In gradeschool I was bullied without mercy. I then subscribed to Charles Atlas' bodybuilding journal and increased my biceps to 18 inches over the summer.
The first day of second grade the bullies came up to me demanding my lunch money. I hit the first one so hard my fist literally contacted the back of his skull. Before the others had a chance to react I karate chopped each of them (there were three; I also read a book on karate) in the throat. All of this was before the first bully hit the ground.
Because of my manliness there is now a holiday named after me in my home town.
Yes, parents. You, too, can train your child to be a lethal weapon.
Yeah, as always, someone has to step up with "If parents would teach their kids to defend themselves, there wouldn't be bullies!"
Bullies always choose victims who cannot defend themselves. And when they find a suitable victim, they often recruit others to bully the victim. For the victim, the situation can be pure hell, and the psychological damage may be permanent.
I was always the smallest girl in the class, smarter than anyone else, and shy. In other words, I was a bully magnet. So I feel pretty strongly about this issue.
It's up to the adults in the situation to stop the bullying and adopt a zero tolerance policy. Bullies who can't be controlled should be expelled, or transferred to a school for problem children.
“You, too, can train your child to be a lethal weapon.”
I hadda laugh...
We moved to a new state and a new school when I was about seven. I was a teeny-tiny skinny little thing and the bullies thought I was ripe for the plucking.
Some teeny-tiny skinny little seven year old girls have been taking dance lessons since they were three. They can kick like mules. Put a dress-code required saddle shoe on the end of that little foot and the bullies won’t come back for more.
Very cute! Great sarcasm. Sitting here laughing!