25 thoughts on “Short Thoughts (34)

    1. I had been warned what to expect at senior school, so thought it best not to fight back from the start. My dad had told me about the protestors in India refusing to fight. But he said if the boy was my own age, then I should fight back. He confused me somewhat. 🙂
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  1. My father had taught me to punch, an unusual response in a little girl. When Jackie teased me about being a “kindergarten baby” at the bus stop I punched him in the stomach. He didn’t respond, undoubtedly having been taught not to hit girls.

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    1. I cannot be sure, but I think it is different if a girl hits a boy. If I had retaliated, it would have been seen as a ‘fight’, and not the bullying it was. By not doing so, I showed him up for picking on a younger and much smaller boy.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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            1. Hi Elizabeth, I have been writing constantly. but wasn’t able to read other blogs as often as I’d like because of a minor back injury. Also I was busy with my book. But I had to put it on the back burner for a couple of months because of the risk of hurting myself again.

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  2. Twice my size.
    And three years older.
    He pushed me over in the playground.
    Instead of fighting back, I smiled.
    He walked away, and came back with a shotgun.
    I said, “Go ahead, make my day. Punk!”
    “Blam all you want. You can’t fool me. I know that’s a toy gun!”
    He walked away, his face blushing red.

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  3. Ha, good for you,
    I turned into a fast talker, and even faster walker 🙂 Although I remember I had a degree of protection from a bully after split my head open with a catapult shot and never grassed him up.

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