I'd have to disagree. The disrespect starts the moment someone on the run decides not to follow the rules as outlined by Stu. When that happens that person is showing a lack of respect and consideration for his fellow boaters and their safety. For Stu to then warn them, regardless of the language is, in my opinion, acceptable. If the person did not break the rules then they wouldn't be treated to a barrage of explitives. Now, I know nothing about this particular incident (and it sounds pretty minor at least by the description above and also sounds like no one knew how to fight). I'm only stating that, while I wish cooler heads would always prevail both verbally and physically, I don't think it's fair to blame Stu. Afterall, if everyone followed the rules then the runs would be safer and no one would get screamed at.Originally posted by Jetboatkid
Stu does a good job, I have been on 2 of his runs. However, I don't think anyone has the right to scream at someone else in front of other people. In fact the other person is Stus customer. I know I have never ever screamed profanitys at any of my customers no matter how mad they made me. I heard Stu screamed on the radio, then very aggresivly approached the individual. Words were exchanged. The other person walked away. Stu started yelling at the other person in the boat. Stu was cursing every other word. With this the first person said, Stu, that's enough, your not right. Stu ran to the other person, stuck his chest out and belly bumper him while screaming in his face. They both, at the same time, got each other in a had lock. Stu, even being 6 inches taller and 80 lbs heavier was no match for the other person. Stu threw a few punches to the other persons rips and the other person threw 2 lightning fast blows to Stus face. Three liilte birdies flew around Stus head for a few minutes. Stu went, called the police and filed charges. I personlly think this was no matter for the police! If Stu would have won the fight would he have still called the police? I heard the other guys attourny is Roy Black, and they are now going after Stu.
There's an old saying: "Don't do the crime, if you can't do the time." So, if you don't like getting yelled at, don't give anyone a reason to yell at you.