Ever seen someone who thinks they recognize everything, and also can do whatever they want? although it can be annoying to have to address these people, it"s constantly fun to see them obtain shut down. Simply ask this Redditors.

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People top top Reddit share the time they observed someone mess through the not correct person. Content has actually been edited for clarity.


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"Years ago, ago in the so late 70s, mine father to be doing business and skiing in Italy. Just before he left, he saw a really good restaurant in Rome. My father, ever the an excellent conversationalist, i found it a really distinguished guy at the table alongside him. The 2 of them started chatting about drinks and food…then skiing, philosophy, children, family and also the background of Italy. Mine father to be a great amateur historian and also knew all around Italy and spoke a smattering the Italian. Although that was not Italian, he deeply admired the country. He and also the old man, who was native Sicily and owned a farm there, the seemed, and other "interests," stayed up fairly late drinking, laughing and finally to sing together.

The one thing about this an extremely well dressed, tiny old man, was that the waiters were really subservient come him and also ignored every the other customers as soon as he snapped his fingers. It likewise was clear the there to be at the very least one very huge fellow sit at the bar making sure the old guy was looked after.

Anyway, once the enjoy the meal was finally over, my father pulled out his wallet to salary his end of it and the please old man laughed, shook his head, and also said, "You can put her money away. You room my guest, of course. It has actually been a magnificent evening!"

My dad tried a few times to assist pay yet the man old male wouldn’t hear of it. And my father additionally noticed the no bill concerned the table…at all. For either of them. The waiters seemed to think that it was an extremely amusing that he would sell to pay. The old guy then claimed this to my father, just prior to he left.

"I want you to take it my card. This is my an individual card and I only provide it to only a couple of people whom ns really like. Now, you room going back to America and also I have actually friends there. If friend are ever in trouble through the wrong civilization there, or you require help, present them this card. It may be useful," the said.

My father pulled the end his own card in exchange and the man just laughed again, extremely amused.

"Now, friend listen. I am being very serious," that said. "Just store my card. It might come in handy. You never ever know."

The old man found his means out that the restaurant, assisted along by bowing waiters and his bodyguard. My father put the map in his wallet and promptly forgot about it.

Fast forward to around a year later. Dad to be in new York, and had i ordered it a very nice lunch v his service associates at an extremely well known Italian restaurant in Manhattan. He came beforehand to make sure things were ready just to discover that the restaurant had given his table away to a team of really tough looking, well-dressed men. Mine father was furious and also asked why the exact table the wanted, which the had carefully reserved, had actually been given to these other customers. The table the restaurant want to offer him was close to the bathrooms and also much as well small, and there was no time to rearrange things and go come a new restaurant. His guests would be over there in only a couple of minutes. The waiters just said the males at the table were guys he wanted were regular customers, and also they were really sorry however there had been a "mixup." To make matters worse, the table mine dad had been offered instead was still full and he would need to wait in ~ the bar. My father sat down in a huff, and also the bartender readily available him a cost-free glass the bubbly.

The bartender also said, quietly, "Sir, please don’t complain anymore about this. The men at that table are very powerful here in brand-new York. They are really connected men, if you recognize what i mean. You don’t want any trouble v them, OK?"

Dad got the message, downed the bubbly, and then remembered the company card he had in his wallet. He figured currently would be as an excellent as any a time to watch if this an extremely tenuous link to Sicily could help.

He showed it to the advantageous bartender and also said, "Would it aid if i was a friend of this male on the card?"

The bartender smiled, and glanced at the card, and then snatched the from him.

"Where did you obtain this?" the demanded.

My dad told him the he travel to Italy often and also this was someone he admired greatly.

The waiter nodded, pale. He took the card to the manager, and the 2 of lock conferred. Then they carried the map to the table of these menacing males in expensive suits, and also it was quietly presented come the leader of the group.

Instantly every the men at the table stand up, sputtering in Italian and Sicilian. The really meek manager pointed over at the bar where my father was sitting, and also the men approached him, and asked his name. The top male made a major show the apologizing profusely, bowing and scraping, and also yelling in ~ the manager because that making this "monumental chaos up" and also telling that to clear his table for my father and also his friends, he and his associates would take the tiny table near the bathrooms, no problem at all. And also if my dad were ever before to speak again come the man whose name was on the card, they hoped he would not mention this unfortunate event. Oh, and of food the lunch would be ~ above them, and please take a bottle v it. Take it two.

All the males hugged my father and one in reality kissed his cheek.

My father greatly took pleasure in the lunch through his friends."


"I to be female, and at the moment of the incident, i was 19, 5 feet tall, and around 150 pounds, ns was a student, I functioned as a waitress, live off campus v a roommate, payment my own bills and I know how to throw a punch. And also this happened in large daylight.

I had actually been dating a guy I"ll call "Dave." Dave stayed in Worcester, Massachusetts and also I lived about two and a half hours away in Connecticut. We"d been dating for about two months. Dave called me he want to present me to his parents, that lived in another country, yet they were coming come Boston. Dave stated I could stay v him and his parental in Boston for the weekend, and his parents would pay because that my hotel stay, meals, etc. Dave"s parents were rich, he remained in school, had actually his own apartment, his parental paid for everything. He even had his very own Amex card, and also he was only 21. For this reason I thought him.

I confirmed everything with Dave the night before. He didn"t desire me come come remain with the the night before and ride come Boston with him, he claimed he had actually to occupational on a hatchet paper. This should have been a red flag, yet I ignored it. Therefore the job came, i gassed increase my auto for the lengthy drive to Boston. Due to the fact that Dave called me his parents would pay because that everything, and I to be poor, i only carried enough money because that gas, parking, and a little extra.

Dave and also I had actually agreed to accomplish in Boston Common, under by the swan boats, due to the fact that that was a main area and also we could go come the hotel indigenous there. This to be 26 years ago, therefore no GPS, and no cabinet phones. I arrived at our fulfill up spot at the moment we agreed on, satellite down and waited. And also waited. And waited. Finally, as I was around to go find a payphone to contact the hotel, Dave mirrors up. He speak me come sit down, he has something to tell me….

He damaged up through me. Ns don"t psychic what specifically he said, however it finished with a "Well, ns hope you have a quite time in Boston!"

I to be dumbfounded. I took time turn off of work (which ns did not acquire paid time off) , supplied some of mine very small savings for what I thought would be a quite weekend in Boston every to it is in dumped by a male who might have saved me the trouble by simply dumping me end the phone call the night before.

So that left me there, ~ above the park bench, upset. When I had calmed down, I began to approximately the park a tiny to clean my head before driving home. It to be a bright clear day out, there were a many of people out. It to be a rather nice day.

All that a sudden, someone got my arm hard and also I feeling something cold and small in the lower back. A male voice said, "Give me your money and also jewelry or I will shoot you."

I didn"t think, I simply reacted. Ns whipped around and punched that in the face. His head snapped back, he let go of my arm, and I punched him in the gut, sending out him sprawling ~ above the pavement. Then i literally satellite on him and also yelled for help.

The cops came, he to be arrested. The look at on their encounters when they experienced me sit on him to be priceless. He to be a huge dude. Probably a good three inches taller than me and at the very least 250 pounds. His eye was ede shut whereby I had hit him when they gained there, one of the cops asked the if I had done that, and also he just muttered yes. The cop let out a laugh and said fine looks choose you deserved it.

The cops space arrested him, and also after I gave a statement, ns left to walk home.

I acquired a level tire on the way home.

It was simply not mine day. Yet that mugger absolutely picked the dorn girl come mess v that day."


"My father, who was in his at an early stage 50’s in ~ the time, to be a police Captain in my suburban city near St. Paul, Minnesota. After ~ a tourism in Vietnam, he had been a St. Paul police officer for 20 years, climate "retired" and took a leadership/administrative duty in the suburbs.

There was a football video game at the high school, and those space usually "all hand on deck" situations, whereby regardless of position many of the room is functioning in uniform. So the "old man" cop was on the field after the game keeping the adolescents from rushing the field.

He to be standing top top the opposite side of a five foot fence, and a couple of 15–16 year old youngsters started to rise over. That told them come stop, and also not come end the fence. Lock ignored the warning and also continued climbing over. That told them again, nothing come end the fence. Lock again didn’t listen and finished rise over.

At that point as castle were currently on the very same side the the fence together my dad. So, he grabbed each of them by the scruff of their necks, one in each hand, and also threw them earlier over the 5" fence, and also said "I said you not to come end the fence."

Later their parents complained come the police department, and also since he was in charge that complaints, he composed himself a letter the reprimand and also gave himself a sooner or later suspension without pay.

When he retirement for good a year or for this reason later, he to be presented with a little chunk of chain-link fence that had actually a sign saying "throw end here.""


"Back in high school, I had a girlfriend who functioned at a local coffee shop frequented through the different kids in city (punks, skaters, geeks, etc.). Someday I to be sitting and chatting through her in ~ the bar that the cafe. The coffee shop was complete of civilization reading, chatting and playing chess. A young lesbian pair was sitting at a table through the wall. At one more table to be three men I had actually never watched before. While i was chatting, the guys get up come leave. Then one of the men goes end to the table v the lesbians. Ns can’t hear every one of what he’s saying, yet he’s hitting on one of the girls. She politely speak him she’s not interested. Well, come save face for being rejected in prior of his friends, the dumps her glass that water on her.

My friend yells at him and also tells the to get the heck out the the cafe. That asks her what she’s going come do around it. That’s as soon as it happened. Every person in the coffee shop stood up as if top top cue. My friend picked up the baseball bat she had behind the bar and also the led the whole crowd together they donate him towards the door.

The man looked completely freaked out. He easily joined his friends crossing the street. The whole cafe was now standing on the sidewalk outside. Again to conserve some confront the guy, yells earlier calling the girl a frigid person. To which she replies,

"Well, that’s together close as you’ll ever involved making a girl wet!"

The whole crowd erupted in laughter and cheers. The three men slunk off and were never ever seen over there again."


"One summer throughout college, ns went cross nation with a friend that was one of the many physically an effective people I ever before met. He was six feet that pure muscle, a collegiate east coast heavyweight wrestles champion, and was the captain and a defensive lineman of ours college’s football team. He was around 265 pounds when we walk cross-country, and there was no an ounce of fat on him. His biceps were double as large as my thighs and also his chest was so large if friend hollowed it the end you can probably take a nap in it.

He provided to call me exactly how random civilization would try to pick fights through him. He was a tenderness giant, clever and achieved (he won a couple of academic awards from our school and also became a surgeon). The last point he want to do was fight.

We quit in brand-new Orleans. We were sit at a bar, minding our very own business. A male walked approximately my friend the end of nowhere, tapped the on the shoulder. The man was maybe five feet, and also pretty average looking.

When my friend turned the male said "You know, I might take you."

My friend responded "I am sure you can," and also turned ago to talk to me.

The guy felt dismissed (which he was), for this reason he took my friend’s shoulder and also turned him slightly around, and said "Let’s step outside. I desire to show you I deserve to kick her butt."

I to be sitting over there incredulous, yet now I believed all my friend’s stories.

My friend said "No have to go outside. I already said I believe you have the right to take me."

Now civilization were watching native all approximately us. The man was stuck. He said "You are simply saying that. Friend don’t think me. I want to show you! Or space you afraid?"

My friend got up – he towers end the guy and looked choose he might squash him choose a bug – and he claimed to the civilization sitting approximately us: "Hey everybody? You see this guy? He claims he have the right to take me. Ns told him i was certain he can. That doesn’t believe I am sincere. So i tell you every sincerely" - and also here he jabs his finger in the air at the man - "this guy" -and climate he point out to himself - "can take it me." and also then mine friend transforms his earlier on the guy and sits ago down, turns to me, and starts chatting.

The guy is standing there and also everyone is looking at him choose he is an idiot. Due to the fact that of the just-on-the-edge-of-sarcasm way my friend stated it, everyone in the place knew what he was doing. The man though, had actually no idea what to perform next. Finally, that slinks away.

It was masterful. He beat the man utterly without laying a finger top top him. He was secure in his ego and also did not need to prove anything. My admiration because that my friend grew a lot that evening."


"When parental gets arrested, children end up in custody too.

A doll looking girl had actually arrived the ahead night at the Center. She was so skinny. She had actually long directly blonde hair and also was placed in the 9–13 year old group in spite of being eight. No an are in her "age-group." She cry softly in she bed most of the night. Those places are referred to as Emergency Centers. You there until they number out what to do with you. So, youngsters come in, or go the end at any type of hours that the day. Any type of kind the kids. Part are new to the system, others no so much.

This ar was a large one. Girls only. Most likely a college before. I can see a school yard in the ago through the windows and meals to be taken in a actual cafeteria downstairs.

It happened during a meal. Her first meal there. Us were sit in one of those wrinkles up long table the comes with benches attached. In order to eliminate yourself native those, you should ask the person sitting next to you to leaving a space for you in order to pull her leg the end one by one. She to be extremely tiny in stature and also her greenish blue eyes were the type that civilization stare at, even if lock didn’t desire to. The reality that she was malnourished just accentuated that trait.

She hadn’t speak to anyone yet, and also nobody had talked to her. No a how amazing demeanor considering our age and the trauma us were put through. Yet of course, nature oblige, somebody had to bully somebody.

That morning, the thin girl was sitting throughout a not so nice big girl. That huge girl proceeded come ask she why she was so skinny. "Skinny" didn’t respond. By this time, everybody sitting at our table had actually stopped small talking, were paying attention and, actually, wanted to recognize why she was so skinny.

Skinny appeared re-organizing her tray and was an extremely absorb by the food in front of her. She was smelling and tasting whatever while entirely ignoring the huge girl. "Big Bully" knew everybody to be paying attention. She wasn’t going come let that go. She then, prolonged her hand, really slowly, across the table to with something top top Skinny’s tray when staring at she reaction.

That’s when it happened and also it happened real fast. When it comes to successful aggression, well, dimension doesn’t matter.

By the moment Skinny’s fork had actually pierced Bully’s hand, Skinny’s feet were currently on top of the bench, including force to impact. Skinny wasn’t "squished" by her meal mates choose Bully was.

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One would certainly think the the following thing to happen would it is in a lengthy scream from Bully and a brawl. Well no, because at the same time Skinny choose up a glass that morning healthy juice and splashed it right into Bully’s, opened yet yet no screaming, mouth which gained her come choke and fall backward. It was fast and also effective.

By the moment the adults in charge were all approximately us, trying to number out what simply happened come the bleeding big girl laying in the between of the cafeteria tables, well Skinny was sitting back in she spot and also had finished whatever in her tray. She likewise had pocketed one extra granola bar taken indigenous the Bully."