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There was a kid in my class who stood up every day and told everyone he had new shoes. This went on for weeks, and we all thought him nuts. Then, one day, he stood up and told us a long story about why his family were moving to another part of the country, and how excited he was. The next thing we heard was that he'd died in a plane crash.

Let's hear about the weird kid in your class...

(, Fri 19 Jan 2007, 10:18)
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I was a bully
I have ALWAYS regretted the way I treated this girl and wish I could have a chance to say sorry.

There wasn't even anything about her that was particularly different or Bully-Worthy, but for some reason me and 3 other girls had singled her out for persecution.

We had to wear these silly little pleated skirts and our preferred method of humiliation was to corner her at the bustop across the road from school and rip her skirt off.

The poor girl had to cross the road in her knickers, crying, with all the cars honking their horns at her, to the middle of the field to where we had abandoned her skirt.

Sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry. I wouldn't have done it if I wasn't such an insecure, power hungry megalomaniac, more concerned with being in the A crowd than other's feelings. If someone did that to my kid I'd rip their face off. Okay - maybe I still have issues...
(, Thu 25 Jan 2007, 15:26, Reply)
If b3ta were a schoolroom….
- Brady would be gibbering something that no one understood
- Rachelswipe would be romantically involved with the teacher
- Frankspencer would be watching them going at it, then descibing the lewd details to Che Grimsdale via the phone, the young Che being on a student exchange in France at the time.
(, Thu 25 Jan 2007, 15:25, Reply)
You are not weird, although you are now built like the proverbial out-house which does probably prevent issues. You do however, have the stretchiest skin I have ever seen -
When you are dead, I think I can recycle you as cat food can covers.
(, Thu 25 Jan 2007, 15:23, Reply)
Same here except that i think your sentence should read:

"sick fuck who urgently needs putting into intensive care"

(, Thu 25 Jan 2007, 14:10, Reply)
The issue isn't about bleating because someone elbowed someone else at a bus stop - the line is crossed when someone gets sadistic pleasure out of causing someone else distress.

You make the common error of labelling people who've been victims of bullying as weak - not so, they've often endured it without complaint for years.

When does a group of people physically absuing someone stop being "correcting someone" and start being another Jamie Bulger?

I therefore reserve the right to label anyone who thinks it's funny to physically assult someone on the flimsiest of pretexts as a "sick fuck who urgently needs intensive counselling/sterilization-before-they-breed".

And I stand by that opinion.
(, Thu 25 Jan 2007, 13:59, Reply)
One of many.....
Jim Walker, "The One Ball Wonder"

Nothing further to add...
(, Thu 25 Jan 2007, 13:57, Reply)
OK, I've got one. Russian...
And it doesn't involve bullying - I was bullied to some extent, for most of those involved it was just a 'phase' but there's one guy that I still wish dead.

Anyway, this was on a school trip to Prague. Now, I went to a rather international school, so you have kids from all over Europe on this trip, all aged around 16. My then-best friend and I (both German) had ended up sharing a room with this Russian guy, S, and another bloke (Dutch-French, or something). As it happened, we spent quite a lot of the copious free time our teacher gave us with S (or rather, S decided to spend it with us). There are several other interesting stories about S, but two of the best were on this trip.

First, we were walking along the streets of Prague towards the meeting point, and S was telling us about how he hates Germans for what they did to the Jews in the Holocaust... but we're an exception, because we're nice. Right - a little odd, we're feeling flattered to be the only Germans that he forgives for what happened 40 years before we were born, but here's the good bit: Only a few minutes later (I'm not sure how the change of subject happened) he's telling us about the Jewish world conspiracy, and how Jews secretly run everything and they're all sinister and evil. OK... *slowly backing away*

The other one was about his obsession, during that trip, to smoke pot. Fine - except he never did, just talked about it. Once, he went into one of those tourist rip-off shops that sell various weed paraphernalia, and apparently asked them where he could get some actual weed... and they pulled out a tourist map of the city and made a few crosses on it. Or the time when we were walking along, fairly briskly, when a shady figure sidles up to us and mumbles "want to buy some hashish?". We all say no, keep walking, and suddenly S exclaims "I can't believe I just said no!" He also nearly started a fight with someone selling dope by trying to take a photo of them, until one of the girls in the group dragged him away and defused the situation.

Not to mention the fact that S walked around Prague all week wearing a balaclava. Just to keep warm. Which isn't going to be a particularly clever idea anywhere, but for a Russian in the Czech Republic? Oddly enough, nothing really happened.

I don't think he got bullied. I suspect all the bullies were scared of him - he's the "scary" type of weird, not the "let's make fun of the weirdo wimp" type. I believe he works for a bank now and makes quite a lot of money.
(, Thu 25 Jan 2007, 13:51, Reply)
I am the ultimate weirdo!
Being a girl, a being quite partial to playing the drums, I used to wear trousers to school. This of course, led to ALL sorts of comments such as "Oooh, do you want to be man?" "You're such a man, your dick could wrap round the bus twice" and of course all the obligatory "Your a pure lesbian by the way" taunts as I walked to and from the music department.. The weird thing is, I didn't see this as bullying, I thought it was funny as hell. I used to laugh right back at them all, gave as good as I got (well, they must have been jealous of a cock that would wrap round a double decker bus???!!!) How I miss those school days, constantly having my sexuality questioned by randoms who didn't know me, but just decided the girl+trousers+drums = weirdo!

Length?! See above!
(, Thu 25 Jan 2007, 13:43, Reply)
back to weird kid in school
there was this kid who thought that school was about learning, passing tests, doing P.E. being a nice person who everyone liked, getting to be a prefect, wearing the skool uniform in a tidy manner, being nice to teachers who would be nice back and generally being a right arse,
So we had to correct him didn't we?
its about learning to survive in a cuthroat world where everybody is bleating that they are a special case and please, please don't hurt me.
every day i get on the train/bus/walk the Fing pavement, people shove me, take my space, ignore me-its not bullying you wuckfits its life and that was skool that taught you to survive the soul crushing blows to yer psyche....
get over it. move on-nothing to see.
(, Thu 25 Jan 2007, 13:40, Reply)
Weirdos? no, sir!
We didn't allow weirdos in my day. Any boy who wrote to his mother more than once a week or who couldn't take six of the best without wincing was bundled out under cover of darkness and fed to the school hens.

Course they don't let you do that now.


General Sir Antony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett
(, Thu 25 Jan 2007, 13:39, Reply)
Bank for food
I do go to to the bank for food.
I'm hungry.
(, Thu 25 Jan 2007, 13:27, Reply)
I knew this was going to happen
As soon as I read the first page, it seemed inevitable that this QOTW would result in a 'discussion' about bullying. Everyone, just take a deep breath and calm down.

Back to topic, my girlfriend's a teacher. She's told me a number of stories about the children in her primary school, but my favourite is "The Jailor".

His MO is to wait until some other kid walks into the toilet when he's having a dump, then leaping out, dragging them into the cubicle and holding them captive until he finishes shitting. "You're my prisoner now," he apparently growls at them, whilst looking them in the eyes and straining. I reckon he sounds like a bit of a class act.
(, Thu 25 Jan 2007, 13:27, Reply)
High five to the greyhound.
(, Thu 25 Jan 2007, 13:23, Reply)
Okay, one last one.
You don't think that 90% of schoolkids were bullied during some time in their school career? That's ridiculous. How many bullies were AT your school? Throughout my education I can remember there usually being one main ringleader with a few apes who used to back them up, and everyone else was scared of them.

Serious psychological scarring is for counsellors, not the question of the week board.

I'm now having proper arguments over the internet, I'm turning off the computer.
(, Thu 25 Jan 2007, 13:23, Reply)
For fucks sake..
I'm coming back when theres a new question. Which no doubt will turn into another load of nitpicking and bollocks halfway through cos everyones told their best tales and something crawls up someones arse, dies and forces them to whinge about issues which belong in therapy, not a bad taste website. I dont go to the bank for food, so why come to b3ta for serious comments?
(, Thu 25 Jan 2007, 13:22, Reply)
9 out of 10 kids were bullied? surely they'd outnumber the bullies? cant see that working, and it can cause some pretty serious psycological scarring, i'd say enough to turn a harmless wierdo into a homicidal wierdo
and if people still think its funny that they were idiots and bullies when they were kids, then they've not changed enough for it to qualify as a long time ago
cos yes we all did stupid things when we were young, i know i did, but i feel remorse for them
(, Thu 25 Jan 2007, 13:14, Reply)
Ah yes...
Taking a stand against bullies. I always find that works when we're all grown up and the bullies are mostly pathetic reprobates. I was not sticking up for them, I was just wondering why everyone suddenly has a jesus complex.

I got bullied the hell out of, but recently realised that most of the people I know did too. We were all miserable, but now we're all pretty much okay. And I don't really care anymore? I have much more important things to worry about now than the boys who called me a flatchested, ugly dog even though I clearly wasn't, and the girls that held me up against a tree with a fork to my throat for defending the geekier girls. I don't know where they are, but I don't wish them ill, cuz we all did stupid things when we were young.

*retires to spend a few more months lurking, as remembers people who haven't been on the site for years have worthless opinions*


(, Thu 25 Jan 2007, 13:11, Reply)
Bullies are weak...
....and anyone glorying in the "good old days" when they made someone's life hell is a poor and pathetic individual worthy of great pity. It's all well and good taking the piss, but when it goes too far and results in someone wishing they were dead it's no longer funny. And yes, it may have happened a long time ago but when the bullying is serious it can stay with a person for a very long time. So don't get the arse with people who are taking a stand against bullies cos clearly you know fuck all!

There ends the lesson for today. Now less stories of bullying and more FUNNY tales
(, Thu 25 Jan 2007, 13:02, Reply)
*rolls eyes*
Why on earth can't there be a question that involves unfortunates without martyrs coming out of the woodwork to defend them? School wasn't nice, 9 out of 10 people were bullied, we're all very angry about it still, but I fail to see the point in getting into a little hissyfit over it. You have destroyed my enjoyment of laughing at the anecdotes. If you don't like what some fellow/laydee did in their past, just ignore it. For chrissakes, if you jump to the image challenge, all manner of sick things are posted, things that in normal society would probably earn the poster some kind of police file, and don't suggest that we all have a normal sense of humour.

There were always weirdos. Maybe some of us weren't very nice to them, but to expect everyone to just get along between the ages of 4-18 is just ridiculous. Especially with all the actual weirdos that go on to stab their mothers, rape people, or cut up their mate with a samurai sword over a heroin deal that went wrong (as happened to a friend of mine who lives in Halifax).

So just laugh, it all happened a long time ago, and the only people defending the weirdness just don't seem to have come to terms with the fact that sometimes life isn't fair. Or maybe you should have tried to fit in more, *grins ironically*. Either way, it was a long time ago kiddies, karma doesn't come into it, just relax.

I want to laugh at more problem children who shit themselves now!?!?
(, Thu 25 Jan 2007, 12:59, Reply)
Since we've migrated to bullying.
I'm reminded of a kid I knew in school, he was in year 10 when I started year 8, he was your typical, angry, misunderstood teenagers who for whatever reason decided to spend his final 2 years of high school making my life hell. Life got easier when he left. He really messed my head up too. Years later I go to work at a company who handle the customer services for a certain water board in the south west of England. My first day, who do I see? Him. He's a supervisor there, he recognises me but says nothing initially, I prepare for hell, then he asks me...'Didn't you go to blah blah school?'
An already defeated me, sighs and replies 'Yes'
'You look very familiar' Says he.
'Yes, you tormented me and beat the hell out of me for 2 years at school' Says I.

Well, he didn't react in the way I'd expected. He was deeply embarassed and apologetic, we're now best of friends. 10 years between 15 and 25 can make all the difference.
Whilst I know that some people don't change, simply become older versions of their pinheaded 15 year old counterparts, it's not always so.
(, Thu 25 Jan 2007, 12:56, Reply)
Bin dun?
There was a right weirdo in my class at school, I’ll just call him Harry as I don’t want him to come after me. His main problem was a huge persecution complex and he was always being really rude to teachers. He was vain and pretended to hate swots, but he always did fairly well when it came to exam time and was oh-so modest about his sporting achievements too. I suppose losing both his parents when he was a baby must have had something to do with it, but he a bigoted pig and I hated him. He always went around with a ginner kid and the top swot of the school – a girl – and I’m sure they must have helped him with his course work because he never listened in class, always thinking he knew better.

Well, rant over…with a bit of luck he’ll die at the end of the last book.
(, Thu 25 Jan 2007, 12:28, Reply)
Evil penguin..
Well said.

Now gimme your dinner money you freak.
(, Thu 25 Jan 2007, 12:27, Reply)
So Jade Goody does reflect the UK then...
Many of you lot appear to be the sort of kids at school that made me wish my father had illegally stolen an AK47 when he was in Oman in the seventies (like some people he knew).

Sort of glad he didn't, as rather than being in prison now for mass murder, I'm writing a novel about a fictional kid whose father *did* bring back illegal weapons .

The first line is:

"Reader, I killed them…"

Contrary to the opinions of a few people on here I can confirm that many of the bullies from my schooldays really do remain stuck in their stupid, dull, vapid mindset (and now in many cases have the empty, pointless lives they deserve). The few of them that went on to be materially successful even manage to confuse that with having a decent life.

I know of people that were bullies at school but have changed since growing into adults (and regretted the hurt they caused). I'm a bit disappointed that very few people who gleefully admit to bullying on here seem to express any regret.

And yes, I wish I had spoken up sooner.
(, Thu 25 Jan 2007, 12:22, Reply)
"it's all karma"

Dear people who believe in karma,

What do you suppose Anne Frank did? Gosh, 16 years old, she must have done something really mean for the universe to decide she should have to hide in an attic for several years before being taken to an extermination camp where she presumably experienced a living nightmare before being killed. Perhaps she pushed another girl over at school 100,000 times. You vapid pack of addle-pated chucklewits.

Given that large numbers of you seem to describe yourselves as 'not religious but spiritual', I would have to say that 'I'm not honest, but you're credible'.
(, Thu 25 Jan 2007, 12:07, Reply)
Bullying ZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Why a few b3tards have associated a harmless post on weird kids with bullying is defensive to say the least.

And the constant harping on about the bullied being more successful now than the bullies is dull dull dull and smacks of reinforcement rather than an observation of any truth.

Recounting funny anecdotes (of which i failed) of weird kids isn't the same as asking for posters to tell us stories of weaklings. Isn't this a celebration of weirdness?

The weird kid in my last post displays outstanding bullying behaviour, so put that in your pouch and smoke it.
(, Thu 25 Jan 2007, 12:02, Reply)

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