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97. Not so much bullied as endless teased
I was (still am, actually) the stereotypical geek - always the smallest kid in class, socially and physically awkward and made straight A's. I wasn't really bullied so much as always teased.

There was one guy in 7th grade, however, who loved to punch, shove, trip or put me in a headlock every time we crossed paths. One day he shoved me from behind and I finally snapped. I dropped by books, turned around, ran towards him at full steam, tackled him against the wall and proceeded to bang his head into a metal locker door a couple of times. When I realized what I was doing, I calmly stood up, picked up my books and walked away. He never bothered me at all after that.

The only other time that included violence was when I was standing in line in home-ec class for something. I can't remember what the class was doing that day or why we were in line, but I remember the next part clearly to this day. I was standing in line, not talking to or bothering anybody. The guy in front of me, a football player, turned around and punched me in the face. My jaw was numb for a few minutes, but I was so confused about why he did it and what I should do about it that I didn't even flinch. I just stood there staring at him. I don't know if I freaked him out or just amused him, but we just stared at each other for a few seconds before he turned around and left me alone.

I guess I was lucky that I was in mostly honors classes. Most of my classmates were fellow geeks and, while I wasn't really accepted by the geeks either, they at least didn't pick on me.
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  -What is your worst bullying story? jcrew2001  Apr-19-07 04:39 PM   #0 
  - I had serious speech impedements as a child.  Bornaginhooligan   Apr-19-07 04:40 PM   #1 
  - Good thing you didn't have writing impediments. :)  BlooInBloo   Apr-19-07 04:50 PM   #6 
  - Studies have shown that revenge is far more  jcrew2001   Apr-19-07 04:53 PM   #9 
  - Studies show that demon posessions lead to premarital childbirth  Bornaginhooligan   Apr-19-07 04:54 PM   #11 
     - violent movies didn't cause this but it was certainly  jcrew2001   Apr-19-07 05:00 PM   #13 
  - I had a speech impedement  H2O Man   Apr-19-07 05:00 PM   #14 
  - Did you ever ask your brother what he "communicated" to the teacher?  cat_girl25   Apr-19-07 05:13 PM   #31 
     - Yes.  H2O Man   Apr-19-07 06:05 PM   #58 
  - I'm a stutterer and had to endure a lot of cruel shit throughout my school years.  maveric   Apr-19-07 05:56 PM   #56 
     - When my grandson was three years old, he came down with a childhood disease  tinfoilinfor2005   Apr-19-07 07:20 PM   #88 
     - My little brother is a stutterer.  Breeze54   Apr-20-07 01:15 AM   #119 
     - My father stutters, and I was also speech impaired  Lorien   Apr-20-07 04:12 PM   #158 
  - I'm half-generation American  NYCALIZ   Apr-19-07 04:43 PM   #2 
  - Pretty much my entire 7th grade year  Rocknrule   Apr-19-07 04:45 PM   #3 
  - Its called revenge and access to guns  jcrew2001   Apr-19-07 04:49 PM   #4 
  - Lots of people no longer value life.  MLFerrell   Apr-19-07 08:49 PM   #98 
  - I owned a gun at the age of eight years old.  Wcross   Apr-20-07 12:02 PM   #139 
     - but older kids can get guns, ammo  jcrew2001   Apr-20-07 04:29 PM   #159 
  - yeah, me too  shanti   Apr-19-07 05:02 PM   #16 
  - It only made it worse  Rocknrule   Apr-19-07 05:03 PM   #18 
  - Self delete  KansDem   Apr-19-07 05:46 PM   #53 
  - The onset of puberty  PegDAC   Apr-19-07 09:27 PM   #101 
  - Mr. Phillip Tarzia, at the now-defunct High Croft School in Williamstown, Massachusetts...  IanDB1   Apr-19-07 04:49 PM   #5 
  - that is one immigrant I am glad was deported  dsc   Apr-19-07 05:03 PM   #19 
  - Well, we unfortunately lost a good guy we actually liked who had been traveling with him.  IanDB1   Apr-19-07 05:06 PM   #25 
     - One would have to wonder  dsc   Apr-19-07 05:08 PM   #28 
  - Wow, what a sick fuck  wicket   Apr-20-07 11:08 AM   #131 
  - Oh, let's see...  jtg33   Apr-19-07 04:51 PM   #7 
  - The only bullying I got was in early elementary years.  cat_girl25   Apr-19-07 04:52 PM   #8 
  - There was a really tall girl I used to call "Tree." God, I wanted her so bad. n/t  IanDB1   Apr-19-07 04:53 PM   #10 
     - You wanted to climb that tree, eh?  cat_girl25   Apr-19-07 04:57 PM   #12 
     - I wanted to climb that tree like a drunken monkey.  IanDB1   Apr-19-07 05:01 PM   #15 
        - LOL!  cat_girl25   Apr-19-07 05:06 PM   #24 
     - Reminds me of the Steve Miller Song "The Joker"  wicket   Apr-20-07 11:11 AM   #132 
  - Middle school was Hell for me  dsc   Apr-19-07 05:02 PM   #17 
  - How awful!  cat_girl25   Apr-19-07 05:07 PM   #26 
  - thanks  dsc   Apr-19-07 05:10 PM   # 
     - I am so sorry  Gelliebeans   Apr-19-07 06:30 PM   #63 
     - thanks  dsc   Apr-19-07 06:55 PM   #75 
     - my first knowingly gay friend was a boy who started school w/me in 8th grade  orleans   Apr-20-07 01:10 AM   #118 
        - that was cool of you to be his friend  dsc   Apr-20-07 06:38 PM   #172 
  - Jesus. If that happened to me, I would be tempted to go Columbine on all of them.  meldroc   Apr-19-07 05:21 PM   #36 
  - It is hard to explain how totally mad I was  dsc   Apr-19-07 05:23 PM   #39 
  - I probably sound horrible saying this  Rocknrule   Apr-19-07 06:34 PM   #64 
  - Napoleon Dynamite  marions ghost   Apr-19-07 05:21 PM   #37 
  - Never saw the film  dsc   Apr-19-07 05:24 PM   #41 
     - Good film  marions ghost   Apr-19-07 05:29 PM   #43 
        - The trailer looks cute  dsc   Apr-19-07 05:36 PM   #47 
  - That's horrible!  Breeze54   Apr-19-07 07:03 PM   #79 
     - Only one teacher and he was a coach  dsc   Apr-19-07 07:05 PM   #81 
  - I got hell in junior high school.  meldroc   Apr-19-07 05:04 PM   #20 
  - I can so relate  dsc   Apr-19-07 05:05 PM   #23 
  - What's yours?  gatorboy   Apr-19-07 05:05 PM   #21 
  - its wasn't that bad  jcrew2001   Apr-20-07 04:34 PM   #161 
  - I was bullied throughout my school years  magellan   Apr-19-07 05:05 PM   #22 
  - Ah, another Middle School experience for me.  Kelly Rupert   Apr-19-07 05:07 PM   #27 
  - After being bullied, learning to make the right kinds of prank calls was a great equalizer  IanDB1   Apr-19-07 05:12 PM   #30 
  - Swift kick to the nuts works.  meldroc   Apr-19-07 05:36 PM   #46 
  - I was bullied from 9th-12th grade  RC Quake   Apr-19-07 05:10 PM   #29 
  - Pretty much all through school  TlalocW   Apr-19-07 05:13 PM   #32 
  - I left school due in part to bullying.  Akoto   Apr-19-07 05:18 PM   # 
  - I had problems with abusive teachers too  marions ghost   Apr-19-07 05:45 PM   #52 
     - An elementary school teacher where I went school.  EnviroBat   Apr-20-07 02:23 PM   #149 
  - Mine was not so much bullying, but cruelty to another person..several  likesmountains 52   Apr-19-07 05:18 PM   #33 
  - At least you grew up over the years...  MLFerrell   Apr-19-07 10:21 PM   #106 
     - Thanks, the memory of that day still stops me in my tracks...and I am a better  likesmountains 52   Apr-20-07 08:09 PM   #182 
  - Seventh grade was the worst,  Raksha   Apr-19-07 05:19 PM   #34 
  - My brother had Asperger and I wore a back brace  mycritters2   Apr-19-07 05:20 PM   #35 
  - yeah that would be the daily double to say the least.  dsc   Apr-19-07 05:25 PM   #42 
  - In early grade school  Annces   Apr-19-07 05:22 PM   #38 
  - Nothing physical  treestar   Apr-19-07 05:24 PM   #40 
  - a lot of times, actually. Then I had growth spurts and they left me alone  ends_dont_justify   Apr-19-07 05:32 PM   #44 
  - I can think of quite a few...  InvisibleTouch   Apr-19-07 05:34 PM   #45 
  - That is like the scene from Dawson's Creek  dsc   Apr-19-07 05:39 PM   #49 
     - Well, I sometimes still kick myself...  InvisibleTouch   Apr-19-07 10:37 PM   #109 
  - Pretty much constantly hassled in middle school years  slackmaster   Apr-19-07 05:39 PM   #48 
  - Mine began with my father  blues90   Apr-19-07 05:41 PM   #50 
  - Not the Bullying  Madspirit   Apr-19-07 05:43 PM   #51 
  - I was bullied some in school  junofeb   Apr-19-07 05:51 PM   #54 
  - There Were Three Assholes in 10th Grade English  Crisco   Apr-19-07 05:55 PM   #55 
  - Gum in the hair totally sucks  dsc   Apr-19-07 05:57 PM   #57 
     - Gum Doesn't Mess Up Hair  Crisco   Apr-20-07 08:10 AM   #123 
  - I wasn't bulled that much...mostly due to my weird situation.  Evoman   Apr-19-07 06:10 PM   #59 
  - Yeah, I was bullied in school, but for the most part  zalinda   Apr-19-07 06:14 PM   #60 
  - I feel so bad for your kid  dsc   Apr-19-07 06:19 PM   #61 
  - Add to that  zalinda   Apr-19-07 06:40 PM   #68 
  - I couldn't go to college after high school either  bamademo   Apr-19-07 06:51 PM   #73 
  - as a 12 yr old i broke my neck and was in a neck brace those days  flyarm   Apr-19-07 06:29 PM   #62 
  - Absolutely beautiful post Flyarm  Avalon Sparks   Apr-19-07 06:53 PM   #74 
  - I second that  dsc   Apr-19-07 06:56 PM   #77 
  - flyarm, thank you for that.  July   Apr-19-07 07:31 PM   #91 
  - I was very popular in High School and was chided for being friendly with the "picked on"  Digit   Apr-19-07 06:35 PM   #65 
  - Something else I remembered  Rocknrule   Apr-19-07 06:39 PM   #66 
  - I was considered gay, and I got good grades, was ugly, wore my dad's hand me downs  Lerkfish   Apr-19-07 06:40 PM   #67 
  - In junior high there was a girl who belonged to a tough crowd. She would pick on me  OmmmSweetOmmm   Apr-19-07 06:43 PM   #69 
  - Oh, there are so many...  GaYellowDawg   Apr-19-07 06:47 PM   #70 
  - Christ  dsc   Apr-19-07 06:49 PM   #72 
  - That's really frightening.  Gregorian   Apr-19-07 07:08 PM   #84 
  - I went to an all white junior high  Geek_Girl   Apr-19-07 06:48 PM   #71 
  - As the smallest kid in all of my schools.  Gregorian   Apr-19-07 06:56 PM   #76 
  - When the 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th grade nuns  Breeze54   Apr-19-07 07:00 PM   #78 
  - My Worst Bullying Story  Madspirit   Apr-19-07 07:05 PM   #80 
  - some people don't deserve to be parents  dsc   Apr-19-07 07:06 PM   #83 
  - Where's your avatar? n/t  Madspirit   Apr-19-07 09:41 PM   #102 
     - they get turned off when traffic is high  dsc   Apr-19-07 09:50 PM   #104 
  - I'm so so so sorry  renate   Apr-20-07 11:05 AM   #130 
  - I had a couple of boys pick on me in third grade.  bklyncowgirl   Apr-19-07 07:05 PM   #82 
  - Here is but a single incident out of many.  Left Is Write   Apr-19-07 07:08 PM   #85 
  - You are a hell of a writer  dsc   Apr-19-07 07:10 PM   #87 
     - Thank you.  Left Is Write   Apr-19-07 07:59 PM   #96 
  - Well, I was putting this kid in a garbage can....  SayWhatYo   Apr-19-07 07:09 PM   #86 
  - Age 9, Detroit, MI...kind of long....  annarbor   Apr-19-07 07:21 PM   #89 
  - Once someone told me I deserved to die for being Jewish  rockymountaindem   Apr-19-07 07:29 PM   #90 
  - I wasn't bullied so much as ignored  alarimer   Apr-19-07 07:32 PM   #92 
  - Awe....  Breeze54   Apr-19-07 07:41 PM   #94 
  - oh honey....  renate   Apr-20-07 11:33 AM   #136 
     - I no longer remember any of the details  alarimer   Apr-20-07 07:18 PM   #179 
  - What a great thread, jcrew!  vickitulsa   Apr-19-07 07:38 PM   #93 
  - Usual dumbass childhood stuff....  Catchawave   Apr-19-07 07:51 PM   #95 
  - Not so much bullied as endless teased  ChaoticSilly   Apr-19-07 08:15 PM   #97 
  - My husband moved her from the Philippines when he was a toddler. He definitely  grace0418   Apr-19-07 09:00 PM   #99 
  - Eighth grade was the worst.  PegDAC   Apr-19-07 09:24 PM   #100 
  - I have Asperger's syndrome, and a whole host of other "maladies"...  MLFerrell   Apr-19-07 09:48 PM   #103 
  - You said something SO profound...  GaYellowDawg   Apr-19-07 10:20 PM   #105 
  - "I'm glad you came out from under that."  MLFerrell   Apr-19-07 10:26 PM   #107 
     - I'll be honest  GaYellowDawg   Apr-19-07 10:37 PM   #110 
        - "I hope you continue to prosper and you are so happy that all your former bullies envy you."  MLFerrell   Apr-20-07 09:54 AM   #125 
        - I saw one of my worst tormentors at my 20th reunion  dsc   Apr-20-07 04:48 PM   #165 
  - I know the pain you suffered through  bleedingheart   Apr-20-07 04:40 PM   #162 
  - There's something I have to say in this thread's context...  GaYellowDawg   Apr-19-07 10:28 PM   #108 
  - thanks  dsc   Apr-20-07 05:00 PM   #167 
  - I witnessed a pretty bad episode of bullying when I was in 11th grade  Wednesdays   Apr-19-07 11:02 PM   #111 
  - I swear I never knew or heard of anyone  Katzenkavalier   Apr-19-07 11:08 PM   #112 
  - I must have been a late bloomer  IronLionZion   Apr-20-07 02:54 PM   #150 
  - if this thread has taught me anything  Magic Rat   Apr-19-07 11:09 PM   #113 
  - I picked on other kids until around freshman year  submerged99   Apr-20-07 12:12 AM   #114 
  - You need to pay back your debts  july302001   Apr-20-07 06:57 PM   #175 
  - An observation  meldroc   Apr-20-07 12:22 AM   #115 
  - This needs to be repeated,  raccoon   Apr-20-07 10:45 AM   #127 
  - Hear Hear! This Is Exactly What Infuriates Me  lligrd   Apr-20-07 03:47 PM   #154 
  - Freshman in college. six weeks after starting school.  Perragrande   Apr-20-07 12:27 AM   #116 
  - I didn't have it nearly as bad as some here  minkyboodle   Apr-20-07 01:03 AM   #117 
  - Ingrown toe nails are a bitch but when I got one in 8th and then 10th grades  dsc   Apr-20-07 06:51 PM   #174 
     - lol  minkyboodle   Apr-20-07 08:45 PM   #183 
        - I admit it was so worth it  dsc   Apr-20-07 08:56 PM   #184 
  - I had 20+ fellow students beat me and cut off my hair at a senior skip day party.  slampoet   Apr-20-07 01:47 AM   #120 
  - that is brutal  dsc   Apr-20-07 05:31 AM   #122 
  - Again, I don't think bullying CAUSED this tragedy.  XemaSab   Apr-20-07 01:49 AM   #121 
  - The worst bullies at my primary school were the nuns  MathGuy   Apr-20-07 09:08 AM   #124 
  - I saw one horrible display and it was led by a teacher.  lazyriver   Apr-20-07 10:23 AM   #126 
  - Good on you!  MLFerrell   Apr-20-07 10:47 AM   #128 
  - I've thought about trying to look up Andre but am  lazyriver   Apr-20-07 10:57 AM   #129 
  - Sounds like Coach Bradley Buzzcut from Beavis & Butthead  meldroc   Apr-20-07 11:11 AM   #133 
  - He was a little older than Buzzcut but just as mean.  lazyriver   Apr-20-07 12:16 PM   #141 
  - Chilling story  flying_monkeys   Apr-20-07 11:22 AM   #134 
  - I don't remember how to spell his last name or  lazyriver   Apr-20-07 12:21 PM   #143 
  - is Mutually Assured Dodgeball an NJ thing?  foo_bar   Apr-20-07 09:20 PM   #186 
  - My worst story?  kgfnally   Apr-20-07 11:23 AM   #135 
  - I am so sorry they did that to you.  flying_monkeys   Apr-20-07 11:33 AM   #137 
  - don't regret spending that time...  renate   Apr-20-07 11:59 AM   #138 
  - my story---posted on the other..but...  BattenS   Apr-20-07 12:36 PM   #145 
     - those emotionally crippled people tried to cripple you  renate   Apr-20-07 01:38 PM   #146 
        - yeah...  BattenS   Apr-20-07 01:45 PM   #147 
           - i am so sorry all this happened to you.  orleans   Apr-21-07 04:00 AM   #187 
  - I hope I don't come across as offensinve...  EnviroBat   Apr-20-07 12:26 PM   #144 
  - Every day for a period of time a kid named Chuck...  EnviroBat   Apr-20-07 12:08 PM   #140 
  - Alec Baldwin called me a thoughtless pig  Little Wing   Apr-20-07 12:17 PM   #142 
  - Depends what time of the day you ask me  nolabels   Apr-20-07 01:56 PM   #148 
  - A kid that was on a ski trip with me killed himself due to bullying  mdmc   Apr-20-07 02:55 PM   #151 
  - I was constantly bullied from Kindergarten to 10th grade  RadFemFL   Apr-20-07 03:11 PM   #152 
  - The largest resource regarding bullying:  nicknameless   Apr-20-07 03:43 PM   #153 
  - Slashdot has quite a few horror stories.  meldroc   Apr-20-07 03:55 PM   #155 
  - I was bullied, but I witnessed someone else being bullied much worse  noonwitch   Apr-20-07 04:01 PM   #156 
  - tough and gutsy kid I wish I had had his courage back when I was his age.  dsc   Apr-20-07 04:30 PM   #160 
  - Jr High was hell. I was jumped one day by a group of girls that had been tormenting me  nonconformist   Apr-20-07 04:04 PM   #157 
  - Shot At With Dartguns, Loaded Guns Put In My Face, Grenades In My Mouth, Military Knives Against My  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Apr-20-07 04:42 PM   #163 
  - damn I thought my brother was a bastard  dsc   Apr-20-07 04:54 PM   #166 
     - Me Too. Thanfully Though, No Sexual Abuse. But The Same Can't Be Said For My Sister,  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Apr-20-07 05:28 PM   #168 
        - I wouldn't go that far  dsc   Apr-20-07 05:29 PM   #169 
           - Nope.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Apr-20-07 05:38 PM   #170 
              - wow simply wow  dsc   Apr-20-07 06:08 PM   #171 
  - too many to count  Johnny Appleseed   Apr-20-07 04:43 PM   #164 
  - Creative ways of dealing with bullies.  happydreams   Apr-20-07 06:44 PM   #173 
  - my experiences  july302001   Apr-20-07 07:03 PM   #176 
  - Guy that sat behind me in 9th grade history abused me every day  dadsblacksheep   Apr-20-07 07:06 PM   #177 
  - Revenge is pointless.  HypnoToad   Apr-20-07 07:09 PM   #178 
  - I won't share my full story, or even the worst... its just a bit painful...  nolies32fouettes   Apr-20-07 07:46 PM   #180 
  - I am an Asian with a disability and a speech impediment  socialdemocrat1981   Apr-20-07 08:02 PM   #181 
  - I had bullies...but SOME became my friends.........what does that say?  KoKo01   Apr-20-07 08:58 PM   #185 

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