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I'm not saying it should be acceptable, but sometimes exceptions could be made. I'm socially awkward, and honestly, patience is not one of my virtues! So if i was trying to do a good thing for someone and they make me have to chase them down, i'd be calling him a a-hole too (but I don't curse so probably switch it to nimrod). Thumb me down, but that's the truth..
On behalf of the rude guy with good intentions, I apologize for him calling OP an a-hole. Also, I'd also like to apologize for him not being perfect such as "yourselves". I forgot how people will ALWAYS overlook your good deeds and point out your mistakes. Peace out...
#44: Being "perfect" has nothing to do with it though. And nobody here is claiming they're perfect anyway. But it's not difficult to NOT call someone an "asshole" if you're trying to get their attention. It doesn't matter if the guy is socially awkward or what, he's still pretty dickish for thinking it's acceptable to call some stranger an asshole. For all he knows, OP is deaf or simply didn't hear him. He could have run up and tapped OP on the shoulder, or said "excuse me?", or said "hey! You forgot your wallet!" But starting off with "Hey you!" then "I said stop, asshole!"...well, no wonder OP thought he was intimidating!
Im socially awkward too but i would never try to return a wallet by calling someone rude names. he could have tried to address them in a nonintimidating way (excuse me ms/sir)... We cant judge the situation at all. you can say he is misunderstood hero or claim he is giving the wallet back for other reasons (nothing of value, someone else saw him drop the wallet too, impress someone). it's silly for you to get upset with others and react so negatively while supporting the man when you dont know the whole story. all we can do is say he did a good deed in a rude way.
I returned a neighbor's wallet. I ran after him and his wife while they were driving away. I just yelled, "I have your wallet that you dropped!" He slammed on his breaks, opened his door and thanked me. I only opened it to see the ID. When he thanked me, he offered me money. I declined because I'd hope someone would do the same for me. OP shouldn't have called the guy an asshole but the do gooder should've yelled that he was trying to give him his wallet. Do gooders are rare but most people expect/fear for the worst. I'm in no way siding with OP. It's just sad what this world has come to.
83, sweetie, I'm being sarcastic! I disagree with what 2 said, and 53 said exactly what I was thinking. No "contradiction at it's finest".. I know it's hard to convey tone through comments but I was opposing 2's comment, savvy! Before you jump down my throat, please try to understand what's going on (¬_¬) Ps. I wasn't making OP the bad guy eh!
To be fair, "Hey you!" can be interpreted as an intimidating sort of phrase. Especially if it's said in an aggressive way. That's the sort of crap some drunk asshole would shout before they king-hit someone. So it doesn't hurt to be safe and assume the worst of strangers. It's better than assuming the best, and ending up with a broken jaw and a missing wallet.
So inconsiderate, all he's trying to do is help and you make him go for a jaunt! What if he had a condition!?
Today, on my way home from getting groceries someone called out to me, "Hey you." Being paranoid I began to walk faster until they yelled, "Hey Asshole!" because they were straining to keep up with me. I still walked faster until I heard them collapse from a moderate heart attack, and had to get my wallet off them before buying apologetic flowers, FML.
"Pardon me sir, it seems as though you have left your wallet behind. I wish to return it to you"
This would be a better way of phrasing it. But you can't blame the guy if he was chasing him and could have not had found better vocabulary. Often, is in Moscow stores is, "You *****. Why the ***** didn't you give me exact change?" and if you ask the bus driver when the bus will stop a likely reply is "It'll stop when I ***** feel like stopping it". Personally, after hearing it enough, rudeness seems like an everyday Russian thing.
#127, and well, to everyone else who think OP is wrong for assuming the worst: think about it this way. We are always told "better be safe than sorry". OP was most likely looking out for himself. I'm sure some people have a negative connotation with someone yelling, especially if it's something like "Hey YOU!" Because it's startling. Riiiiight?