I was at a supermarket today and having trouble finding what I was looking for. I happened to detour in the same direction as a stranger who started to accuse me of stalking him. I defended myself in a non confrontational way but he started swearing, calling me names and making racist remarks. Normally I just ignore these people but in this case I decided to defend myself. Dh reckons I should have just ignored him but I am finding these days the desire to stand up for myself. If it had been a potentially dangerous situation eg if person looked like they were drunk or on drugs and just wanting a fight then I would definitely ignore and walk away.
Anyway, have you been in a similar situation and do you ignore or respond?