I just got popped in the jaw for no reason
tallbobsmoke 715 Posts
edited May 2006 in Strut Central
I was waiting for the bus on Mission street and about five dudes came walking down the street. They were all loud and talking shit to people. I tried to ignore them. One of them came up to me, called me a poindexter and popped me in the jaw. My glasses flew into the street. What the fuck? If I'd have fought back I'd have been jumped. I went to a bar and asked to use the phone to call the cops. It didn't do any good because I was too afraid to talk to the cops and point out who did it. They would have known it was me and I would hate to deal with that another night while walking down mission street alone. He didn't hit me that hard and I suppose it could have been much worse, but it is so fucking UNFAIR.
oh and just remember, they get no butt dogg.
It wasn't uncommon to see people get punched in the light of day. It also wasn't uncommon for someone to get a knife in the neck at night. That's why I always carried a bottle, a steak knife, and sometimes something else. That was 10 years ago so maybe things have changed.
Mostly, this was cool. We asked people before we filmed anything, just making sure we didn't piss anyone off, and we met a bunch of cool folks.
Filming on Haight, we had some guy clock us and scream at us to stop filming his street or he'd come over and fucking shoot us. Then he pulled out his gun to show that he wasn't playing.
We made vocal apologies and moved on up the road, but I was PISSED. After filming Amoeba and FTC, we hopped into a cab - and drove past the guy 'with the gun'. As we sped past, I checked no-one else was near him, opened the window and threw a big custard-filled cake into his face. I hit him full-on and drenched him in fondant.
I'm not sure if I've ever felt such a sense of satisfaction; the big scary gunman covered in custard and pastry. He looked like a clown.
On a separate note, in London right now there's a real epidemic of young kids taking knives to school and stabbing/killing other kids. We've had about 5 or 6 incidents in the past few weeks, leaving a few people dead. Probably nothing new, I guess, but it seems to be happening with increasing regularity. Last Thursday, some guy shot a businessman in the face for accidentally bumping into him and that was during evening rush hour on one of the main streets in town. The same gunman shot a random woman 30 minutes later as well.
What Taza says is real though. Don't let the white leather belts and hipsters fool you, the Mission is still hoody in many parts.
I saw a hectic fight right in the street outside Skylark; got blood all over my shoes and I wasn't even involved!
And then there's the time I saw some drunk fratboy/football player type white guys talk shit to the trannies outside that Mexican bar on that same block (accross the little alley from Panch Villa). The bar emptied out and these guys got brutally beaten, broken bottles, etc.
I've been to some bashment clubs and seen some yardies with guns, but other than that my late nights in London have been largely free of drama.
HAHA, that's a cool way to retaliate without stooping to his level. Nice one.
that is hilarious.
man I need to start rolling around more often with custard-filled cakes.
I don't know why but I just got a vision of Guile from Street Fighter II walking down Mission street protecting men with glasses
TBS:[/b] Out of curiousity, were you more stunned than mad? I got hit at a pizza place up the street from my old job and it took something like 2 full minutes before it actually registered that some guy punched me, I just kind of stood there in a daze for a bit. I had a friend who unfortunately went through a similar experience and said the same thing. Instinct is a weird twisted (and possibly broken) thing sometimes
I had a friend that got mugged around there too not long ago.
It's not all bad. I wouldn't live anywhere between 16th and maybe 19th or 20th? Around 24th street it gets a lot better.
16th and Mission is the real deal during late hours though.
I'd like to think Karma will come back and pop the dude in his ass, but I think I'm too cynical. Besides, what did I do to deserve this Karma?
Thanks for the positive words.
I was around Valencia and Mission. Past Cesar Chavez. Not as many junkies out in these parts. More gangs. I don't know if they were even gangsters though. Who knows. It happened quickly. Stupid thugs. [Cliche]Shit could happen anywhere[/Cliche]
I've been living in SF for close to 10 years and this is the first problem I've ever had. In fact this is the first problem I've ever had anywhere since maybe high school.
seriously though that's fucked up, personally I fight back whenever I am hit I don't care if there's five or fifteen dudes because next time they see you they will respect you at least a lil bit whereas if you do not you are seen as a moark and you will have to run every time.
where's the "street smart" graemlin?
uhhh blud not with you pissing in the driveways!!
yeah, i used to hang out around 22nd to 24th street all the time and i never had a problem. and i wear glasses too!
Well, fuck it. I'm not changing. I don't fight. It didn't even cross my mind.
Them sound like prison rules.
good to know. my place is between 21st and 22nd. and i wear glasses as well, but my new job (read: reason why i am moving to san francisco) offers a great vision plan which will enable me to get contacts, therefore making me look like less of a moark? maybe.
in all seriousness tho, i've lived in worse places than the mission (and gotten my fair share of random thugs trying punk me...i lived in paris for quite a while, and it might seem like a nice romantic place to visit, but once you hit the outer areas/banlieue, it ain't that fun).
to the original poster, i guess all i can state (or echo previous posts) is that these idiots *will* get theirs, due to their arrogant behavior...i don't believe in karma, but i believe in probability. i mean, this is a country where people have the *right* to bear firearms, and it's only a matter of time before they clock some racist-ass, pistol-packing redneck from out of town who will unfortunately demonstrate the definition of "keeping it real". it' is a real shame when people don't realize the impact of their behavior, but when you act like an idiot it's "you live and learn", so to speak. maybe start taking self-defense classes for possible future encounters?
There's this one scene where the white kid whose family moves to Hunter's Point gets punched in the face while sitting on his stoop, ostensibly for no reason, but upon closer examination it becomes apparent that he is listening to some Hieroglyphics bullschitt really loud on his headphones.
And do ya'll really call it "Sucker Free City"?
That's sound advice!
Really though, People in this world need to get what's coming to them sooner then later.
Imagine one day you had a bad day like MD in Falling down and these clowns stepped to you.