What if he went to a "shrink" and the shrink said, "punch him on the nose the next time you see the ******" ?Taking revenge for something that happened in childhood when you don't really know better is pathetic in my opinion,
It was during childhood, we all had scraps, got picked on, picked on others, revenge was taken then, not thought about for decades ffs,
If you still feel bitter after 20 odd years you need to have a good hard look at yourself and maybe take a leaf from Geoff and seek help.
Fair enough I could use a better word but still the same point.What if he went to a "shrink" and the shrink said, "punch him on the nose the next time you see the ******" ?
Until we walk in someone else's shoes, we don't know how we'd react, so to say you think it is pathetic, in my opinion, is the wrong choice of word.
That is good revenge, not going round beating people you had a run in with as a kid.In 2015 I was fishing a stretch of the Shannon at Hartley Bridge; a narrow stretch just north of Carrick. I was doing ok with a stick float when four lads in a small cruiser bearing the name "Charlotte III" turned up in my swim and - just for the fun of it - started doing sixpence turns at full revs, right in front of me. They thought it was hilarious but I couldn't tell what they were saying because they were speaking in a European language. Anyway, that was the end of my day's enjoyment so I packed up and headed back for my digs at Rooskey. On the way I called into the pub at the marina at Dromod for a pint or two and who were in the bar swilling lager but them four lads. At least I thought it was so I went out and had a stroll up and down the marina and bingo; there it was moored up: Charlotte III. I had a quick look inside and found a shithole of a living area with four unmade beds. I went back to my car, grabbed around two pints of red maggots, went back to said cruiser and scattered the lot into their beds.
I am not a bitter man, and would never consider physically assaulting someone who had wronged me, but four years on I still do not regret my actions.
Would you have had the bottle to take on two 20 year olds head on when you were 14, and I would have got a battering, that's not sensible. I personally don't hold long term grudges, as I think I would be the one who's suffering by being bitter for so long. I don't regret what I did one little bit, and wish I could have hung around a bit to see him suffer. I never saw either of them again.There seems to be a common theme with these ‘revenge attacks’, not many of them are face to face or fist to fist conflict.