I was just threatened in public...
So I needed to go to the store for a snow brush and a tire pressure gauge.
Ended up at my least favorite location of this store chain because I couldn't find a working free air site at 3 gas stations in a row and this store was nearby the gas station that I finally found with free air.
Guy purposely gets in my way as I'm leaving (has 2 friends with him, one male, one female) and stands there not moving until I say both "Excuse me", and "Can I get by please?"
Finally moves, I look back and he's laughing like his recent actions were the funniest thing ever, but then a minute or two later he follows me into the checkout. (A minute or two because the cashiers as slow as fuck on purpose.) Stands literally about 6 inches away from me staring (or glaring) a hole through me.
I've had enough and either through guts or stupidity ask in an annoyed tone "Why are you staring at me?" His reply (just below boiling anger) to his friend "Who dis ..... think he's talkin to?" and all this other trash talk about how I don't know who he is which is obviously what he so badly wants to prove to me.
His guy friend diffuses the situation by suggesting they look for some food and they go away.
OK, so for no reason at all except for probably being a gang member or something this prick decides to start up with me. I gave no bad looks and was calm and relaxed prior to the initial part where he steps right in my path.
I have no backup and if shit goes down it's at best a 3 on 1 fist fight and at worst I'm gettin' capped. This is an area nearby and it's not really the ghetto but I'm starting to think it's close enough. It's always been an annoying store but now it's starting to look like it's actually dangerous to be in there (at least for me).
I'll be moving in four months away from this area and I'll be shopping the next town over where there's a bit more civility. I certainly don't want to go to jail or get shot. What a motherfucking low life though. I've no doubt he'll be in jail or prison (again) in less than a year.
I guess to make this a bit more interesting I'll just ask this,
Anyone ever have anything similar happen to them? I mean I have before at a bar by drunk people once or twice but this guy didn't seem drunk at all.
I've hated this area for a long time now and shit like this happening is just confirming what I've known all along. It's a total shithole.