Ok, So I went to a bachelor party on Friday. Lots of guys I've met before were there and some of them i've known on/off for years. Anyway, as the night went on everybody was getting more and more drunk. At one point I went to the keg to re-fill my beer. These 2 guys were standing there and one of them kept slapping my beer cup out of my hands as I was trying to fill it up. . He literally slapped it out of my hands like 4 times. Each time I kinda played along with it like it was funny even though I was getting fucking angry as fuck. Then finally the 5 time he did it I had a good amount of beer in my cup and I got a lot of the beer spilled on my shirt/pants. This time I was like "Josh, what the fuck!?" I said this and he started squaring away with me staring right in my eyes. I backed off and was like "dude what the fuck are you doing? Take it easy you spilled my fucking beer all over me." Then he was like "ok dude i'm sorry your cool". I've known this kid off/on for years. Later on some people were telling me they saw what happened and they were like "yeah you gotta watch out for him, he likes to pray on the weak". Fucking great! I don't like being told that i'm weak, like I imagine nobody does. Now my self image comes into questions and I start wondering if people generally perceive me as weak and "easy prey". I've had this happen to me countless times. I backed off usually cause the guys were bigger. I did however fight 3 of them and I won 2 and the 3rd was kind of a weak fight (he put me in a headlock and the fight ended). My question is basically how to handle these macho fuck heads. I don't wanna fight then 99% of the time since there is a chance you can get really hurt and all for fucking nothing. But when you back off you look like a pussy. Is there any way to avoid the fight while saving face? Furthermore, how do you gain other dudes' respect beforehand so they don't look to you when they feel like starting shit? It's like I know some other skinny dudes that go out and are never challenged because their friends respect them before hand or something. I'm just wondering how this is done. This would be useful info for anyone with self image issues. If someone can explain this to me I'd probably generally feel more confident and be armed with a little knowledge next time I go out.