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ChaoticSilly Donating Member (367 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 08:15 PM
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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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