Originally Posted by TheMarchingMule
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I kind of know how you feel. Back in first semester (so a few months ago), I was walking downtown at night to mull something over. I didn't know a festival had just wrapped up, so I was walking against the flow of occasional packs of people. One kind of chubby guy stopped in mid-pass on my right side and asked me if I had any money. My immediate first thought was that if I gave him the money, he could grab my hand, pull me in, and then I'm screwed. It also was suspicious that he asked me on one of the dark patches on the sidewalk.
I don't know how or why I thought of that possible scenario, but I just shook my head and said that I'm broke. He looked at me funny before merging back with his group. Maybe he was drunk, I don't know, but I'm glad that it didn't turn out to be anything else. Dunno if I was carrying my knives or Surefire E2D Defender flashlight then.
Thanks for the reply and link. I've been stabbed before, and it was on my way back to my friend's house. I was carrying groceries at the time, and a couple of girls asked me for a cig. The 2 guys she was with followed up with the same request ( I was coming back to my friend's after a night at the bar ) , and I oblidged. They continued talking and one of them informed me that "if I would like to talk to her I needed to cough up $125. I asked the guy who said that, "if he thought he owned the girl" (who seemed to be interested, suprise suprise), and he started a fight. I'm in good shape, and bigger than both of these **********, so I thought I was ok. The next thing I knew one of them slips behind me and I'm fighting one from the front and one from the back. The first thing I noticed was a "cramp" in my back left side, but I continued to fight both of them. The next thing I knew I was seeing in black-and-white, and both of the guys took off. I picked both of them out of a pic line-up when I was in the hospital, and apperently the cops already had them anyway. One of them was from the Childrens' Home, and the other one was just an ********* from a well-off family. I know where both of them live now, but I don't really believe in vengance. The guy who stabbed me served served over 2 years, and hasn't been able to stay out of prison since, due to probation violations. The other $****** who ratted him out has served nothing. Even though he wasn't the one who did it, I can't believe he got off with nothing. The funny coincidance is that his grandmother knows my grandmother, and she called and apologized on behalf of her family. She's a really nice lady and I feel bad for her having to apologize for her failure of a grandson. Neither of those ******* cared if I lived or died ( I still remember both of them laughing, and one of them saying "he's bleeding all over the place, look at him!) and they both ran away in the end, when I wouldn't back off (I didn't realize I was stabbed until they ran away). The funniest part of the whole thing was what I heard afterward from friends who knew these two wastes. They said that Chris ( the one who ratted out his friend who stabbed me ) said I was a psycho, and I wouldn't stop coming after them so they had to stab me. I never started a fight, but I'm proud that I was standing after those two wastes of life ran away. Anyway, I would like to have better protection next time.
Keep in mind I had a chest tube with a hemothorax (partially collapsed lung and blood in my chest cavity), and the stab wound was within 1/4" (4 1/2" deep" ) of my pulmonary artery. I was very close to death, and neither of these kids cared (both of them were laughing as they ran away, and joking about how I "didn't even know that I was dying"). One of them got off with NO TIME WHATSOEVER. A kid with 1 lb of pot gets 1-4 years. Use your brain.