Comment: You don't see the difference?

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You don't see the difference?

He apologized and asked if he could join it. If he kept standing there and listening, that would be different. It's the difference between someone bumping into you on the street and apologizing, as opposed to someone that keeps bumping into you repeatedly. Though both are technically battery, the first is a socially acceptable accident that would not be prosecuted.

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