Do you know how you would react if a fight happened in front of you? It is not something that I’ve ever thought about because I’ve never even seen a fight. However I was unfortunate enough to find out on Saturday after an ‘incident’ in a local shopping centre when a group of boys started a fightÂ with my husband.
My first reaction was disbelief and shock that this could happen during the afternoon in a busy location; then I felt helpless because I didn’t know how to stop it. However when one of the boysÂ punched my husband and then moved towards me I instinctivelyÂ grabbed him! I’m still shocked by this behaviour and I don’t remember what I did afterwards.
So having been involved in my first fight, I’ve beenÂ wondering about how I will react if I find myself in a similar situation in the future. One thought is I will be more mentally prepared, but I suspect that I will actually be less likely to get involved because I’ve had time to think about about the worst things that could happen.
Have you had any experiences like this?