Well folks, I just got into a little bit of dispute. A friend got a little too insistent on having things his way, and I said no for once. We had a dispute, and I want to know if what I did would give me a stronger position, given that he has more social influence than me.
You see, when we were having this dispute, he threw my food that I was cooking on himself and all over the kitchen, burning himself in the process. Of course, no one else was there at the time. At the time, I thought he just wanted more of my attention. Then when everybody came around, he accused me of having burnt him. Then he stalked off, muttering something about getting me kicked out of the dormitory.
You must understand, this particular guy has managed to build up quite a few social circles, and so he has quite a bit of social influence. Knowing this, I had to make sure my argument was more convincing than his. I took precautions (i.e. photos of the scene), and I thought that cleaning up the mess he made in the kitchen would be overall more beneficial to my argument than his. He came back with a towel, whilst I was cleaning up with a friend who was sympathetic to my cause, he said he was going to clean up, but then he ranted on some more about how I could've hurt him so, and left without cleaning (when I asked him wasn't he gonna help clean up like he said, he said "are you kidding me? I should break your bones")
So I finished cleaning up with my friend, and then we parted ways and said goodnight.
Here's his position:
1. I threw the food and pan at him, burning him in the process
2. He will thus call the police or something claiming bodily hurt, or complain to the woman who manages our dorm.
What positions can I, or should I take? Was it really a good idea to have cleaned up the kitchen afterwards by myself? I have a few counterarguments lined up, which hinge on people knowing our respective personalities, and a cost/benefit analysis to him hurting himself. But I want to know if there's anything else I can do.
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