From: Charlie Stross <email@example.com>
>Again: the idea of sticking a cream pie in someone's face is to
>make *them* look silly, or demonstrate that they've got no self-
>control by provoking an over-reaction.
It's a matter of cultural relativism. In this country such an act
would probably be viewed as an unprovoked assault, and whatever you
suffered as a result would be seen as your own fault.
Even an extreme over-reaction would probably be seen as perfectly
acceptable. It is the pie assaulter who would be seen as foolish.
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