ROLLINGERGRUND — Two members of a roadworks crew who were observed furiously shouting at each other were simply enjoying a light catch-up session about their lives and families, it has been revealed.
Around 10 a.m. on Tuesday, several passersby reported seeing what they believed was a “heated argument on the verge of a viscous physical fight, the type you see on the internet which usually requires you to confirm you are at least 18 years old before you can watch it,” according to one witness who chose not to give her name.
Gabriel Svoboda, 33, says he was waiting at a nearby bus stop when the incident occured.
“When they began shouting, they were standing across the street from each other,” he said. “Suddenly they were face-to-face, centimeters apart, yet their volume had increased exponentially.”
“I wrapped my scarf around my head to protect my sensitive ears and pulled the two men apart, but they looked at me like I was the violent one,” he said. “When I uncovered my ears, I understood they were actually discussing one man’s plans for his wife’s upcoming birthday, and that such a loud speaking volume is quite normal for men in their profession.”
This is already the 443rd incident this year of manual laborers’ friendly chit-chat being mistaken for aggression. In March, police were called to a construction site in Gasperich to break up what was reported to be a massive brawl, but it turned out the dozen or so yelling men were simply discussing which flowers have the prettiest bloom.