I have a tendency to suffer severe rage at other people, particularly when they get in my way. Words that frequently emerge in a furious undertone from my mouth are phrases such as "I swear to GOD, if she does not get out of my personal space RIGHT NOW, I will snap her in half like a twig." I'm possibly not really capable of this, but in my head I am.
Back when I was a kid, a couple of the boys in school called me Tyson. I think they meant this ironically, in retrospect, but at the time I thought I was pretty damn tough. Possibly T-U-F-F rather than T-O-U-G-H. I would sort of square up to them and kinda jump up and down with my fists pointed at them. Did I actually HIT them? Of course not. I didn't want to get, like SUSPENDED or something. Plus they were BOYS - if they hit back??? Really, I just wanted some attention when it came down to it.
Anyway, today I was having an argument with a couple of male friends over whether or not I could beat someone up. They seemed rather doubtful of my ability. Okay, so I've never HAD to do it. But I believe I COULD, and isn't that the important thing??? The BELIEF you can lamp someone if you had to, or have them doubled over in pain? I may not be the type to throw the first punch, but I am pretty sure I could defend myself should the need arise.
Can you imagine it? Me going "Yes, I know tae-bo" (in the same smug way someone might say "I'm a black belt, you know" before roundhousing your head off) and then launching into some routine straight from the dvd- say two knee lifts, a side kick and a punch, which all miss their target because I'm not used to actually hitting anyone, despite constantly imagining certain person's faces in my head when I right hook and upper-cut thin air.
Okay, perhaps nix the tae-bo idea, but I could certainly inflict some damage I think. I may only be small but I believe I would pack a powerful punch.