I was walking down the street and the usual legions of beggers were littering the thoroughfare. I usually walk towards the edge of the pavement to avoid them but it seems this is what I get for not adhering to my usual coarse. One ten metres away had just asked me for '10p' then the next one sitting down asks me and when I said no he says 'f*cking Pr*&k'. I certainly didn't hide my distain at him asking which was probably why he was so annoyed. They ask all the time every day it is so tedious and they only ever spend it on drugs. So I turn back and walk back up say 'you want to have a go do you?' He says 'you don't like helping ppl do you' I looked at his eyes and his pupils were pinpoint so clearly high. I said 'yes I have loads of money in my pockets to give away' or something. I feel I should not have tried to justify my actions in hindsight. Then he says 'f*ck you'. and there were children and families passing I felt like I lowered myself when as they passed I also found myself responding in kind. He then said 'I'll have you' I say 'you'll have me will you'? he said 'yeah round the corner' His mate was telling him to be quiet and said I should just walk away. I just walked off then. I felt I had not totally lost face as at least I went back up and had a little go back but it felt like a no win situation really. But I thought I could take him up on his offer or leave and so decided to leave. Am I a wimp for not fighting him?