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Old 05-27-2007, 09:16 PM   #21
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Old 05-28-2007, 10:24 AM   #22
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Coach Smith's plebe boxing class-- ouch. I got a grade of "60" and was darned proud of it.

That's the class where I learned that my sparring partner was the captain of the hockey team. I'd never been knocked unconscious yet remained standing before. It was as if I'd blinked and the movie had skipped a few dozen frames...
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Old 05-28-2007, 01:59 PM   #23
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It was as if I'd blinked and the movie had skipped a few dozen frames...
Ah, yes - - I used to feel that way after completing a tough derivation in college. What a rush!

Obviously I never got knocked out on my feet like you describe.
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Old 05-28-2007, 04:22 PM   #24
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I've been a police officer for 24 years.
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TV is BS. I have never seen a police show that honestly portrays the police...

Regarding the cop in the restaurant: We do talk about fights we've been in. By the time they are repeated they've usually been exaggerated mostly with humor. The cop may have been bragging, he may have been joking. He may be a jerk, but we talk about our jobs with each other just like any other employee.
Thanks for the input. I do have some friends who are uniformed cops, but I see them in a casual recreation setting, not with their work buddies talking over the job, so I probably don't get a lot of the 'war stories' aspect that even the nicest of them could tell.

And you are right, everyone's tales get taller the more they get told; so these might have been some stories intended just to make a point or to amuse, rather than 'torn from reality'. At least, I hope.

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You need to stop by our dojang on a sparring night... I've had the crap kicked out of me several times by my daughter, but I can still throw a harder punch.

Some dojangs don't let kids & parents spar each other, other dojangs leave it up to the family. I leave it up to her to set up the rules (head shots or no head shots, handicap or not) and then I get to try to come up with the surprises.

I guess in this context, I do miss the days of slapping the backs of peoples' heads with my heel while standing in front of them.

Now that I think about it, I'm not sure I ever did spar with my sister. Maybe my son will take to martial arts though...
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I was slapped once by a teacher and twice by my mom. The teacher never touched me again when my mom found out.

I have never put my hand on anyone to inflict pain.

If in danger, I would.
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Old 05-29-2007, 07:46 AM   #27
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Does "bonking" one of my recruiters on his head count? (sort of an open handed smack) Was more powerful than meant to be - suprised the heck out of both of us!

Dad used to use his index finger on our heads...ouch! (only when we were being a PITA!)
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Nope, I have never pushed my luck that far, or could it because I have always been charming and suave?

As for slapping somewhere lower than the face, well, let's just say that some girls have made the request that they be the recipients, and I gladly obliged. I date one other girl who liked to dish out, and I promptly stopped seeing her.
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Old 05-29-2007, 10:14 AM   #29
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I've been slapped by my mom. She was a bit slap-happy when I was younger. When I got old enough to slap her back, I did, & that ended all the slapping.

Other than that, I was slapped by one boyfriend, who I then hit, & then broke up with.

I'm pretty anti-violence, or at least, anti-starting violence. If someone hits me first, then I'll defend myself, if I can't run off. But I'd never slap someone just because I was angry with them.

Except for my cats. if I see one of them slapping another one, then I slap the slapper (not hard), if I'm close enough to do it right away. I want them both to understand that I'm the mommy & slapping each other only begets more slapping.
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Old 05-30-2007, 10:16 AM   #31
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I cannot answer, for fear of being slapped.............
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