Hassling is generally defined as giving someone a hard time. This activity is usually performed by police officers, parents and other people who want to control your actions, but anyone can give someone a hassle. The most effective method of hassling is done with a prop of some kind, such as a pistol or a pointy stick. Only professionals should attempt to hassle using only the target's fear of punishment to ensure success. It is generally agreed that being hassled is sufficient cause for retaliation, if one can get away with it.