> I am nerdy but also big; so I assume this happened cause the guy wanted to show he was a "big dog".
>Sitting at the computer, doing my school work, eating an apple...
>This is windows 3.1, so three finger salute does an instant reset.
>Guy walks up behind me and tries to reset computer, hits wrong keys though.
>I see red, snap, stand up, stare him straight in the face and yell, FUCK OFF.
>He didn't like this, and took about 5 swings at me, I block them all with one hand, and go past mad to some calm island of fury.
>Drop apple, step backward into stance, 4 quick light snap punches to the face with the leading arm, thinking back to my instructor's advice that blows to the face give me space and time to line up a real blow.
>I can remember debating in my mind between doing a side kick to drive him into a fire extiguisher on the wall, or a full force roundhouse at chest height.
>At about this point, 3 seconds into the fight, I notice he's not fighting anymore, he's staggering backward clutching his face.
>I had broken his nose with what I had considered a stalling move.
That was good, but simply backstory for the REAL alpha moment.
>Over a year passes, and I'm walking through a parking lot.
>He and his friends have tried to corner me as a group a few times over the years, I'd just dodge them.
>He walks up unknoticed alone and threatens me with a metal bar.
>He demands an apology.
>I calmly tell him that "I didn't want to see you hurt then or now, but it was your own fault for throwwing the first punch. I refuse to accept responsibility though I'm sorry you ended hurt."
>His anger just seems to shrivel up to dust and blow away, and we agree the matter is settled.
I have never before or since seen someone look so intimidated.