In my youth every Saint Patty’s day the networks would show the movie The Quiet Man, starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara.
It was about an American prize fighter seeking to retire to the land of his ancestors and leave his fighting background behind. In the process he meets and falls in love with a woman and they marry. The union is opposed by the woman’s brother, who happens to be the leading figure in town both in size and prosperity. The brother detests Wayne for taking away his sister/cook/housekeeper, and long story short, they end up fighting in a spectacular, Hollywood country fist fight over her dowery.
The movie does not reveal who won this fight, but it does depict them post-fight, arm in arm, staggering drunk together to Wayne’s cottage, now best buddies. As a kid this always confused me; weren't they worst enemies? Them bloodying each other up led them to like each other? How could this be?
On AOM, “iron sharpens iron” Brett says. I see guys go after each other, this time bloodlessly, with verbal punches. I’d like to know of the guys (and gals) who do a lot of debating here: have you grown to respect and actually like those who oppose you on a regular basis? And on a site where to “agree to disagree” is seen as a cop out, where does that leave you if your opponent does not back down? (actually any conflict experience you've had with another man would be helpful, not just on this site) Would you return to your home, drunk together, arm in arm, best buddies?
Or is that only in the movies?
Anyone caught using a weapon was fired on the spot. Fists and feet in a measured manner is no big deal.Will have to Google Aussie Rules, never heard of them.
In all my years working I've never, ever seen anyone so much as lift a finger to anyone else. A raised voice here and there, that's it.
Will have to Google Aussie rules, never heard of it.
I wouldn't put too much stock in that answer. He's blowing smoke.
You mean the cuffed ears I just gave my assistant were for nothing? lol
Should've thrown him through a window. Apparently there are employers out there that don't mind repeatedly re-windowing after brawls.
OK, next time.
I like to start small and work my way up.
Yeah, throw him through a poster or something.
Defenestration at it's finest!
The worst I saw was a guy get a roofing hatchet to the head. I myself damn near threw a couple guys off a a couple roofs. The other workers had to stop me. It happens from time to time.
In the Marines I've seen a few training *cough* sessions, supervised *cough* by martial arts instructors. I've had a few commands which had "Friday Night Fights" too. If a guy had a problem with someone, they'd wait until Friday and call them out in the ring with the gloves on.
The only work "conflict" I ever saw was when I was at Merrill Lynch years ago. Someone left a dead bird on someone else's desk.
The department was pretty much all women, all the way up the food chain.
That's just, wrong.
The slick appearance of corporate life conceals a lot of weirdos.
Less bloody than a horse's head though.