Ah yes, the "geniuses" who believe that as long as they themselves don't get physical; the person they're riling up, insulting, and humiliating, won't get physical either.... and they maintain that belief even after they get punched, stabbed, or shot! The look of pure shock & Surprise on their faces is priceless!Ugh. Unfortunately I can confirm this statement. I have a co-worker who is exactly like this. He thinks it's funny to **** off other coworkers and rile people up. It is like a game or a hobby to him.
I always think to myself "how many more workplace massacres have to happen in this country before people like him wake up and realize this is a bad idea?!"
Of course, if those people had enough intelligence and awareness to actually make that connection, they wouldn't behave that way in the first place!
These are the ones who never figured out that Social conventions are literally nothing but hot air. Horribly insult someone. What's preventing them from physically lashing out at you? Literally nothing but the air between the two of you. The police? Oh, they're at least a couple of minutes away. Lots of life-altering damage could be physically inflicted before they arrive. Getting arrested, going to jail? Some folks don't care! That's where their buddies are. Would be nice seeing them again for a couple of years. That's where they can get free medical/dental care. (Genuinely free. At tax-payers expense.)
Nothing but hot air.