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Well, I've also broken up dozens of fights when I was a bouncer/security, but those don't count and even in those I've never had anyone throw a punch at me.
It probably helps that I'm tall/big and not particularly aggressive.
I've had other parents tell me that their 6-7 year old kids have been in fights, but we've never had any incidents involving my kid. Mini-me said one of the third graders tries picking on him at lunch sometimes, but its never gotten physical and he can destroy pretty much any third grader so it hasn't really been a big concern.
One of the great lessons of my youth as the only white kid in a black neighborhood was "look crazy and they won't fuck with you."
I didnt mean to argue semantics. Everything is bullying now a days. Johny said Jimmy's shoes were ugly. Thats bullying. Timmy tells Tommy he needs a haircut, thats bullying. Just sayin...
Kid A is a debully-er. Kid B is either a bully or testing the bullying waters. Reminds me of a kid that used to bully/think he was hot shit in 6th grade. He would get in fights with kids after school and everyone knew him as the "bad kid"..one day during recess this kid (Kid B) started messing with my friend (Kid A) by teasing/instigating a fight. My buddy (Kid A) was so fed up and walked over to him and beat the shit out of him...bloody lip and black eye. We were out of sight so no one saw. Needless to say Kid B stopped bullying and Kid A was still just a 6th grader that tried to enjoy his recesses. Kid A doing the dirty work for Kid B's lack of parental discipline.
Yeah, the post's original context was that fart-prodigy redneck cracker kid's father posted that he was proud that his kid stood up for himself against a potential bully and that it was some kind of testament to martial arts helping his kid's self-esteem/standing up against bullies. His argument was basically that elementary school was like prison and if you show weakness then all the alpha kids will be on you and your life will be ruined. The forum isn't super extreme macho or anything, I was kind of surprised that 80% of the responses seemed to agree with him that his son was standing up against a bully. I'm inclined to agree that neither one of them is necessarily a bully, but as between the two fart prodigy's behavior seemed a lot more "bullying" to me than the bitchass that got pwned.
Kid B ought to check who is on the john before blurting out stupid things and then hanging around to get handled.
Yeah, it isn't really clear to me how Kid B knew it was Kid A that was on the john. But I cleaned up the grammar from the original post because Kid A's father also seems like a semi-literate redneck cracker.
This is also useful as a top moderator of these boards....
Yep. I wish Megan's Law would be abolished.
"It's just so hard," Greivis said. "It's my heart, my love. Maryland made me who I am."
eam's best buddy John Walsh got a law passed that said that juveniles adjudicated delinquent of sex related crimes have to register as sex offenders like adults.
Did the fart stink? Usually farts post deuce are pretty benign. If the fart wasn't ripe or raunchy then this was a victimless crime. Like punching someone in the dark.
Kid B was just making fun of him, maybe it was just one event in a long string of bully-like behavior in which case I guess the kid was not in the wrong for shoving him and farting on his face. But if it was an isolated event where kids are just making fun of kids and Kid A immediately turns it into a physical altercation, that's not right. Needs to work on his comedic chops. His ability to fart on command should have been enough to diffuse the situation and make a new friend in the process.
I like 34wassmooths advice. Don't start it and don't walk away from it.
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[hogie] That's basically what Edsall has been doing to us. [/hogie}
I'm torn here. On the one hand, I don't believe anyone would walk up to a bully, even if there was the physical barrier of a bathroom stall in the way, and make fun of them in elementary school. That gets Kid A off the hook for being a bully. At first glance, Kid B appears to be the bully, especially with the taunting and name-calling.
But what if Kid B was fed up with Kid A's shit because Kid A was the bully? And here he is, in the bathroom, but there's no chance for Kid A to retaliate -or so he thought. Wrong move. The sit-on-your-face-and-fart manuever? That seems pure bully.
Or is it some kid finally getting one over on the bully? Gah! I'm going with C, all of the above.
We've got heads on sticks
You've got ventriloquists
I became so focused on this, I forgot the question.
Who has powers like this other than super heroes? This kid should have his own comic book series.
Some on here will turn their nose up at this but I think its really the only policy.
Teachers, no matter what they try to say, can't help kids at all times. You have to defend yourself.
I don't think I ever took a dump at school. If I remember correctly, the stalls didn't even have doors.
That's how my high school was except for one glorious bathroom with a pair of toilets that had doors on the stalls. Glad they tore that POS building down.
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