I'd tell them right then and there.
I'd tell them right then and there.
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^ If my mind is thinking clearly enough, yes.
More than likely I'd be so shocked and surprised that my mind wouldn't process it quickly and sensibly. I don't process violence very well.
"Some people without brains do an awful lot of talking." -The Scarecrow, THE WIZARD OF OZ, 1939
Boss, to Sue: "Sorry, we have to downsize, and I need to lay you and Jack off." Sue to boss: "Can you just jack off? I have a headache today."
Make, for a man, a fire - and he'll be warm for a few hours. Set a man afire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
If it was a good friend and I respected them I would tell them right there and then....
...anything less than that...no. I have learned to pick my battles carefully over the years.
it really depends on the situation. maybe your friend was very agitated in that moment, and it would be better to wait until they calmed down. critisizing an agitated person - even if its justified - can turn them defensive; if that happens, they may feel betrayed and stop listening to you.
edit: i would, in that very moment, focus on breaking up the dispute rather than taking sides.
I would tell my friend that he/she is in the wrong right away to prevent further heated escalation/altercation. You don't know if the other person or his/her friends have a gun or not.
Definitely after -- like a day or so later. I would never not take my friend's side in a fight. I don 't care if he's dead wrong. I would never publicly embarass my friend.
Depends on the friend and the situation. Trying to tell them when they're in the heat of the moment is probably not going to make it past their anger and into their brain. Some people need to calm down. But sometimes you do need to grab them and tell them what's what.
No tell them right there. It's YOUR opinion and not an absolute wrong. Well OK of they kill the person then yeah...but I assume this is nOT the case.
So if it is clear he is making a fool of himself in front of others I would tell him.
If it is just a trivial matter and there are not many people around I would shut up.
If the altercation become physical, I'd defend him even if he is in the wrong.
After I would kick his arse though.
actually, i would say move on your own discretion. you SHOULD tell them but you should wait until the right time. if you feel it can't wait where you have to tell them right then and there that they're wrong, then tell them there. if they're heated where you're afraid they might lash out on you, then save your words for another time where they've calmed down.
one thing about the closet/you don't have to hurry/it will be bad tomorrow/so brother, don't you worry
If it's just an argument, I would wait and tell them afterwards-- after they calmed down. I wouldn't jump into an argument against my friend with some third party I didn't know.
Too many people here are writing "tell them," when they really mean "tell him." I'm telling you that right now.
Right then and there
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There are certain things where I might not be able to hold back my own view. It would depend how controversial the topic was and how strongly I felt about it.
But in general-- I would see jumping into an argument against my own friend with a third party as disloyalty and embarrassing my friend in front of someone else. I would do it privately.