November 20, 2013, 05:23:43 |
Thanks guys. :3 I'm pretty damn glad he didn't pull a knife or just punch me, but he only wanted the phone. I think he was horrified that I wouldn't let go, haha.
Aside from this, Paris was amazing! I loved it so much- everyone was so nice to me. People always say that Parisians are really arrogant, but I found everyone to be so friendly (French people were always so shocked when I told them this xD). My favourite city by far- I want to live there, haha.
"You must gather your party before venturing forth."
Hahhaha, wise words, Mansion.
As for the nails, yeah. xD I think if he'd attacked me
and not just tried to take my phone, I would have done things differently (gone for the eyes, throat, solar plexus, balls, if I had to fight and couldn't run/there was no-one to around to help me). I usually wear a pretty sharp hairpin that would be useful in such a situation, but that day I had it in my bag.
Crazy as it sounds, even though he was trying to rob me, violence just doesn't come naturally to me. Losing an object just isn't enough for me to justify injuring someone- like, I can't summon enough anger or whatever to strike them. I've never hit anyone in my life- of course I've been in situations where that was an option, but it's kind of against my ethics. So far, I've not been in a situation where talking, staring them down, or making threats (lol) didn't solve the problem for me. Anyway, even though I didn't want to hit the guy, I wasn't going to give in and let him have it- it's the principle of the thing and it's not fair. It's my damn phone, haha. So I just kept struggling with him. FOR JUSTICE!!!
Btw, none of this was my conscious thought- this is just what runs through my brain when my reflexes are driving the bus. xD If I was thinking properly I would have just screamed for help straight away.
I find I get very calm if I'm in danger- too calm: it didn't even occur to me to scream until my brain took over from my reflexes. xD It's once the trouble is over that I become momentarily useless- my hands get shaky for a minute, as a result of the adrenaline. But I prefer that to being useless when I need to be on top of things.