So, today I found out that one of my technicians, M, had kind of an interesting weekend.
M is a slender girl, tall and fair and nearly always cheerful. She has a gentle nature and is both industrious and generous of spirit, always willing to help out. While I'm sure she holds her opinions, she's not particularly in-your-face outspoken or pushy, and is typically polite, friendly and possessed of good sportsmanship. She's very good at her job, but she has many other skills as well, amongst which we must include marksmanship of various descriptions. This manifests itself in myriad kinds of shooting... including pool.
Now, M is competitive in the pool arena. She belongs to a team and competes with them, and she and her cronies meet up at sundry local bars for a game a couple of times a week. This weekend, M was playing at a local watering hole that isn't her most usual haunt. However, any pool table is home territory for her, and with her usual skill she took a victory over one of the patrons. Evidently he wasn't very happy about this; apparently he didn't like being whupped by a girl. Maybe especially a pretty, slender, fine-boned girl, who looks about 16, and one who (being engaged) isn't likely to be interested on a romantic level.
M was on her way to her truck when something hit her from behind, spinning her around and knocking her to the ground. She looks up to see her vanquished opponent leaping upon her, evidently intent on revenge, and she reacts instinctively, driving the heel of her hand toward his face. Alcohol was probably a factor in his decision-making; adrenaline was certainly a factor in hers.
There follows a bit of blood and confusion, culminating in the cops turning up and taking statements. The statement most often repeated by M's pool opponent was "She broke my nose! She broke my #%*&@ nose!"
Huh. You got whupped by a girl twice. How about that?
See, in my opinion, this is exactly what you deserve if you're cowardly enough to make a blind-side attack on someone smaller than you are. Kind of seems fitting for someone so ego-weak that they can't handle losing a game.... and someone pathetic enough to be spurred to violence by the idea of being beaten by a girl. And then to whine about the broken nose thus acquired, as if it is all someone else's fault, and none of it due to your own stupid decisions.
It's true what the bumper sticker says: Alaska girls DO kick ass. Sometimes more literally than others.