A ridiculously simple philosophy question.

LGQ7

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Why don't you want to hear the correct answer? Is it just because you don't like it? You were definitely wrong but he was not right. He was more wrong than right yet still more right than you. The only one truly right was the girlfriend that sat to the right, that's right. Do I need to write this again?

No, you don't need to write it again. I will.

I don't know if I told this before. It's a good story and it needs a re-telling.

This happened long ago, I can re-construct it almost verbatim. If not verbatim, then my interpretation of it. I was in a second run theater. It was Tuesday, movies were $2. The first movie I saw some animated dogs I think, nothing memorable. The second movie was Coraline, so you can date the time.

For the first movie, I sat in the front seat, smack in the center. The movie is over, I went outside, got something from McDonald's, came back to buy another ticket for my cheapskate movie marathon.

I came back to the exact same seat and sat down. At that time, lets say I have inter-personal problems with a certain somebody in my personal life, and I was not in a good mood. I was trying to escape from myself in the movies.

A guy to my right said, "Somebody is sitting there."
Me: Without missing a beat, as if delivering a punchline "Yeah, me." I know I was acting out of character. Normally I would not say that.

Let me evaluate this with my Vulcan Logic, if I have it. If you read this, really read it, it is very poetic. It's like a movie in itself. It sets up the Antagonist perfectly with just 2 words. A 2 very common word.

It start innocuously. "Somebody is sitting there.", the BAM! Enter the Antagonist. In the eyes of The Law, if 2 parties are in mutual combat, the stronger is at fault, because he does not have to be in combat. You can tell that I have a more sophisticated mind. That I know full well that "a fight has a life of its own", but I took him there. Not only do I take him there, I make it look like he's the aggressor, that he is the un-reasonable one. I pushed his button, using, or rather abusing logic to egg him on and to justify to myself and to the audience of his "aggression". In the back of my mind, I knew I could push him past reason, when he forgets the original reason but keeps on fighting. What I fail to understand the most is that in taking him down the wrong road, I am also taking myself down the wrong road. I tricked myself equally well as I tricked him. Like a bad (or good) Wile E. Coyote cartoon, I got caught up in my own trap. I went down the wrong road with him, the road that I lead.

A guy to my right said, "Somebody is sitting there."
Me: Without missing a beat, as if delivering a punchline "Yeah, me." I know I was acting out of character.

That was the punch line. Told by a idiot (not for not knowing, but for willing the wrong thing) leading an innocent and himself down the path of mutual destruction.
 

Mongolmike

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LGQ7 - reading thru your posts it seems that you make life much more difficult for yourself with your attitude. Maybe you don't see it as difficult, more like- "Do you often find yourself in adversarial positions with other groups or individuals?"

If you answer "yes", then the reason is YOU. YOUR attitude.

Now, you may enjoy these mental chess matches against "inferior/ignorant people", but you are also closing yourself off from many interactions that could be enjoyable for all, maybe even rewarding in some way.

Unless you enjoy getting ignored by groups, or blocked from participating in events. If so, you are accomplishing your apparent goal of isolation.
 
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OP is definitely operating somewhere (furhter than avg) on the autistic spectrum...
that said, i think alot of people on here are :p perhaps even me.
the repetitiveness of tennis, maybe attracts the type...
 

LGQ7

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"Do you often find yourself in adversarial positions with other groups or individuals?"

If you answer "yes", then the reason is YOU. YOUR attitude.

I don't find myself in "adversarial positions", I make myself in adversarial positions. I am the Antagonist. That's what the Antagonist does, he antagonize. I don't do it stupidly (most of the time). It's like chess, you fight and everything disappears from the board, until you are left with only 2 kings, until you are left with the core (cœur in French, the heart), until you get the heart of the matter, until you get to the Truth.
 

jga111

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You were wrong.
He was a jerk - becoming a jerk because one is a right is no excuse.

Next time leave a dose of your urine on the seat. Claim it as yours for eternity
 

Mongolmike

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I don't find myself in "adversarial positions", I make myself in adversarial positions. I am the Antagonist. That's what the Antagonist does, he antagonize. I don't do it stupidly (most of the time). It's like chess, you fight and everything disappears from the board, until you are left with only 2 kings, until you are left with the core (cœur in French, the heart), until you get the heart of the matter, until you get to the Truth.

First of all, I commend you for admitting you MAKE adversarial positions.

However, in life, in social settings, that does not get you far. Let me recap:

The thread about you wanting to play with two racquets- how did it end for you? Nobody wanted to play you anymore.

Suggestion on how things could've worked out better for you- meet the group and play "normal" (one racquet without being a jerk). Play "normal" for a few sessions. Get a feel of who might be open to playing with two racquets. Approach that person 1 on 1 and broach your idea. If they are interested, then set up a time outside of the group meet to play using different rules/2 racquets, etc. If they are NOT interested, do not become adversarial. Most people are not at a SOCIAL SETTING to get into an adversarial situation. You are misreading the social cues. You do not find a partner because you are acting like a jerk.


The thread about scheduling a meet-up group at the same time/same place as the other group. How did it end up for you? In progress.

To date tho, you have drawn the attention and ire of the original meet-up group. You have forced an adversarial position on them. Why? Why do you want to ruin other groups fun and social group gatherings? What does that say about you? You may think that makes you a King, but you are delusional. It makes you a jerk. They will not cooperate with you. Your meet-up group people may see the truth and see that you undermined the original group for no good reason other than your ego.


The thread about the theatre seat. How did it end up for you? YOU had to move or be evicted from the theatre.

What did you prove? You did not prove you were smart, or tough, or reasonable. You were seen as a jerk.
Again, in a social setting, why do you enjoy ruining other people's enjoyable outing? It doesn't matter what you think is right, because you were wrong. When you left your seat to go purchase another ticket, the couple came in with no knowledge you had been sitting there. The seats were open. You were wrong to confront them, you were wrong to make a scene.


So it is pretty clear that you do not recognize social cues/settings. You have a large ego and are often wrong, but will not admit it. You have no compassion towards others and enjoy disrupting their social events. You are not smarter than others. You are not tougher than others. Anyone can play chess, but most people realize social interactions are not a chess game. Chess is a game. Life IS about interactions and you are failing because you are not good at social interactions. That is too bad, but there are ways you can improve and in doing so, you CAN get some of the things you want.
 

LGQ7

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I am at work. When I get home, I will write a novel length response, as it deserves, from a thoughtful poster.
 

Dartagnan64

G.O.A.T.
This seems like such an easy social interaction. There are logically two ways to play it when sitting next to someone in a theatre.

Scenario 1: "Excuse me is this seat taken?" If "no" then sit down. If "Yes" then move to another seat
Scenario 2: Attempt to sit in said seat. If neighbor responds, 'Sorry that seat is taken,' then move to another seat. If neighbor says nothing, remain seated.

Really, dude, life isn't that hard if you try.
 

LGQ7

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This seems like such an easy social interaction. There are logically two ways to play it when sitting next to someone in a theatre.

Scenario 1: "Excuse me is this seat taken?" If "no" then sit down. If "Yes" then move to another seat
Scenario 2: Attempt to sit in said seat. If neighbor responds, 'Sorry that seat is taken,' then move to another seat. If neighbor says nothing, remain seated.

Really, dude, life isn't that hard if you try.

For your simple mindedness.

He said, "Somebody is sitting in that seat." [verbatim]
I said, "Yes, I am." [verbatim]

If "Yes" then move to another seat

He should move to another seat, which was vacant to his right.

Really, dude, life isn't that hard if you try.
 

LGQ7

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For your simple mindedness.

He said, "Somebody is sitting in that seat." [verbatim]
I said, "Yes, I am." [verbatim]

Remember, the Antagonist antagonizes, BUT the Antagonist does not lie. The Antagonist tells the Truth, not in the way you like to hear it.

"The truth you speak doth lack some gentleness." - The Tempest - Shakespeare.
 

LGQ7

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This seems like such an easy social interaction. There are logically two ways to play it when sitting next to someone in a theatre.

Scenario 1: "Excuse me is this seat taken?" If "no" then sit down. If "Yes" then move to another seat
Scenario 2: Attempt to sit in said seat. If neighbor responds, 'Sorry that seat is taken,' then move to another seat. If neighbor says nothing, remain seated.

Really, dude, life isn't that hard if you try.

Your logic is flawed. There are 2 people, like 2 coins, heads/tails, yes/no. So there are 4 possibilities.
 

LGQ7

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This seems like such an easy social interaction.
Really, dude, life isn't that hard if you try.

If I did not go all Heel (Antagonist):

What he really wants is for:
His girl friend to be on his left, and me on his right.

In going Antagonistic, I wanted to be:
sitting on his left, and his girlfriend is on his right.

He is fundamentally asking for the SAME thing as I am asking, but like matter and antimatter. Just like that Stark Trek episode!

Which is happened at the end anyway. He fought for nothing. Nothing in the beginning, and nothing in the end.
 

chikoo

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I don't know if I told this before. It's a good story and it needs a re-telling.

This happened long ago, I can re-construct it almost verbatim. If not verbatim, then my interpretation of it. I was in a second run theater. It was Tuesday, movies were $2. The first movie I saw some animated dogs I think, nothing memorable. The second movie was Coraline, so you can date the time.

For the first movie, I sat in the front seat, smack in the center. The movie is over, I went outside, got something from McDonald's, came back to buy another ticket for my cheapskate movie marathon.

I came back to the exact same seat and sat down. At that time, lets say I have inter-personal problems with a certain somebody in my personal life, and I was not in a good mood. I was trying to escape from myself in the movies.

A guy to my right said, "Somebody is sitting there."
Me: Without missing a beat, as if delivering a punchline "Yeah, me." I know I was acting out of character. Normally I would not say that.
Guy: My girlfriend was there.
Me: She's not here now. You can't claim it.
Guy: She was just there, she went to the bathroom.
Me: I was right here in this seat in the previous movie, before her.
Guy: There's a empty seat to my right, you can sit on my right.
Me: She can sit on your right.
Guy: You loser, why can't you just move to that seat.
Me: Why do I have to move?!

His girl friend came into the scene. He changes his tone.

Guy: Look, be a gentleman, let the lady have the seat.
His girl friend: That's ok, I'll just sit here. She sits to his right.

I thought that was perfect, me sitting on his left, like the Devil, on his "sinister" side.
Guy: [screaming] Look loser! Why can't you move?
Me: Why do I have to move? It's the same question.

He calls for the manager of the theater.

Guy: This guy is refusing to move . . . I don't want to sit next to this jerk!

His logic is flawed and circular. I am a jerk because I don't move for him. Now I have to move for him because I am a jerk.

Manager: Please move . . .
Me: Why do I have to move? His girl friend is sitting right there! [to his right]
Manager: If you like, we can refund your ticket . . .
Me: I don't want to move.

Me: What makes him right and I am wrong? [I suspect racism. They are both white and I am not].
Manger: Look, if you don't move we will call the police.
Me: I will move.

So I moved one seat back.

And his girl friend is still where she is for the entire Coraline movie. She never sat where I was. And I don't recall him asking/telling her to move to his left. (That is not my imagination nor faulty re-collection. A fight has a life of its own and you can forget the original purpose of the fight. A fight has a life of its own.)

Who is right and who is wrong?

And I don't want to hear "You're both wrong."

That's what teachers say when they see 2 kids fight in school. I know a Japanese lady, who was a teacher in Japan. One student stabbed another student, and she never saw it coming.

Everything I said is true, as true as re-collections can be.

HE was wrong. His GF was right. HE was just an ass.
 

chikoo

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It's simple. You don't have a claim to a seat in that theater until you've bought your ticket for the movie. Once you left the theater without having purchased a ticket, your seat was up for grabs.

Also you didn't follow proper seat saving protocol. You didn't put anything down on the seat indicating you are there or let anyone know that you called 5's (aka seat check). I'm going to have to rule in the other guy's favor.

Ouch. You are right.
 
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In a theater with many empty seats, you chose to sit right next to another guy.
No wonder the guy freaked.
 

LGQ7

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In a theater with many empty seats, you chose to sit right next to another guy.
No wonder the guy freaked.

1. I sat in the same seat in the previous movie. It is a co-incidence.
2. Refer to the "dozen" mamma joke.
3. Hah, hah. funny joke. But there is a kernel of truth in what you say, like I said.

I thought that was perfect, me sitting on his left, like the Devil, on his "sinister" side.

"I can feel the devil walking next to me." One Night in Bangkok.
 
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LGQ7

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This seems like such an easy social interaction. There are logically two ways to play it when sitting next to someone in a theatre.

Scenario 1: "Excuse me is this seat taken?" If "no" then sit down. If "Yes" then move to another seat
Scenario 2: Attempt to sit in said seat. If neighbor responds, 'Sorry that seat is taken,' then move to another seat. If neighbor says nothing, remain seated.

Really, dude, life isn't that hard if you try.

Ok, easy. Let's see you try.

Dartagnan64: Somebody is sitting in that seat." [verbatim]
LGQ7: Yes, I am. [verbatim]

Dartagnan64: No, my gifrlfriend was and I'm saving it for when she returns from the bathroom."
LGQ7: Your girl friend was sitting here. I am sitting here, now.

nytennisaddict punches me in the face.
Northern punches me in the face.
LGQ7: I'm calling the police.

The police arrived surprisingly quickly. At that same moment, the girl friend returns from the bathroom, and the scene unfolds . . .

I'll play the police.

Police: nytennisaddict, Can you tell us what happened?
nytennisaddict:
Northern:





Go, you try. Here it is. An exact re-en-act-ment.

Gather around folks. It's show time.
 
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Dartagnan64

G.O.A.T.
Ok, easy. Let's see you try.

Dartagnan64: Somebody is sitting in that seat." [verbatim]
LGQ7: Yes, I am. [verbatim]
Dartagnan64:

Go, you try. Here it is. An exact re-en-act-ment.

Gather around folks. It's show time.

Dartangna64: "No, my gifrlfriend was and I'm saving it for when she returns from the bathroom."

You: "Oh I'm sorry. It's just that I was sitting in this seat for the movie before and was hoping to have the same seat. Would your girlfriend mind sitting on the seat next to your other side?

Dartagnan64: "I'll ask her when she gets back."

Ms.Dartagnan: "Who's this guy in my seat?"

Dartagnan64: "Some guy that sat here for the movie before and likes that seat apparently. Do you care?"

MsDartagnan: "You bet I do, it's the sweetest seat in the house. No wonder he wants it."

Dartagnan64: "Sorry dude, girlfriend wants the seat back."

You: "OK, it is a sweet spot. I'll find another. Thanks anyway."

Life. Not hard.
 

LGQ7

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Dartangna64: "No, my gifrlfriend was and I'm saving it for when she returns from the bathroom."

You: "Oh I'm sorry. It's just that I was sitting in this seat for the movie before and was hoping to have the same seat. Would your girlfriend mind sitting on the seat next to your other side?

Dartagnan64: "I'll ask her when she gets back."

Ms.Dartagnan: "Who's this guy in my seat?"

Dartagnan64: "Some guy that sat here for the movie before and likes that seat apparently. Do you care?"

MsDartagnan: "You bet I do, it's the sweetest seat in the house. No wonder he wants it."

Dartagnan64: "Sorry dude, girlfriend wants the seat back."

You: "OK, it is a sweet spot. I'll find another. Thanks anyway."

Life. Not hard.

That's not how it works. You say one line, and I'll say the next line. And his girl friend was fine sitting to his right.

I will use edits.
 

Dartagnan64

G.O.A.T.
Your logic is flawed. There are 2 people, like 2 coins, heads/tails, yes/no. So there are 4 possibilities.

My logic is only flawed if one chooses to allow socially inappropriate answers into the equation. When one corrects for social appropriate behavior, its a simple 2 option answer.

Logic has always dictated altruism over selfishness in society. Surprising you don't see that.
 

Yoneyama

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I don't know if I told this before. It's a good story and it needs a re-telling.

This happened long ago, I can re-construct it almost verbatim. If not verbatim, then my interpretation of it. I was in a second run theater. It was Tuesday, movies were $2. The first movie I saw some animated dogs I think, nothing memorable. The second movie was Coraline, so you can date the time.

For the first movie, I sat in the front seat, smack in the center. The movie is over, I went outside, got something from McDonald's, came back to buy another ticket for my cheapskate movie marathon.

I came back to the exact same seat and sat down. At that time, lets say I have inter-personal problems with a certain somebody in my personal life, and I was not in a good mood. I was trying to escape from myself in the movies.

A guy to my right said, "Somebody is sitting there."
Me: Without missing a beat, as if delivering a punchline "Yeah, me." I know I was acting out of character. Normally I would not say that.
Guy: My girlfriend was there.
Me: She's not here now. You can't claim it.
Guy: She was just there, she went to the bathroom.
Me: I was right here in this seat in the previous movie, before her.
Guy: There's a empty seat to my right, you can sit on my right.
Me: She can sit on your right.
Guy: You loser, why can't you just move to that seat.
Me: Why do I have to move?!

His girl friend came into the scene. He changes his tone.

Guy: Look, be a gentleman, let the lady have the seat.
His girl friend: That's ok, I'll just sit here. She sits to his right.

I thought that was perfect, me sitting on his left, like the Devil, on his "sinister" side.
Guy: [screaming] Look loser! Why can't you move?
Me: Why do I have to move? It's the same question.

He calls for the manager of the theater.

Guy: This guy is refusing to move . . . I don't want to sit next to this jerk!

His logic is flawed and circular. I am a jerk because I don't move for him. Now I have to move for him because I am a jerk.

Manager: Please move . . .
Me: Why do I have to move? His girl friend is sitting right there! [to his right]
Manager: If you like, we can refund your ticket . . .
Me: I don't want to move.

Me: What makes him right and I am wrong? [I suspect racism. They are both white and I am not].
Manger: Look, if you don't move we will call the police.
Me: I will move.

So I moved one seat back.

And his girl friend is still where she is for the entire Coraline movie. She never sat where I was. And I don't recall him asking/telling her to move to his left. (That is not my imagination nor faulty re-collection. A fight has a life of its own and you can forget the original purpose of the fight. A fight has a life of its own.)

Who is right and who is wrong?

And I don't want to hear "You're both wrong."

That's what teachers say when they see 2 kids fight in school. I know a Japanese lady, who was a teacher in Japan. One student stabbed another student, and she never saw it coming.

Everything I said is true, as true as re-collections can be.

You're wrong, because yet again as demonstrated in all of your threads, you are a passive aggressive jerk with a god complex, absolutely no social skills, and a need to control everyone around you without ANY consideration for how you hurt people.
 

gut wax

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I don't know if I told this before. It's a good story and it needs a re-telling.

This happened long ago, I can re-construct it almost verbatim. If not verbatim, then my interpretation of it. I was in a second run theater. It was Tuesday, movies were $2. The first movie I saw some animated dogs I think, nothing memorable. The second movie was Coraline, so you can date the time.

For the first movie, I sat in the front seat, smack in the center. The movie is over, I went outside, got something from McDonald's, came back to buy another ticket for my cheapskate movie marathon.

I came back to the exact same seat and sat down. At that time, lets say I have inter-personal problems with a certain somebody in my personal life, and I was not in a good mood. I was trying to escape from myself in the movies.

A guy to my right said, "Somebody is sitting there."
Me: Without missing a beat, as if delivering a punchline "Yeah, me." I know I was acting out of character. Normally I would not say that.
Guy: My girlfriend was there.
Me: She's not here now. You can't claim it.
Guy: She was just there, she went to the bathroom.
Me: I was right here in this seat in the previous movie, before her.
Guy: There's a empty seat to my right, you can sit on my right.
Me: She can sit on your right.
Guy: You loser, why can't you just move to that seat.
Me: Why do I have to move?!

His girl friend came into the scene. He changes his tone.

Guy: Look, be a gentleman, let the lady have the seat.
His girl friend: That's ok, I'll just sit here. She sits to his right.

I thought that was perfect, me sitting on his left, like the Devil, on his "sinister" side.
Guy: [screaming] Look loser! Why can't you move?
Me: Why do I have to move? It's the same question.

He calls for the manager of the theater.

Guy: This guy is refusing to move . . . I don't want to sit next to this jerk!

His logic is flawed and circular. I am a jerk because I don't move for him. Now I have to move for him because I am a jerk.

Manager: Please move . . .
Me: Why do I have to move? His girl friend is sitting right there! [to his right]
Manager: If you like, we can refund your ticket . . .
Me: I don't want to move.

Me: What makes him right and I am wrong? [I suspect racism. They are both white and I am not].
Manger: Look, if you don't move we will call the police.
Me: I will move.

So I moved one seat back.

And his girl friend is still where she is for the entire Coraline movie. She never sat where I was. And I don't recall him asking/telling her to move to his left. (That is not my imagination nor faulty re-collection. A fight has a life of its own and you can forget the original purpose of the fight. A fight has a life of its own.)

Who is right and who is wrong?

And I don't want to hear "You're both wrong."

That's what teachers say when they see 2 kids fight in school. I know a Japanese lady, who was a teacher in Japan. One student stabbed another student, and she never saw it coming.

Everything I said is true, as true as re-collections can be.
LGQ7 - If you wouldn't mind, what is your ethnicity?

Reason for asking is legitimate, as you felt there was a possibility of racism being a factor.

Cultural differences being what they are, one person's Normal is another's SNAFU, is another's FU Normal, is another's Normal FU, is another's FU.

YMMV


"That is not the point. I am superior to all posters on the forum, that is the main thing." - sureshs
 

LGQ7

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LGQ7 - If you wouldn't mind, what is your ethnicity?
Reason for asking is legitimate, as you felt there was a possibility of racism being a factor.

Vietnamese. 10 years in Vietnam, at that time 30 years in America. But I'm what you call a "banana". Yellow on the outside, white on the inside.

Cultural differences being what they are, one person's Normal is another's SNAFU, is another's FU Normal, is another's Normal FU, is another's FU.

There is no cultural differences. As I say in the beginning. I was out of character, and I turned "Heel".

I hope that helps.

And now back to our regularly scheduled program, already in progress.

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gmatheis

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I don't know if I told this before. It's a good story and it needs a re-telling.

This happened long ago, I can re-construct it almost verbatim. If not verbatim, then my interpretation of it. I was in a second run theater. It was Tuesday, movies were $2. The first movie I saw some animated dogs I think, nothing memorable. The second movie was Coraline, so you can date the time.

For the first movie, I sat in the front seat, smack in the center. The movie is over, I went outside, got something from McDonald's, came back to buy another ticket for my cheapskate movie marathon.

I came back to the exact same seat and sat down. At that time, lets say I have inter-personal problems with a certain somebody in my personal life, and I was not in a good mood. I was trying to escape from myself in the movies.

A guy to my right said, "Somebody is sitting there."
Me: Without missing a beat, as if delivering a punchline "Yeah, me." I know I was acting out of character. Normally I would not say that.
Guy: My girlfriend was there.
Me: She's not here now. You can't claim it.
Guy: She was just there, she went to the bathroom.
Me: I was right here in this seat in the previous movie, before her.
Guy: There's a empty seat to my right, you can sit on my right.
Me: She can sit on your right.
Guy: You loser, why can't you just move to that seat.
Me: Why do I have to move?!

His girl friend came into the scene. He changes his tone.

Guy: Look, be a gentleman, let the lady have the seat.
His girl friend: That's ok, I'll just sit here. She sits to his right.

I thought that was perfect, me sitting on his left, like the Devil, on his "sinister" side.
Guy: [screaming] Look loser! Why can't you move?
Me: Why do I have to move? It's the same question.

He calls for the manager of the theater.

Guy: This guy is refusing to move . . . I don't want to sit next to this jerk!

His logic is flawed and circular. I am a jerk because I don't move for him. Now I have to move for him because I am a jerk.

Manager: Please move . . .
Me: Why do I have to move? His girl friend is sitting right there! [to his right]
Manager: If you like, we can refund your ticket . . .
Me: I don't want to move.

Me: What makes him right and I am wrong? [I suspect racism. They are both white and I am not].
Manger: Look, if you don't move we will call the police.
Me: I will move.

So I moved one seat back.

And his girl friend is still where she is for the entire Coraline movie. She never sat where I was. And I don't recall him asking/telling her to move to his left. (That is not my imagination nor faulty re-collection. A fight has a life of its own and you can forget the original purpose of the fight. A fight has a life of its own.)

Who is right and who is wrong?

And I don't want to hear "You're both wrong."

That's what teachers say when they see 2 kids fight in school. I know a Japanese lady, who was a teacher in Japan. One student stabbed another student, and she never saw it coming.

Everything I said is true, as true as re-collections can be.

I'm pretty sure that no matter the scenario you're always wrong.
 

LGQ7

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The thread about you wanting to play with two racquets- how did it end for you? Nobody wanted to play you anymore.

You don't understand. Nobody wakes up one day and decide they want to play with 2 rackets. It is impossible. It takes years of practice. I was inspired by the symmetry of bodybuilding. When I play with real opponents, I play right handed. When I'm by myself, I practice half the time left handed against the wall. I did this for years. I play tennis with my friends for $5 a game to 21. At first I beat them. Then they started beating me. That's when played with 2 rackets, just to give myself an even chance. That's how it was started. And I've been playing like that for 15 years before going to my first Meetup, which was not my Meetup. Only when I was banned on the spot for playing with 2 rackets did I come up with my own Meetup.

The thread about scheduling a meet-up group at the same time/same place as the other group. How did it end up for you? In progress.

To date tho, you have drawn the attention and ire of the original meet-up group. You have forced an adversarial position on them. Why? Why do you want to ruin other groups fun and social group gatherings? What does that say about you? You may think that makes you a King, but you are delusional. It makes you a jerk. They will not cooperate with you. Your meet-up group people may see the truth and see that you undermined the original group for no good reason other than your ego.

This is cliché. But "They drew first blood". From the movie First Blood.

The thread about the theatre seat. How did it end up for you? YOU had to move or be evicted from the theatre.

What did you prove? You did not prove you were smart, or tough, or reasonable. You were seen as a jerk.
Again, in a social setting, why do you enjoy ruining other people's enjoyable outing? It doesn't matter what you think is right, because you were wrong. When you left your seat to go purchase another ticket, the couple came in with no knowledge you had been sitting there. The seats were open. You were wrong to confront them, you were wrong to make a scene.

A matter of perspective. I chose to move myself, to keep the peace. Another alternative would be more satisfying to me. The manager called the police. The police comes. I can see his explanation now. "He refused to sit on my right to let my girl friend sit on my left, instead he stubbornly sat on my left and my girl friend is sitting on my right." And his girl friend would say, "I'm fine sitting here (on my boyfriend's right). I wonder how the police would deal with that.

So it is pretty clear that you do not recognize social cues/settings.

True, but that makes me a unique individual.

You have a large ego

True.

" and are often wrong

Not true.

but will not admit it.

I will admit to that which is not true.

You have no compassion towards others and enjoy disrupting their social events.

As I said, I was acting out of character.

You are not smarter than others

Not true.

https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/ind...-get-back-into-the-game.625877/#post-12727947

You are not tougher than others.

Not true.

https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/ask-a-question-or-axe-one.595543/#post-11458681

Anyone can play chess

Not true. Only a small percentage of the population plays chess. You've seen many Westerns, they always play poker, you don't see them playing chess. I saw a Twilight Zone episodeL The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross. A lady makes an excuse for not going on a date with a guy by saying, "I'm playing chess with my father." I thought to myself, "You're playing chess? This MUST be the Twilight Zone".

but most people realize social interactions are not a chess game.

Not true.

"All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players" - Shakespeare.

And what does that even mean? As if "most people" = good?

Life IS about interactions and you are failing because you are not good at social interactions. That is too bad, but there are ways you can improve and in doing so, you CAN get some of the things you want.

Why some? Why not ALL? You get what you want by seizing life by the throat and telling it to give you what you want. (That's not original, that Stone Cold Steve Austin-esque.)
 
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Yoneyama

Hall of Fame
You don't understand. Nobody wakes up one day and decide they want to play with 2 rackets. It is impossible. It takes years of practice. I was inspired by the symmetry of bodybuilding. When I play with real opponents, I play right handed. When I'm by myself, I practice half the time left handed against the wall. I did this for years. I play tennis with my friends for $5 a game to 21. At first I beat them. Then they started beating me. That's when played with 2 rackets, just to give myself an even chance. That's how it was started. And I've been playing like that for 15 years before going to my first Meetup, which was not my Meetup. Only when I was banned on the spot for playing with 2 rackets did I come up with my own Meetup.



This is cliché. But "They drew first blood". From the movie First Blood.



A matter of perspective. I chose to move myself, to keep the peace. Another alternative would be more satisfying to me. The manager called the police. The police comes. I can see his explanation now. "He refused to sit on my right to let my girl friend sit on my left, instead he stubbornly sat on my left and my girl friend is sitting on my right." And his girl friend would say, "I'm fine sitting here (on my boyfriend's right). I wonder how the police would deal with that.



True, but that makes me a unique individual.



True.



Not true.



I will admit to that which is not true.



As I said, I was acting out of character.



Not true.

https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/ind...-get-back-into-the-game.625877/#post-12727947



Not true.

https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/ask-a-question-or-axe-one.595543/#post-11458681



Not true. Only a small percentage of the population plays chess. You've seen many Westerns, they always play poker, you don't see them playing chess. I saw a Twilight Zone episodeL The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross. A lady makes an excuse for not going on a date with a guy by saying, "I'm playing chess with my father." I thought to myself, "You're playing chess? This MUST be the Twilight Zone".



Not true.

"All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players" - Shakespeare.

And what does that even mean? As if "most people" = good?



Why some? Why not ALL? You get what you want by seizing life by the throat and telling it to give you want you want. (That's not original, that Stone Cold Steve Austin-esque.)



Have you ever watched the sitcom The Big Bang Theory?
 

Mongolmike

Hall of Fame
ANYONE can be adversarial. ANYONE can be a jerk. The world is full of idiots who just like to be adversarial and act like a jerk.

It take more intelligence and more inner strength to find solutions to problems. People who enjoy disrupting other innocent people to "win the game" that only THEY are playing are deluding themselves. You THINK you are winning but YOU are the only one playing!

That's not a win. It's not even admirable. You think you are winning, but in the big picture, I'd think you are considered a loser by many, and you are actually reducing the number of people who will interact with you. And if you are ok with that, if you enjoy solitude, then why interact in the first place? Do you like being cruel to people? Passive aggressiveness is cool in your eyes?
 
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