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Have you ever stuck up for a stranger?
Posted 1/25/15 , edited 1/25/15
So this question came to mind when my brother came back home from shopping. He told me he almost got in a fight at the store and here was his story why. I apologize in advance for the language.

He was in an aisle looking for some cold medicine and in the aisle was a young man who had down syndrome and an older fellow. So here's how it went down.

Brother: Looking for his medicine, when he turns and hears this.
Older man: "Would you hurry the fuck up retard?"
*My brother said the young man look pretty damn scared from hearing that, so my he heads over there.*
Brother to the old man: "Come on man, leave him alone. There's no place for that here."
Older man: "Mind your own fucking business and besides what are you gonna do about it?"
Brother: "Oh, you will find out"
*They proceed to argue a bit longer when the older guy finally leaves. The younger man proceeds to talk to my brother*
Younger man: "Thank you sir for sticking up for me."
Brother: "You're welcome." Then he helps him find what he's looking for.

There's more to the story, but I just cut it short.

If I was in my brother shoes I probably would've done the same thing. I can't tolerate when someone gives another person a hard time just because they may be a little different. Stuff like this is extremely unacceptable. It really saddens me to know that there are people out there like this.

So anyways, have you ever stuck up for anyone in a situation like this or any other situation?

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Posted 1/25/15
Geez, what is wrong with people. Some people just needs to chill and think about their actions.

I stood up for my neighbor a couple months ago when these nasty teenagers kept harassing him for
having a burn mark on his neck. Damn teens threw a rock at my head and his car window.
Of course my sister called the cops. Things got settled. My neighbor cried and thanked me.

I can never just stay quiet when someone is in trouble. Even if it costed me my life.
I would always be happy to stand up for those who can't for themselves. Some
people just don't have the voice for it.. :|
Posted 1/25/15
In school me and this nerdy looking kid I did not know were looking at manga.
I'm a pretty beefy kind of guy so people don't really mess with me but some people started picking on the nerdy looking guy so I said, 'hey thanks for not ditching me and shit' they left I said see ya to the guy.
A couple of months go by I see the same guy, I say what's up, he doesn't remember me mfw he doesn't remember me
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Posted 1/25/15
I have stuck up for other people many times. It's our moral obligation to help those in need (if it is for a good purpose of course). When I see fellow college students being harassed I go out of my way to help them, regardless of my situation at the times
Posted 1/25/15
If it was a friend, then yes, but otherwise no. I stay out of people's business.
Posted 1/25/15
No
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I was.. but my uncle intervened instead.
Posted 1/25/15
It depends if it really grinds my gears.
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I was downtown drinking with my buddy. He starts looking for a cab, meanwhile I see this man and what appears to be his gf walking together and pass me up. Suddenly a homeless person comes up to him, asks him something I dont know what. Then the homeless dude starts throwing blows at him. I'm like wtf just happened. I feel bad for the girl cause she got pushed, so I start yelling at the homeless guy and tell him to F*** off or I'm going to beat your ass. I was yelling really loud so that got everyone's attention, and they both stopped lol.
Posted 1/25/15
I do it all the time, and rarely get it in return.
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Posted 1/25/15
it happened more often in school in my "younger" days. its kinda hard to do it as im older, i feel more cautious and nervous to how people will react. There are some crazy peeps out there, but if someone is being obnoxious, belittling or just straight harassing someone; i tend to say something, my momma taught me well.
Posted 1/25/15
Short answer: Yes

Medium answer: I was raised believing that it was right to fight for people who couldn't fight for themselves. I practiced my understanding of that notion in a variety of ways as I grew up; ranging from verbal interjection to physical action.
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Posted 1/25/15 , edited 1/25/15
Actually I have. I was at a party with me and my best friend, who is a girl. We were hanging out having a good time when I met this chick at the party. She dressed pretty weird and was carrying a guitar. She played it from time to time. Her personality was pretty loud and immature so I could tell this girl was young. I got to talk with her one on one for a bit, she seem pretty nice and sincere. I left the party with my friend, and as we where on our way home she made a remark about the chick i met at the party. She made a remark about her appearance saying she dressed like "slut" and was acting like an "attention whore". That ticked me off, since she knew absolute nothing about this girl. So the rest of the drive home we got into a heated argument about this person that we both barely knew. I feel like I was in the right in that situation but we ended up both agreeing to disagree.

I just can't accept a remark like that just off of appearances or one time incidents.. being judgmental in general is pretty bad.
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Posted 1/25/15
no, that requires me being around strangers


symphonicecho wrote:

I do it all the time, and rarely get it in return.


if you're doing it for the return then you might as well not do it all
Posted 1/25/15

Sogno- wrote:

no, that requires me being around strangers


symphonicecho wrote:

I do it all the time, and rarely get it in return.


if you're doing it for the return then you might as well not do it all


WHO SAID I WAS DOING IT FOR A RETURN? I only pointed out it doesn't happen for me, is all. I won't be here much longer so I don't give a **** , take it however you please!
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