Friday, July 09, 2004

Criminal Assault in Canada

Not I did not get assaulted. I did however tell a young woman at the ctrain station to put out her cigarette, cause I had gotten a good lung full of smoke and you can't smoke within three meters of a bus stop / LRT station in Calgary. Anyway I tapped her on the shoulder to get her attention, and some guy (in his late fifties) starts telling me that it was assault, cause he knows what he's talking about and you can't touch a stranger. I told him he didn't have a clue and I would love him to find a transit officer so he could be proved wrong.

But just to be sure I double checked with Google when I got home and found this:

Thus spitting at someone would constitute [assault], whereas tapping someone on the shoulder to get their attention would not.

I love Google, I love being right. Course I let this guy get way under my skin and should have been way more Christ like that I was. So I was right, and yet handled it wrong. Sigh.

- Peace


Anonymous said...

Hi Dave,
Thanks for keeping us all up to date and I'm glad you're continuing to recover. As far as the assault goes, don't "beat yourself up." ;-)

kris said...

at least you didn't him a, "no that wasn't assault, but this is!" *blam* That would have been way more unChristlike.