Fuck that old guy he ran up to a Black man and told him to sit down and shut up and not necessarily because he was speaking loudly. I think the issue was he was speaking English to a Korean girl and that old fuck wanted to put him in his place. He was trying to assert dominance over someone he saw as inferior and instead of meekly genuflecting my man scared some years off of his life.
I came to this conclusion after reviewing my time in Korea and the many times I had to forcefully push back against the tidal wave of Korean bullshit.The Koreans I met didn't respond to anything other than unmitigated rage. I tried to negotiate,compromise,patience and the only thing that seemed to work was the very real threat of getting a Timberland in the ass. There was the time people in my office referred to me as the "nigger". Or the time the school owner kept shining me on about when she would give me my reimbursement. The time I almost had to beat the fuck out of my boss's gay husband after they called the police on me because I was screaming at her in her office. Or my week back from Thailand. Or the bus incident . If some old fuck would have rolled up on me telling me to shut up after one of those days I would have unloaded on him too. That's not to say I condone laying hands on an old man in any way but the threat of laying heavy hands isn't beyond the pale.