Once again, Worldstar Hip Hop has delayed work efficiency by exposing us with yet another “When Keepin’ It Real Goes Wrong” video. A few days ago, a Cleveland City Bus driver got into a heated argument with a teenage passenger. It’s not clear as to what the argument was about, but the video of the altercation begins right in the middle.
The teenage passenger is seen cursing out the elderly bus driver and is literally going tit for tat for any smart remarks she has to dish out. It seems the teenager had enough of the words and decides to kick it up a notch by delivering a punch to the bus driver’s face. The bus driver slowly gets up, yells out “You goin’ to jail now!” and proceeds to deliver one of the most glorious, prolific, and textbook uppercuts these eyes have bared witness. I mean, the way he bent his knees to gather up the power and solid connection was just magnificent. Needless to say the female’s head was knocked back like pez dispenser.
So here’s the tale of the tape:
Age: Mid to late 50s (Educated guess based on the fact he mentioned he had a granddaughter)
Weight: I’d say anywhere between 180 to 200 lbs
Signature Move: Mortal Kombat-Style Uppercuts
Age: 16 to 19
Weight: Between 110 and 120
Signature Move: Writin’ checks her chin can’t cash
So the bus driver CLEARLY has the advantage here. But with that advantage, was the bus driver justified in delivering that sweet chin music? In my opinion, he was MORE than justified. I was raised not to hit a woman and I can stand by that notion, but I also know a woman should expect to receive that fire if she steps out of her bubble with blatant disrespect. Like the bus driver said, “You wanna be a man, I’ll treat you like a man!”
From the different comments, blogs, video responses about this incident; I’ve gathered that the ratchet female would not listen to the bus driver’s instructions. She then spit on the driver to “keep it real” in front of her friends. This is where the arguments got heated and she threw a punch.
So let’s review:
1) She disregarded the instructions of a person of authority
2) She blatantly disrespected the bus driver with her choice of words and bodily fluids
3) She initiated the physical fight by throwing the first punch
That looks like three strikes in my book.
We are living in the “Worldstar” era. Meaning, the videos you see aren’t necessarily indicative of an individual’s normal behavior. But once that red light pops on that camera, the individuals (often young and dumb) feel the need to go super saiyan and act a plum fool to prove how “real” they are. Randomly delivering Johnny Cage-like uppercuts isn’t the cure-all answer to this epidemic, but there comes a time and place where enough is enough and you have to put these people back in their place.
While writing this blog, I learned the bus driver was fired today. I saw that coming, but somehow, I think he’ll bounce back on his feet. Too many people are siding with the driver so I’m sure he’ll be offered something.
As always folks, stay classy.
So what do ya’ll think? Was he justified in his actions? Or should he have handled it by calling the police? Let the Block know in the comments below