Had a great training session in the park. Passed the supermarket on the way home. Remembered I needed some milk. Was about to walk in. when I realised I was carrying a staff. In the past I have forgotten and done a shop with a broadsword and two butterfly knives sticking out of my bag. Not a good thing in today's climate. Different people have different ideas of what is normal behaviour. Many years ago I had a job where I had to meet a daily quota. One of my colleagues had finished his quota early. I was behind on my quota for the day. He thought it would be fun to muck about with the things on my workbench. I repeatedly asked him to stop. I was seated at the bench. He lent past me and changed a setting on my machine. Without thinking, I gently placed two fingers onto his throat, applied a very light pressure to the his windpipe and lightly pushed him away from the bench. A very minor compliance technique that caused discomfort rather than any pain. Oddly, some people do not find it normal to be poked (even lightly poked) in the throat. The guy flipped. He tried to punch me out. Luckily he had no practical experience of fighting what so ever. I was able to simply fend him off until he got himself under control. But it taught me a valuable lesson. What is normal for martial artists is not necessarily normal for others. Anyone else have any similar experiences?