You didn’t ask for it but it’s on.
It’s on. There’s going to be a fight.
Here are the two likely outcomes — You could unleash some right hooks and jabs and level the guy or you could get your ass handed to you. It’s pretty difficult to size up an opponent in such a short amount of time..unless…you paid attention to the first words out of our opponent’s mouth.
You can tell a lot about a person, and his willingness to fight, based just on the name he choses to address at the start of the altercation. Here are the possible names, slang and nom de plume he could utter and what those terms of endearment say about the dude as a pugilist and how you should treat the situation.
First reaction: He’s a man. You’re a man. He’d rather talk this whole misunderstanding out.
Best defense: Just talk it out. Fighting is never worth the trouble. But it might be a trick. Just be ready.
First reaction: He’s going to act like he wants no part of a fight then sucker punch you mid-sentence.
Best defense: Call him dude, tell him to calm down, and then punch him when he’s half-turned around to find all eight hundred fraternity bros he’s at the bar with.