I would advise you if you're getting aggressive on a night out; do not royally piss off, or take on a Police Officer.
As part of our training today a whole bunch got sprayed with CS Gas.
Okay, well not actually sprayed-in-the-face (like you're average kicking-off crim), but walking through a slightly diluted cloud of the stuff.
That, I tell you, is more than enough.
Think mentholyptus mixed with napalm, or lemsip mixed with uranium. It clears your nose, but boy does it fuck with your throat. And your eyes for that matter.
Tears stream from your face, your eyes clamp involuntarily shut. You cough, you splutter, you spit. All very attractive. Think about 30 of us all doing that, for minutes on end.
Why the hell do we have the option to do this as part of our training? Well, chances are if you have to spray someone as part of your service, some of it will come back on you.
At least now I have an idea what to expect.