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Should I kill this guy? (NSFW.)

Asked by MrGrimm888 (14325points) 3 weeks ago

I’m almost 40 years old, now. There’s a new guy in my neighborhood. I think he’s just passing through. He’s probably homeless, and desperate. But he’s mean mugged me multiple times, and seems intent on harming me.
He looks like he’s in his 20“s, but he doesn’t seem to understand my capacity to stomp a puddle, in his ass.
I have multiple training in MMA, and I’m not having a good time lately.
I’ve seen him a few times, and he seems ready to throw down. I’m NOT afraid of him, and I don’t think he knows how badly I can hurt him. He is probably 50 lbs lighter than me, and I don’t know why he doesn’t like me. But he thinks that he can like “bully” me.
I’m not sure what his problem is, but he’s barking up the wrong tree.
The next time I see him, I may engage him. Which won’t go well for him. I’ve been in hundreds of fights, and I have reservations killing him. I think he’s just young, and stupid.
But I won’t let him disrespect me either. I’m not 315 lbs anymore, but I’m still about 250 lbs. And I know how to kill a man. (Came close a few times. ) I’m not afraid of his knife, and I even if he cuts me, I am confident that I can kill him. (I’ve fought people with knives before.)
But….Like I said, I think he’s young (20ish.)
He’s been hanging around my neighborhood, for a few weeks. But, he apparently thinks he can “run shit.”
I see him every few days, and he mean mugs me, and talks shit.
I have already talked to local Police. They say to avoid him.

FUCK that. This is my neighborhood, not HIS.

I walk a lot, to get to where I’m going. I’m growing sick of seeing him.

Should I be the wiser man, or should I stomp a puddle in his ass, and get it over with?

I have a history of being a LEO, and I think things would go my way in court. If/when I kill him….

He’s tried to confront me multiple times, in the middle of the night. To this point, I have ignored him. But. We will have to deal with who’s neighborhood this is, eventually.

Should I avoid him , or do what I think should be done?

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funkdaddy's avatar

Stay safe brother.

Remember what it was like to be that age? At some point did you overstep and someone gave you a pass? Extend him that same pass, and be safe.

Hopefully you’re both headed for better times, put the energy into that.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Contact his family to go intervene with him. They must be worried sick about him.

MrGrimm888's avatar

That’s a a great answer. . If he attacks me though, I will kill him.
I keep thinking about being young, and stupid. I don’t WANT to kill him. But he has a clipped knike, in his right pocket. If he pulls it on me, I will try to kill him . And likely succeed .

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@MrGrimm888 with your experience you might be considered armed, and can be charged with involuntary manslaughter and get 2–12 years in prison. I would consider being procative and help the guy out so he can get off the street. I would not kill him. Maybe a good ass kicking or call the helping professionals to help him. Clergy, social workers, family ect..

MrGrimm888's avatar

RDG. Better to be judged by 12, then carried by 6….

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@MrGrimm888 If your skilled in street fighting then you won’t likely be carried by 6.
I eventually kicked the shit out of my neighbour hood bully and he stopped attacking me.
It was fun.
Maybe you can disarm your mugger and find out what this guys deal is? Is he an addict? Or did he not finish high school? Or is he dirt poor?
In my fights I talked to my attacker and made friends with them. Maybe you can too?
Diplomacy is usefull .

ragingloli's avatar

No. The fuck is wrong with you?
Oh, former copper. That explains things.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Loli. I’m am “former” LEO, because I DON’T like hurting people. If you don’t respect that, I’m fine. But I wish you would.

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ragingloli's avatar

And just in case you do do it, we will make sure to forward this thread to the prosecutors, because this will make your premeditation quite apparent.

MrGrimm888's avatar

This guys a menace to society. The cops haven’t locked him up, because the US hasn’t deemed “enough” of a bad person to lock away. I know one, when see one, and if he tried to hurt someone I cared about, I’d kill him, right or wrong. And your opinion on the matter wouldn’t matter…..

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@MrGrimm888 It is a stretch, but he might be used as an informant, and has a deal with the local police department. He even can be an undercover cop.
I suggest talking to a professional or local police and maybe they can give you some better advice than to kill him.

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rebbel's avatar

Wow, you are seriously asking whether or not to kill the guy?
That is, to end the life of a human being for pulling a mean face and ‘talk shit’ (whatever that means)?
Pretty sure, without knowing the guy, that I rather walk in to him than to you, to be honest.
I was sure, for a split second, when I started to read the question, that it was the start of a joke…
Damn.

MrGrimm888's avatar

@ZEHPRA . This is how things are handled in the US. It’s not how I would prefer to handle them. I’m sorry. But…. Without police intervention, this is how things work.

MrGrimm888's avatar

@rebel . No joke. I’m going have fight this guy. And probably kill him…

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@MrGrimm888 Are you referring to the “stand your ground” laws in the us? I hope you find a better way of dealing with your mugger. Maybe you can get a free consult with a lawyer about the local laws are with self-defence rules in your state?
Good luck sorry that this is happening to you and your neighbourhood.
I am a Canadian and have a different perspective than an American. I had bullies who I stood up to when I got my growth spirt and I had to stop using “kick their ass” as a first response. I have not been in a fight since I was 15.
Some of the fights I enjoyed as a child. Now I pick my battles.

MrGrimm888's avatar

I guess. Yes. He will try to kill /me. But I will kI’ll him.

flutherother's avatar

“Probably homeless and desperate” – seems like he needs help rather than violence.

“Mean mugged me multiple times” to “seems intent on harming me” is a pretty big jump.

“Probably 50 pounds lighter than me” Who is bullying who here?

“Next time I see him I may engage him” You sound like you are the aggressor.

“This is my neighbourhood, not his” But surely he has a right to be there?

“He tried to confront me multiple times in the middle of the night”. Now that could be serious depending on the circumstances.

Given what you’ve told us my advice would be to ignore the guy. Don’t make eye contact. Don’t respond to anything he says. Don’t let him get into your head and most importantly, don’t kill him.

MrGrimm888's avatar

^ You are absolutely correct. But if he attacks me, I will end his life. Period.

ragingloli's avatar

And you want me to respect you wanting to murder a guy for looking at you wrong, just waiting for an excuse to satisfy your murder boner?
Fuck off.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Loli. I already respect you. Feel free to judge me. But if a guy attacks me, for nothing, I will kill him…..

dabbler's avatar

Consider the consequences… you probably are since you have not yet killed him.
Keep doing that.

ucme's avatar

First off, I know you don’t really want to actually kill this dude. You already stated you’re not having a good time lately & so your encounters with him are further fuelling your despair, leading to rage. I mean, how dare this little prick push your already sensitive buttons, right?

Killing him will not solve your issues, you must know that anyway & if you did alert the police as you say you have then they’re not going to need to be Columbo to crack the case.

My advice would be to get some sort of professional help to work through whatever’s troubling you, because that’s why you asked this here, a cry for help…just has to be.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

You don’t think just calling his bluff will be enough? I fail to see the logic. You want to kill this guy for giving you a dirty look? You don’t think kicking his ass will be enough if he attacks you? Don’t think a shot of pepper spray to the face and a call to the cops will help? Your thinking is twisted.

kritiper's avatar

Contact your local police about your concerns.

Mimishu1995's avatar

Grimm, I think what you need to do right now is a deep breath, a good sleep, or probably a short vacation (a fishing trip maybe?) You don’t sound like yourself. You need to cool down your emotion before you make any decision.

gorillapaws's avatar

Let me point out the obvious. If I’m the prosecutor in your trial, I’m using this exact thread to prove premeditation.

josie's avatar

I am going to assume you are being provocative with the question which is OK
But just in case.
I leave in a “transitioning” neighborhood and early on there were some left over morons that would occasionally give me some shit

I, like you, knew how to kill them a hundred times over, but they did not know that. I would look at them and think if you only knew

But having (legally and sanctioned) done that in my life I know it doesn’t feel good afterwards. Whomever it is, they are gone forever with no chance at redemption, they have a grieving mom somewhere and I’m stuck with the nagging sense that it didn’t really need to be that way. Plus, if pragmatism matters, it may not go well in court.

So unless your life is immediately threatened I would avoid him. If it helps, in the early days if I walked the neighborhood I would carry a 9 iron and stop occasionally and practice my swing. They would talk plenty but not get too close.

Darth_Algar's avatar

So, you want to beat some dude to a pulp because he looked at you? What you should do is grow the fuck up.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Grimmy, Yikes bro, heck no dont kill the punk! If he insists, break his legs, leave it at that. Go get a bottle and head to your backwater, screw that guy, not worth another thought.

rockfan's avatar

You sound more mentally unstable then he is. I think you should get help, sincerely.

Inspired_2write's avatar

“Should I kill this Guy?”
Of course not!
If you did instead of just one annoying guy in prison you would have a lot more after you!
Think of the consequences.

1. If you can talk with him and ask why he is after you? ( maybe you hurt his friend/relative,or maybe because the challenge of going after an experienced professional is spurring him on?

2. If you avoid that area where he shows up , or have a friend with you when you walk that area?

3. Fighting never solves anything since the other will always go after for revenge.

4. Who is the more mature bigger person who can see the consequences of there actions well “before” anything happens.

5. Life is full of choices, make sure that you decide to use the right choice for the best outcome for all.

6. I hope that he isn’t just goading you into a fight only for you lose in the end all that respect as an Officer too in prison?

7. Talk to the Police about how you are reacting to his behavior and that you do not know if you will do something irreversible?

jca2's avatar

When you are looking at a long term prison sentence, pondering what you could have done different, paying thousands that you probably can’t spare or don’t have for your defense, or at the mercy of a court appointed attorney and a judge who is elected and needs to show the public that he’s tough on crime, you will wish you could go back in time.

hmmmmmm's avatar

I hope this is an attempt at a satirical piece in an attempt at commentary on violence, toxic masculinity, and police violence.

LostInParadise's avatar

What exactly happens when he confronts you? Why not speak to him and find out his story? If you get to know one another, he should stop bothering you. You have the advantage that if he is a whack job and attacks, you should be able to neutralize and disarm him without either of you being hurt, assuming you are as good at MMA as you claim.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

This whole premise reeks of B.S. to me.

mazingerz88's avatar

My answer is NO. This bad situation could be dealt with without anyone getting killed. I think there’s more than enough calm, reasonable and wise counsel posted above.

seawulf575's avatar

Sounds like he is more screwed up than dangerous. I agree with the cops…ignore him. That isn’t the same as giving in to him or letting him get away with stuff. Don’t change your routines to avoid him (such as don’t stop walking your neighborhood) but don’t be the one to initiate a confrontation. Getting upset because he mean-mugs you is silly. You are getting wound up which is pretty much the reaction he wants. If he gathers the gumption to actually get into your face or attack him, beat his ass. But don’t get upset because he thinks he is the boss.

ucme's avatar

Still say this is like an octopus squirting ink when it’s scared.
Only in this instance, it’s scared of itself.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Can’t you just ignore him? Why are you so desperate to end a mentally challenged kid’s life?

KNOWITALL's avatar

I think the kid is stalking Grimmy, sounds like.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Well he just needs to ignore him. Women have to ignore stalky stuff all the time. We usually don’t have the comfort of knowing we can beat the shit out of a stalker.

ragingloli's avatar

@KNOWITALL
Sounds more like OP wants to be the next George Zimmerman.
Frankly, we do not know if his description of the guy and the encounters is even accurate.
Remember how often cops were “scared for their lives” because some guy had a mobile phone in his hand.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

For once, I agree with loli but it’s more like a “I know I’m a badass should I prove it” sort of vibe I’m reading. To me that signals depression, loneliness and some lack of meaning. Grimm I hope you’re listening cause it’s time to find that positive meaning. I’m thinking you should do something like join the local volunteer fire Dept or rescue squad and use that as a positive outlet.

Kardamom's avatar

When I first read this question and the details, I thought it was a joke, and then we were going to get a punchline at the end.

No! You should never consider murdering this dude. Go to the police again, and again, and again if you have to. Put out the word to your neighbors that there is an unstable person in the neighborhood (although at this juncture, it sounds like there might be two).

You, my friend, are definitely in a bad place, and I really do urge you to get some mental health help. The guy might be a homeless punk, but you aren’t. We still live in a country of laws, we aren’t living in the wild, wild west.

I’m pretty sure someone has already taken a screen shot of this entire post. You are advocating pre-meditated murder. Please call your doctor today, or a crisis hotline. You can start here with the National Alliance on Mental Health 1–800-950-NAMI (6264) or info@nami.org

Here is their website. I hope they can help both of you.
https://www.nami.org/find-support/nami-helpline

Please step back from this situation, and get yourself some help, we would hate to lose you to violence, or prison @MrGrimm888

Darth_Algar's avatar

@KNOWITALL “I think the kid is stalking Grimmy, sounds like”

Hardly. From all of Grimm’s talk of “stomping a puddle in his ass”, and how he’s got MMA training, and how easily he can kill the kid, all because the kid “disrespected” him, it sounds like Grimm’s just got a chip on his shoulder and is looking to prove how badass he is.

Mimishu1995's avatar

I hope he just had too much to drink. Even given how much he talks about anger and violence, this question still doesn’t sound like his normal self to me.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Is there any chance of having a son you don’t know about?

MrGrimm888's avatar

So. Yes… I had too much to drink last night, and this guy has been hanging around my neighborhood for a few weeks. He’s not stalking me, nor am I stalking him. He usually asks me for money, or cigarettes. When I ignore him, sometimes he insults me. He has not approached me, but he has threatened me verbally.

@Kardamom . You’re right. I do have anger issues. Mainly because I was bullied in school, when I was a much smaller person. Sometimes, I should take a step back from a situation first. This being one of those cases.

@Darth_Algar . You are also correct. As the older man, I should just blow this off. And rereading my posts from this morning, you’re also right, that I come off sounding like a jerk.

Mimi. I’m sorry I even asked this question. It’s beneath me. And doesn’t make me proud.

Patty. I am unaware of having any children. But I have to admit, it’s possible. I’m pretty well traveled, and I have had multiple unwise sexual partners, mainly in the (ironically) Virgin Islands. And I have a latex allergy, so…. Yeah… Could be some Grimm kids running around…......

I would like to apologize to everyone, for starting this thread. I thought about asking the Mods to delete it entirely. But it should stay, as a reminder of how stupid I can be…

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Love ya Grimmy.

Patty_Melt's avatar

I would like to bring everyone’s attention to the thread about non drinkers missing anything.

Blowing kisses @MrGrimm888.
Glad you are okay, for the now.

Maybe the next time this guy engages you, ask him if he is okay. How he responds might tell you whether or not he is harmful.

@All, for those who don’t know, there are condoms for people who are allergic to latex.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Love you too Dutch. Like I said, you remind me of my Mom. That’s the biggest compliment, that I can give someone.

She’s not doing well, and I think that’s part of why I am so upset all of the time lately.

Peace n love Dutch:)

Dutchess_lll's avatar

I am sorry to hear that @MrGrimm888. ;(

MrGrimm888's avatar

Patty. I can’t use the latex free condoms. I’ve tried several types, and they don’t…fit…. My ex bought lots of types, but we had to abandon the whole thing. I don’t know why they don’t seem to make them in larger sizes… Yes…. That’s me sounding like a jerk again. But, it’s just me explaining my issue…

I appreciate your advice. Maybe, they make better ones now. I haven’t searched for them in a few years… If you see a guy who looks like a viking, well… He could be mine…

MrGrimm888's avatar

Dutch. It’s just part of life, I guess. I would give anything, to help my Mom. But, I’m only human….

MrGrimm888's avatar

Oh. Patty. I stopped drinking, for about 3 months. I just bought a bottle the other day, because I was sick of life. I will try not to do that again.

Mimishu1995's avatar

@Grimm I can guess you were either drinking or being extremely angry because my mental picture of you is a grumpy but nice guy. Hell, you even gave me a great answer when I asked about hope the other day. So this question looked to me as if it was written by someone else and not you.

Maybe take a fishing trip the way you describe in that thread? You were drunk and not in control, but a lot of people have pointed out that you also have a lot in your plate. So like I said, go take a break. When your mind finally clear up you may be able to see a solution.

And this is the reason why I refuse to drink past half a cup. Alcohol can fuck your mind up in a way you can never expect. Fuck anyone who says I’m uncool or stupid or weak because I don’t order a beer in social gathering. There’s nothing fun about getting drunk and beating up random people.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Good for you!

MrGrimm888's avatar

Mimi. I know. I’m embarrassed about this whole thing. I think I’ve just been letting life get to me. I have no excuse for my thoughts. This guy’s just been working my nerves. He’s probably just as mad about life, as me. That’s why he’s trying to pick a fight with me.

I’m better than that. And I’m ashamed to have brought it up. Please don’t think less of me. But I wouldn’t blame you.

I hope you are doing well.

Peace n love.

Patty_Melt's avatar

@MrGrimm888 I agree with you about not taking down this thread, but for more reasons.

Others can benefit from this story.
You should revisit sometimes just to remember the love and support fluther will show when you need it.

I agree with Mimi about taking a fishing day.

Stache's avatar

Sorry to hear about your mom. Hope things get better for you soon. Hang in there.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Thanks @Stache . I wish I was religious, and could have faith that she will get better, or at least go to a better place. She doesn’t deserve the suffering she’s going through.

I wish I could help her…

MrGrimm888's avatar

Patty. You’re absolutely right. Fluther seems to care more about me, than almost anyone.

Mimishu1995's avatar

@Grimm no, that doesn’t make me think of you any less :) You are burnt out and you need some rest.

Sending hugs!

MrGrimm888's avatar

^I can’t articulate, how much that means to me. Thanks Mimi.

I think I am a lost soul. I don’t belong here. It’s nice to know someone cares. I probably should have never been born. That would make the world a better place…

MrGrimm888's avatar

^The only thing I am good at, is hurting people. And I dream about hurting them. I was born a few centuries too soon. I wish I was never born. I do not like hurting people. I don’t like fighting. But, that’s the only jobs I can find. If I could change, I would. But I have to make money. It breaks my heart, to hurt people, but that’s what I’m good at. I have nightmares, all of the time, about what I’ve done. I’ve broken people’s arms, shoulders, and other bad things. But I can’t find a better way to make a living. It’s driving me crazy…......

I just want to be a normal person…..:(

Patty_Melt's avatar

What kind of job makes you hurt people? Grim, what are you doing?

MrGrimm888's avatar

^I’ve had to be a bouncer, at many venues. It pays well, but I don’t like hurting people.

I’ve been trying to get into bartending. But, I have no experience, and I’m not a girl. A pretty girl, can get a bartender job easy, with no experience.

There are some rough places, that will hire me, but they expect me to be a bouncer too. I don’t want to do that anymore. I’ve been stabbed, shot at, and fought, I don’t know how many guys. I’m getting to old to fight multiple people, without feeling it for weeks. And I’m sick of beating up 20 year olds, who have been on coke for 3 days.

I don’t want to fight anyone, anymore. Not that I ever did. But I have put a few guys in the hospital (they asked for it) and I don’t like it.

A fellow bouncer killed a man, one night. He’s been in jail, for a couple years. He didn’t try to kill him, but the guy rushed him (flat footed) and got pushed down. He hit his head, and died right there. I’ve had similar experiences, and I don’t want the same outcome.

I almost killed a guy 1 year ago. He sucker punched me, and I hurt him badly. He lived… But he could have died. I lucked out. He ended up killing a man he robbed. So, my case has been pushed back. He shot a man, in the back, while robbing his store.

The night I dealt with him, he sucker punched one of my guys, and I almost beat him to death. I’m still waiting for the outcome of the trial. Because he had a record, I’ll probably be ok, but I lost control, and hurt him. Badly.

I have since retired from law enforcement, and am barley supporting myself.

I know, that I could have killed him. If it weren’t for people around me, I would have. That’s when I decided to quit. I am burnt out of law enforcement, and I need to get another job.

But people know that I am good at bouncing, so they just want me for that. North Charleston, is very dangerous. Most bars, will hire me in a second. But, they expect me to “handle problems.”

I don’t want to hurt anyone, anymore. Or be stabbed, shot at etc. So. It’s been tough finding a job where I won’t have to do that….

MrGrimm888's avatar

Short answer is, I’m just a fuck up. So is this guy…

MrGrimm888's avatar

If it clarifies anything. This guy hangs out/lives, by where I buried my dog (daughter.) So… I’m not pleased with him showing his ass, by my daughter’s grave site. I probably should have mentioned that before. Still NO excuse for my behavior.
But he’s not aware of that….

That doesn’t help…..

KNOWITALL's avatar

You’re okay Grimmy, it’ll all be ok. Watching a parent suffer is emotional torture, i’m right there with you bud.

MrGrimm888's avatar

I have no intention, of hurting him. Unless he tries to hurt me.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Go back to school. Pick a career of some kind, any kind, and go study on it.

mazingerz88's avatar

Had a feeling after reading that post about you having no choice but to hurt people while on the job that you might be a bouncer. And I was right.

Each time I revisit that Patrick Swayze film Roadhouse I’ve always wondered about what the lives of real life bouncers could be like. This makes me wonder now if there’s a realistic film made about that or a documentary?

raum's avatar

Hope you’re doing better today, Grimm.

Mimishu1995's avatar

Hi Grimm. How are you feeling?

MrGrimm888's avatar

I’m on the right side, of the grass folks. That’s more than many can say…..

I hope all of my Fluther Buddies, are doing well.

And yes. There are actually some realistic parts, to “Road House.” Lol…... Just less round house kicks, and throat ripping…

It depends on the venue….

I worked in a Motel, in North Charleston, SC, when I was in my early 20’s. There were lots of shootings, stabbings, and I lost 2 guests to obesity, and one to an overdose. I had a kid drown too. But he was resuscitated. So I guess I don’t count him….

Sometimes, I sent 5 people a night to jail. Next night, 5 more people. There was a fire once .
LOTS of narcotics activity. Lots of prostitution. Mainly domestic violence. Drunk assholes, beating their girl’s ass.

It’s a CRAZY world….

tinyfaery's avatar

I find this extremely disturbing. Self-defense is one thing, but the desire to commit such extreme violence in a situation where nothing bad has even happened to you tells me you desperately need professional help. To me you sound like all the gang bangers I grew up around. Even your reasoning, or lack there of, is the same. Work it out, man. Don’t take it out on other people.

dabbler's avatar

@tinyfaery
I’m glad @MrGrimm888 brought it here, I think it is a good way to “work it out”.
He purposefully avoided taking it out on other people.
The outcome is good, he has got it in perspective seems to me.

tinyfaery's avatar

If you think having the desire to kill someone for looking at you funny is having perspective then I do not know what to say.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

He was drunk…. :(

Mimishu1995's avatar

@tinyfaery please read the entire thread to understand what @dabbler is talking about.

MrGrimm888's avatar

@tinyfaery . I have grown up in some bad places. I have never been a violent person, by nature. I just got sick of people thinking that they could bully me. I was very drunk, when I started the thread. I am now glad I did. All of you guys have indeed brought this into perspective. And I know that I was wrong, in my thinking. I understand, if you think these things about me. And I deserve it. It’s a jungle out there, especially at 3–4AM. And this guy seemed to be working up the courage to try to mug me, or worse. I wasn’t going to hurt him, unless he tried something physical. Then, nature would have taken it’s course…
I’m not a killer. And I just wanted to walk to the store, without him threatening me. If you can’t understand that, I apologize. Like I said, I know that I have been in the wrong here…

If it was up to me, I’d never hurt anyone again, for the rest of my life. But that’s not how things have gone. I am trying to change my thinking, and work on my “animal instincts.” None of us, should ever have to hurt each other… But some people, are “gang bangers.” If that’s what you think of me, like I said, I deserve it. I’ve NEVER started a fight. EVER. But I’ve had to defend myself, or others a LOT.

Sometimes, I wish I was just a rock, or a tree… I hate the way I grew up, and I would have loved to live in a place where violence was unnecessary. Bears fight other bears. Lions fight other lions, etc…..

But like I said, all I’ve ever been good at, is self defense. It’s a fucking curse. Nobody wants to hire me, unless the job involves violence. It’s a fucking curse….

Mimishu1995's avatar

@MrGrimm888 Have you seen the link I posted? People there were suggesting some nice things you can do that don’t involve violence :)

MrGrimm888's avatar

^I did. I love fishing in my canoe. My trailer has been broken down, so I have not had it in the water. But I just fixed the tire. Nature relaxes me. I’m going to make a concerted effort to get back in the swamps. Hopefully, I can catch lots of fish… And I should probably not walk around in the middle of the night as much…

But I need a job, without violence. That’s been an issue…

Mimishu1995's avatar

Truck driver? Work in an animal rescue facility since you love nature? Or even write?

Patty_Melt's avatar

The FBI has been recruiting heavily. You could request desk work.
I believe driving a truck would be ideal. There would be almost no contact with people. Maybe you could drive a Hostess truck locally.

MrGrimm888's avatar

^No more law enforcement, for me. I have conflicts with our nation’s laws, and I am burnt out of dealing with people.

Lol! Me a Hostess truck driver. Now that’s a great idea. Twinkies are probably not something that I would have to fight! LMAO….

Mimi. I worked at an emergency veterinarian hospital, for almost 9 years. It was very emotionally taxing. But I did receive a job offer recently, when I had to euthanize my dog. I think, in time, that might be a great idea. I’m still badly heart broken over losing my baby. But, it might be therapeutic, to help animals again… Although, there is violence there too. I have been bitten badly several times. I covered the scars with tattoos. But hey, at least they won’t shoot me:)....

Mimishu1995's avatar

Well if you like that offer and the job doesn’t involve beating someone up, it could be a great idea :D

And how about animal breeding? I heard that people are now geared toward rescued animals or animals bred by conscientious breeders for pets instead of going to pet stores because of how cruel pet stores treat animals. At least you don’t have to see gore as often when you are breeding :)

But truth is, no job is completely peaceful. I work as a teacher and I sometimes have to deal with anger, jealousy and power struggle. There are some people so horrible that I could wish death on in my worst mood. We just have to find a constructive way to deal with the negativity in our life.

MrGrimm888's avatar

^That’s a fucking GA Mimi.

snowberry's avatar

@MrGrimm888 have you given any serious thought about working in a gym? It sounds like you’ve got a good physique, and you might like helping others get in shape.

MrGrimm888's avatar

^Yes. But they don’t pay enough… I have thought about teaching self defense, but I don’t know where to start…

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Take that link I posted seriously. A big guy like you would make an excellent lineman. It pays very well. I know several pulling six figures. The apprenticeship probably pays close to 50k

MrGrimm888's avatar

^A lineman?

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Yes or station electrician, power maint electrician. All similar apprenticeships available through the IBEW.

MrGrimm888's avatar

I used to, still.do sometimes, work construction. I am too afraid of ladder work. I know that may sound like an excuse, but I am done with ladders, and cherry pickers. I exceed most of the ladder weight limits, and have seen a few people fall to their deaths.
I do have a friend who is bigger than me, and does make good money though. He’s a lineman in VA.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Power maint electricians don’t do the cherry picker thing. They wire inside. Something to consider. Other trades through the various union halls have this sort of thing setup as well.

jca2's avatar

@MrGrimm888: How about applying for a government job? Anything and everything from clerical work to maintenance work.

Patty_Melt's avatar

I worked for the DOT for a while. I loved that.
It was outdoors, it was low stress, and I made friends with some cows on one site. It was a job where I could smoke while I worked.

Mimishu1995's avatar

Mmmmm… cows :)

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Me love cows.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Hell yeah. Cows are awesome! Most are very friendly. It sucks, that they are so tasty…

Patty_Melt's avatar

I was working along a stretch of highway through rural Iowa. As each truck came in with cement or asphalt I had to be out there ready to take their ticket to prove that load arrived at the work site. It meant taking s stroller down the shoulder that lasted all day. I had a DOT pickup, so I dive it ahead, walk back, take tickets until I was near my truck, then drive it ahead again.

Some cows spotted me that morning and walked to the fence and commenced grazing. Oh, the baby white faces! The trucks would be spaced apart, so between it was amuse myself. I talked to the cows, and they would look at me like they were interested in what I had to say. As I moved along the highway, they moved along the fence, grazing all day, and listening to my gossip.
The next morning they were waiting for me where I left off.

anniereborn's avatar

@Patty_Melt And then they were taken away, slaughtered and eaten?

KNOWITALL's avatar

@annieborn At least they werent veal. Yuck.

Patty_Melt's avatar

They were alive when I left them.
Way to fuck a fond memory. Hoping I can do the same for you soon.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Sure they were not milk cows?

Mimishu1995's avatar

@anniereborn this thread had too much negativity already. We don’t need more.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

LOL! A question about killing someone has negativity in the thread!

Darth_Algar's avatar

Yeah, I too like to pretend that I don’t know where the beef I eat comes from.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Well. I don’t apologize for eating meat. I didn’t ask to be born an omnivore.

Darth_Algar's avatar

I make no apologies for it ether. But I am aware of where those happy cows end up.

Mimishu1995's avatar

@Grimm glad you weren’t bogged down by that.

MrGrimm888's avatar

I would eat almost any animal. As would any animal, that could eat me. It’s a cruel world.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

A skunk? Would you eat a skunk?

KNOWITALL's avatar

@Dutchess_lll haha, I wouldn’t even eat a skunk. Squirrel and frogs sure, but I’d have to be really starved to go further down the chain….haha!

Patty_Melt's avatar

Skunks must be mighty tasty. Lots of predators go after them in spite of their unsavory scent.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

They actually make great pets. De-glanded of course.

MrGrimm888's avatar

If I were hungry enough, I’d eat anything. A skunk? Sounds like it would taste like squirrel. I’d eat a skunk, right now. It’s all in the sauce :)

Dutchess_lll's avatar

The meat would be infused with skunk smell.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Not with some good hot sauce.

Patty_Melt's avatar

If the glands can be removed without puncture or tearing, the meat is not affected at all.

snowberry's avatar

Probably tastes a lot like chicken. ;D

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Skunks are some of the smartest, cuddliest creatures in creation when they are disarmed.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Our neighbors across the creek had a pet skunk. Lord it was cute!

MrGrimm888's avatar

Yeah. I dealt with several, when I used to work at the emergency veterinary hospital. Their fun little guys. They never sprayed me, even though we had to do blood work, and place intravenous catheters. I think I was allergic to their hair, but they never tried to hurt me…

They’re actually quite beautiful animals too.

Patty_Melt's avatar

I have encountered a few over the years and never got sprayed. It took unimaginable self control when I looked down and saw one rubbing against my legs. There was a family of them in the wild we used to call each one kitty, and tossed them scraps. Here kitty kitty would bring them tumbling out of the bushes to eat bread crusts and such. When I saw the one at my feet I caught my breath, which made it look up. It’s shoulders jerked. I had startled it. Very quietly I said hi kitty. It did a fast rolly walk for the fence. Whew!

They are pretty, and the babies are just too cute.

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