So I went to my friend's birthday party last night (his birthday is the day after mine) and I got a nice reminder of why I'm a hermit. Some guy (who I will refer to as guy 1) had started drinking early and was getting on some peoples' nerves a bit. He was told to leave, and being hard-headed (and drunk) he saw it as some type challenge. I'm not sure of the exact details, but he was egging on some other guy (a new neighbor, referred to as guy 2) to fight him. Guy 2 walked off to his house rather quickly, and this is when I took notice. Guy 1 was having a not so friendly talk with one of the people who lived there, and with me being one of the two people there that was bigger than guy 1 I went over to keep the peace. They were arguing calmy, but in each others' faces so two other guys walked up to break up a fight if need be. One of those guy asked me to put his shirt on the table, and when I turned around to do so guy 2 was walking back with a pistol. He shot into the ground twice and told guy 1 to leave. Did I mention guy 1 is hard-headed, he just stood there and stared at him while me and the two other mediators yelled at guy 2. Guy 2 wasn't happy with the outcome so far, so he shoved the gun in guy 1's face. It was quickly pulled back by one of the other mediators, and I don't recall seeing guy 2 again. The cops were called, and I was severly happy with this. Guy 2 didn't know guy 1, he also didn't know that guy 1's dad is a cop and both guy 1 and his brother can get to those guns. Guy 1 left (not sure where), and his brother left making it plainly obvious that he intended to come back armed. Luckily, his mom was awake, but he did come back un-armed. The cops were already there, though, and they took guy 2 away.
Want to know the real kicker? Had somebody simply asked guy 1 to leave politely instead of trying to look like a badass, he would have left. These weren't kids, it was a couple of full grown men acting like this. I can't stand these hormonal bastards always ruining a good time to prove their manliness, and I'm done with being there to stop stuff like this from happening. People suck.
May 14 2005, 9:53 pm