I watched from behind the bar as a WASTED little man was trying to pick a fight with a Marine on leave.
He turned to the little guy trying to piss him off and goes, “Look, I get it. I let you hit me, you look like a hero. I beat you up, I just look like an asshole.” Pause. “I’m not afraid to look like an asshole.”
The guy sunk back and didn’t bother him for the rest of the night.