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What’s up with the Bruce Lee noises?

Why is it that people feel compelled to make Bruce Lee noises when they walk past your karate school? Then proceed to pound on your windows, or yell louder until they get your attention…

From 10 year old kids to 50 year adults…

From punk teenage gansters to fully grown men with tatoos…

Common sense would suggest that mouthing off to people who study and practice fighting everyday might not be in their best interest… yet they still do it.

I used to take offense, but then I’d end up on a road I didn’t want to go down. I’d ask them to take a hike and tensions would rise… to the brink of DEFCON 1 before the enemy decided to back down.

Other times I tried ignoring them, but they just seemed to keep at it…

Then one day I tried a new approach…

As two 40 something year old guys walked by making stupid faces with accompanying Bruce Lee noises, I responded with a well timed “whooo-yaaahhh” with one eye shut and both hands held up as if I was about to do some kind of double karate chop…

They laughed histerically, mimicked the actions I just made, made a couple more noises and gave me a wave goodbye.

Sometimes all it takes is a little humor to turn a situation on its ear.

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