Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Bunfight

My old blog friend Mike (Should Fish More), didnt know what a Bunfight was yesterday.
Perhaps it is more a British word than an American one.
It can mean one of two things
A grand , official tea party.....
Or a heated argument.
If I write bunfight, invariably I mean the latter

I've been overdue for a heated argument for a while
One has been simmering in my post decree absolute psychi for a long time now
I've known that for a while now,
I know myself very well.

This morning I was called a fat prick by a skinny, ratty looking man in a sports t shirt .
He had obvious shortness of bone, a shopping trolley full of cheap lager and two badly behaved children who were doing their own thing near the avacados

After trying to negotiate the brats for a while, unsuccessfully I may add, I remarked quietly  to the man to "take control of his children !"
Obviously the rebuke hit home and the man kicked off

A bunfight ensued.

Now I know rebuking another guys kids in front of him never really ends well,
But my blood was up ( as was my blood pressure) and transference needed a way forward

Well, I must thank the young lady who joined in the " debate" after the young ratty man referred to me as a FAT PRICK !!
She reminded the man that it was still dangerous to let kids wander ad hoc and given that covid rates are rising in North Wales
Ratty man told her to "fuck off too!!!"

This  was no arguement that could be won by my usual resort of " Cheap Shoes!!!" As ratty man was wearing very expensive looking trainers
And so  in my best Joyce Grenfell voice I countered with
" I may be a fat prick but you are a fucking ignorant arsehole !" 

On reflection
A double edged sword that reply lol .........

63 comments:

  1. Your comment reminds me of Winston Churchill when a woman said to him, or so the story goes, that he was drunk and he responded with,
    'My dear you are ugly, but tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be ugly'

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    1. Love it ... have heard [read] that one before and it is still funny! And ... true!

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    2. Churchill had some wonderful put downs

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  2. Cheap shoes might have got to him as well, as he obviously takes pride in his footwear. I just love that comment.

    LX

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    1. I reserve this insult usually for women

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  3. Ah, "Covid tempers" run amok! Thank you for sharing yours! I feel quite normal, now! I've had some too, whilst walking nature paths, and large groups of people will not single file themselves as we pass, and I refuse to step over into the grassy area to get around them, as I am not fond of mud nor dog poo on my shoes. I grumble at them as we pass, or sometimes stand, obstinately waiting for them to pass! JESUS, people. Or those on bikes who pass but do not call out "ON YOUR LEFT" first, and scare the crap out of me, I yell at their backsides, "YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO CALL OUT!" Perhaps I shall carry a pool noodle with me, holding it horizontally as a visual "SINGLE FILE PEOPLE AND CALL OUT YOUR PRESENCE BIKERS" reminder! I may get throat-punched one day! That's ok. I carry mace!

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  4. A tea party? LOL, never been to one. 😏 On the other hand, been in fights. 😈 Not proud of it because, violence's never the answer.

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    1. I've only ever punched one person in my life

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  5. Well done John; you won the day!

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  6. You are not fat! Uncontrolled children . . . uhhhh!

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  7. Sometimes we can’t just not say something. Covid rage is a real thing.

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  8. Good of you to let it out. Yesterday a racebikers passed me and not too far away he cleared his nose in the air/on the road. Yugh. Allways yughie but in this time???? I did not yell and it is still hunting me.

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    1. Let it out next time Wendy
      Loud and proud!!!!!!!

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  9. No, "bunfight" is not a word used in Canada or the USA. It is charmingly British only.

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  10. Bravo for saying what needed to be said - about the kids I mean. Couldn't have done it myself, being the chicken conflict-dodger that I am.

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  11. I am not sure whether you are brave or merely itching for a fight.

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  12. "Bunfight", I like it. Another fun word I've learned from you. The other was "flat white". And sometimes we just have to be the voice of reason. The dad took it badly, but he heard you, probably not the first time. So maybe your speaking up will help to sink the message in.

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    1. The woman involved had a more measured and research based approach

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  13. John!!! John you didn't finish the insult! You're supposed to say, "I may be a fat prick but you're an ignorant arsehole and I can diet"!

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    1. You obviously like Churchill Steve x

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  14. John your final insult reminded me of a childhood argument.. I was a shy child that grew into a shy adult . When i was in oh 2nd or 3rd grade i was constantly bullied by this one girl... and you know sometimes even shy people have reached their limit.. So we were coming in from the playground and for whatever reason she called me 'Long legs'... Now i can see she was probably just jealous of my height or something but at the time it was an insult . Normally i did my best to just ignore her.. but on that day i felt the need to come back with something.. So i said... ' I may be long legs but your DADDY long legs...' LOL! And i felt so brave... lol Hugs! deb

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  15. A. Bloke3:59 pm

    Topic for debate: Is a fat prick not better than a thin prick?

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    1. Spoken like a true gay x

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    2. Hahaha! Not being gay I agree :)

      Jo in Auckland

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  16. Barbara Anne4:23 pm

    Here I was thinking that a "bunfight" could be related the US "food fight" but I see it's not. "Food fight" refers to the throwing of actual food.

    Sometimes, you just have to speak up. Do you feel better now?

    Hugs!

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  17. Before Covid my husband was in a waiting room with an avid Trump supporter. The Trumper made some statement that was beyond toleration. He told the man that debating facts with a Trump supporter was like playing chess with a monkey: first they knock pieces off the board, shit on the table, then declare themself the winner. Just as hubby finished his sentence he was called for his appointment and left the room. Perfect timing.

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  18. Out of control children are the worst! Good for you for saying something!

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  19. a prick in a bunfight...oh the mental images.

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    1. lol dreadful behaviour
      I am guilty as charged

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  20. "Bunfight" makes me imagine proper teaparty ladies hurling scones and watercress sandwiches at one another.

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  21. Ooh ... you SHOULD have said 'cheap trainers' ... that would have mortally wounded him for sure.

    Brilliant, I hope it's all out of your system now, if not gawd help anyone loitering around the village on the next dog walk!!

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    1. I've seen a lot of villagers this afternoon ...all is well

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  22. Good job John. Stupid people often use an insult for a disagreement they can't see past their nose.
    Adore Lizzy D and A Smaller Life in the comments today !
    parsnip

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    1. I would have picked another fight somewhere

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  23. Sounds as though you have releived the pressure well and truly John. Well said - good turn of phrase.

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    1. The pressure cooker is now simmering

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  24. I didn't know what a bunfight was either. I avoid them like the plague ... ahem, like Covid-19. I'll take a fat prick over an ignorant arsehole any day (again, ahem).

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  25. You could say to him if you were to meet again-"I may be a fat prick but I've heard you have a little dick"x(I know which I would prefer John) x

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  26. While you know it is unwise, sometimes you just have to open your mouth and say something.

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  27. Love it. I think the whole world had a good bunfight this week. Everyone I know is on edge and crabby.

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  28. 'Bunfight' is a great term. What would we call that here, I wonder? 'Got into it'...comes to mind. -not as cool, however.

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  29. Good on you John I admire your quick response I tend to always be to late and think I should have said this or that and stew over it.

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  30. Oh my. Good for you for speaking up, but I probably wouldn't have. In London you could get stabbed for that!

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  31. Yesterday I had a bus driver refuse to let me off the front of the bus, and yesterday got chased down st the front if the hospital even though I had shown my staff id to security and gone in the staff entrance. I did just about say bad words as i was a bit fed up with it all and tired, but held it in as they were just doing their jobs.

    Julie

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  32. In the usa the insult for cheap sneakers is: "what are those?"

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  33. It's frightening how many people are totally self-centred and couldn't care less about other people's concerns. A fucking ignorant arsehole indeed.

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I love all comments Except abusive ones from arseholes