'excuse me'. Which would be okay if it was a mosh pit, but it wasn't. And as usual, with any normal person, one person was my last straw and I kind of pushed them out of the way. Not hard, not anything hugely violent, just a 'had enough, get out of the fucking way' push. Conveniently the chick I pushed turned out to be some freaky oldish looking drunk/high/possibly-both blonde hooker who decided to repeatedly push me back into other people and cause a scene. I looked at her all 'wtf, leave me alone' and was then promptly told I'd be 'dead in five minutes'. So basically it ruined the rest of the concert with me worrying, waiting she'd come back and do something, when she didn't. But it does prompt the question - did I completely do the wrong thing? I mean don't get me wrong, I know that violence isn't the right way about it, etc etc etc. But what can you do when people's rudeness becomes too much? We all paid the same amount to go to see the concert, I'd been there first, so generally that means first in, best dressed, right? And in these circumstances if you're pushing past people, and all up in their grillz/personal space, you'd say "excuse me" at the very least, no? So if this is true, then why do I feel guilty for what I did? Clearly if people had been polite in the first place, I wouldn't have become agitated. I don't usually resort to violence; I'm not a violent person, in fact, I would also like to consider myself a fairly patient person. I just wish I didn't feel so damn guilty about the whole thing. It was only a push. A push for a push too far, right?
Hello, guilt trip.
But seriously, where did everybody's manners go? It's not that hard to say excuse me as you brush your strange foreign body against them randomly. I KNOW I'm right.