July 10th, 2016

how to shoot

colloquial Russian speaker needed

As usual, I dare not trust Google Translate for an accurately constructed sentence. I'm looking for someone comfortable in Russian to translate the following:

"Well what was I supposed to do?"

This is being asked in the rhetorical, defensive sense, after a small emergency has broken out and the listening character is not exactly happy with the actions the speaking character took. Neither character is actually Russian, but the speaker is using it so others in the room won't understand. If it matters, both characters are adult male, the speaker is of lower social class than the listener, but they've been together long enough and are close enough that in this mild state of emergency the rules of decorum can be ignored.