I'm going to go on a hypothetical here. Let's say, for example, you're a fan inside the Big House watching a football game between two teams - let's say, UM and ummm... Purdue. You're sitting in front of a group of guys who have become the poster-children for the (newly coined?) phrase, "Wal-Mart Wolverines" (I'm putting this nicely, my roommate has said they were "the biggest pieces of white trash I've ever seen"). Through the ENTIRE GAME, one or more of these people are purposefully tapping you on the shoulder or poking your hair or something else every 40-90 seconds. They're literally trying to get a rise out of you, for absolutely no reason other than to cause a scene (trolling offline, really?).
This happened to me today. Shortly after Roundtree's TD reception in the second quarter (during the extra point, if I recall correctly), I turned and told him to cut it out. This dude was ready to fight me; I wanted no part of it (I'm 5'9", 130lbs - I have no reason nor desire to fight anybody). I had done nothing at this point to warrant any of the reaction, short of asking him/them to stop touching me. But, he was willing to "wreck me" (his words, not mine). Apparently, my asking him to stop was me "mouthing off."
Now, I'm an exceptionally patient person. I can put up with a lot of horsecrap before hitting a breaking point. But today I wanted nothing more than a sharp metal blade attached to my elbow so I could thrust it deep under his patella, and twist (because it doesn't heal as fast if you twist).
How long is it okay to ignore this kind of thing? Do you say something about it? It's incredibly petty to get an usher over for it, obviously. Even people he was sitting with were telling him to knock it off (after the initial scene, I said nothing to him, short of catching him in the act multiple times during the game).
What the hell does one do in this situation, when one is just trying to enjoy a Saturday in the Big House, win or lose??