Situations where the below rules can be applied
Cheated over money
Shamed. Insulted. Ditched
Yes. Tough time.
But it’s not over. Not fully.
You can get back things*. Just play smart** and get those hurt feet back on the dance floor( With caution, protection and practice).
**Minimal or no violence
Read on , for black comedy Soodhu Kavvum (2013)’s “5 rules of Ke(i)dnap(p)ing” inspired rules for,
“RECLAIMING LOST TERRITORY”
1) IT’S NOT OVER, YOU START OVER.
What is gone and done is done and gone. You don’t ponder over how this happened and why people did this to you. They will repeat the same thing this time with a more practised “Evil smile”- “YOU ASKED FOR IT… YOU DESERVED IT”. You can’t change their opinions by explanation. Hence, YOU DON’T. You do not just act and behave as a new person- you BECOME one.
2) STUDY THE GUY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, MORE
Learn the nuances of their likes and dislikes, how they behave with people. Do they have other enemies? Talk to them. Have they done this before. Is their dangerousness habitual or accidental (only to you?). The more habitual it is, the more you learn their M.O (Modus operandi) , fingerprint and trademark behaviour. They become predictable. (Human beings are REPTILIAN MINDED . They adapt, learn and act defensive. So careful there. You don’t get more than knee deep unless you are dying for revenge).
3) PLAN OUT, DECOY, THEN SURPRISE
It’s all in the “unpredictability”. Surprising people undermines their confidence/ over confidence. You wait. Bait. Hit. Surprise. Bingo! You give them something to think about. You make them believe you are as bad and stupid as they think. While they get drunk in their judgement, you strike. And you do it publicly so that your acts have witness and hence you are protected. Witnesses must be good people or who don’t take sides or must be neutral people so you will have someone to negotiate with them (If you are accused of something) .While they ponder over the first, you hit them again, again with all proof that you were right. Just make sure your circle and boundaries are tight enough. You don’t want them to see this coming.
4) DO NOT PROVOCATE IDIOTS
In the process of getting back what is yours just make sure you don’t turn unnecessary stones or pull into unwanted enmity with someone totally unrelated to your business. You will have double trouble else and even worse, the enemy may use him as his first line of defence against you or to see you more hurt.
5) FINISH WITH EPIC BGM
Finish with background music, figuratively or literally ( but realistic BGM recommended). The music does a decent finale. It also increases dopamine production in the brain when you get a limelight reward for your work. ( Don’t forget that rugged indifferent look)
Note: Watch your step.