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Kaken Osmex
04-25-2005, 10:22 PM
If this is in the wrong place I beseech the all powerfull mods to move/delete this thread as needed.

Okay, let me set the scene for you. My wife, three year old son and I are in a Kay Bee toys earlier today, I head directly for the Star Wars toys, Mom and Mini-Me are playing with some stuff a few feet away. Some kid, looks to be about 19 or so is coming in behind us with his girlfriend/wife. I am hunched over looking thru the figures when I spot a Republic Gunship, just then the kid mumbles to his girl and I hear fag with Star Wars toys. Now I am six foot and between 350 to 400lbs, this kid is about five foot nothing and no bigger than my left leg. I raise up and before I think about it my mouth kicks in. I ask him "is there a problem here?" The wife freezes, and so does the kid. He looks at me and I put down the gunship and ask if he was talking to me. Here is where it could have all gone bad but I guess the kid realized that he talked smack to the wrong geek. He starts back stepping and stammering with the no sir, just telling her, Star Wars, yadda, yadda. I really thought he was gonna cry or pee his shorts.

In hind site I really should have just let it go but I was hungry and when I get hungry I get cranky, and to top it off there was no Vader on the operating table figure there. This is why I would never have made a good Jedi, much anger in me, I would have force choked the little f style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/censored.gif r and walked away. Either way, chalk one up for the fat guy today, one day my mouth is gonna get me hurt. Maybe the little punk will think twice the next time he thinks about poping off.

Greedo Boy
04-25-2005, 10:29 PM
Show them little whippersnappers whatfor&#33;&#33;

jedijaybird
04-25-2005, 10:34 PM
either that or bust a cap in his ace

Justin
04-26-2005, 12:02 AM
Dude, you are my hero. That&#39;s an awesome story.

DarthAnakin
04-26-2005, 12:30 AM
If I was 6 feet tall and 350 punds i&#39;d go around fighting anyone who bad mouthed Star Wars. style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif Too bad i&#39;m only 5&#39;8" and about 155 pounds. style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad.gif

Kaken Osmex
04-26-2005, 12:50 AM
Normally I just shrug and walk away or just give &#39;em dirty looks. I am honestly too freakin old to go around fighting over some silly crap like that. Something about this particular little turd set me off. I&#39;m telling you though, one day, it&#39;s gonna be a force choke buffet&#33; style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/vader.gif

Kapit
04-26-2005, 12:51 AM
don&#39;t say that&#33; kids like him ive the more upstanding teenagers a bad name. teach him a friggin lesson&#33;

brookie
04-26-2005, 12:54 AM
yeah i would have done the same thing. that kid was just mean.

Reel 2/Dialogue 2
04-26-2005, 01:28 PM
Q: What&#39;s the #1 irony of Star Wars fans?
A: Star Wars fans may play with toys, but they don&#39;t play that&#33;

Darth Kaken.... RISE&#33; Show the know-nothing tykes the difference between the Light Side and a knuckle imprint on the fo&#39;head&#33;

Galahad_Skywalker
04-26-2005, 05:14 PM
Hey, don&#39;t feel bad...he was really asking for it because of how he said it so close to earshot. I understand you hate that you lost your temper (I do all the time, and inevitably realize that I wouldn&#39;t have made it as a Jedi as well), but on a positive note, you&#39;ve made yourself a hero to a lot of collectors here&#33; style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif

Ko-Enshaku
04-29-2005, 08:13 PM
Nice story Kaken&#33; I know exactly how you feel. I came pretty close to taking some snot-nosed punk down one time myself. That aggravates me that people won&#39;t just let someone&#39;s hobby alone, ya know? It may not be the best idea to take someone down a notch, but man, it sure would feel great&#33;

ROR_JagFel_20
04-30-2005, 02:38 PM
Nice Story

JMAS
05-07-2005, 04:12 PM
You should have taken a step towards him, really made him wet himself, then said loudly that they didn&#39;t sell depends there style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/holosid.gif

Kaken Osmex
05-07-2005, 06:36 PM
^ Hahaha, that would have been funny&#33;

All in all I think that I got my point across. Again, I am glad that I didn&#39;t slug him in the end, after all we were in public and my little boy was there. I have to try to be a good example to him above anything else.

That still would have been really funny though JMAS&#33;

MANVERU
05-08-2005, 01:12 AM
Great story mate&#33; Ive had a few dip s***s talk about my obsession with SW figures, but I usually ignore them, Kaken your an insperation to us all&#33;

Galahad_Skywalker
05-15-2005, 08:38 PM
Originally posted by JMAS@May 7 2005, 02:12 PM
You should have taken a step towards him, really made him wet himself, then said loudly that they didn&#39;t sell depends there style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/holosid.gif
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style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif That&#39;s great...evil, but great&#33;

Ekasra
05-16-2005, 04:07 AM
Awsome story and i love how you refer to your son as mini-me

MANVERU
05-16-2005, 04:19 AM
^hahaha, yeah, I gotta do that wen i have a kid