Evidently Mr. green-shirt-no-hat was never schooled by anyone - Dad, Mom, family, golden gloves coach? - to a) avoid street - or river - fighting and b) if you must fight, "hit em first, hit em hard, and make em sorry they ever met ya." Seems dude w/ blue hat and sun glasses did!
I remain amazed whenever I see two knuckleheads square off and one guy - usually the instigator -pushes the other guy. Just as "there's no crying in baseball," there's no pushing in a fight. We are not men, we are Devo!
Good point. It has crossed my mind many times to just let things slide when things upset me when I am on the river. The chances of me winning a fight is slim to nil as I have never been good at it, and the chances of getting shot are too high for me to test either.
Because of this, this is the only reason why I am trying to get back in shape. So I can be confident I can outrun who ever I am with. Let the slower guy deal with it.