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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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We all saw the initial Vid but I am happy to see the kid is doing better now...

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 08:29 PM
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I used to get bullied too when I was a kid. I was always told "be the bigger man walk away" by teachers. I used to come home crying. One day my mother watched a kid jump on me from the fireman pole smashing me on the ground. My mother bitched and nothing got done. She told me to fight back. The next day I told the kid to slide down the pole first. I jumped on him smashing him to the floor. He cried that day. From that point on I hit "THE SWITCH" and said pretty much in my head I'm not going to deal with people's bullshit anymore. I got real violent when someone would pick on me I'd send them home with a black eye constantly getting in trouble. My mother had my back the whole time saying how when my son gets hurt nobody gave two shits, now that it's another student it's a big deal. This was before they had all these "Bully Free Zone" and "Anti-Bully Classroom" days.

Fast forward to about mid 00's I had a part time job to help pay for a turbo kit for my car. One of the kids I went to highschool with got kicked off a milk crate while smoking a cigarette (23) I was (24) approx. The assistant manager was the guy that did it. I was pretty disgusted. I did not know what was to be my current day friend other than a face in school. I told the assistant manager you don't have any right to pick on someone especially on there break. I told him there is nothing wrong with sitting on a milk crate and smoking. The victim told me to leave it alone. He said don't mess with him because he picks on everyone. I became upset saying something like "that's bullshit!" I could have given a rats ass if I lost my job that day being that he was the assistant manager of the store. I only had this job for maybe 2 weeks so I was a brand new employee. The guy got cocky with me stating things like "I know how to fight" yeah well I do too, but I didn't say anything and kept that a secret. He put his hands up in some retarded boxing stance... I grabbed his hand in a wrist lock and spun around slamming him on the ground and rear naked choking him out. His elbow was bleeding pretty bad and his eyes were completely blood shot. I told him he could fucking fire me. He never did. He never picked on the victim again, who to this day is actually a really good buddy of mine. Well word spread in the store that I stood up for the victim. The assistant manager got transfered to another store. I don't know if the manager got wind of it, I'm sure he did and transfered him or if the assistant just left on his own. I hate bullying. Just because you can fight DOES NOT give you the right be an asshole. There is always a bigger fish in the sea. I felt good to be able to help someone. I'd do it all over again if need be. It's one thing to poke a joke in a loving sense at someone but to get physical is not acceptable.

Anyways before someone says it I will, COOL STORY BRO!


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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 09:23 PM
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One act of self-defense did what all those anti-bullying programs failed to do - actually stop a bully. Educational establishment, please take note before you hand out the same punishment to a victim as the aggressor.

On a side note, it would be interesting to see if Casey is now friends with the kid who attacked him, or if they will become friends in the future.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 09:34 PM
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Good for him. Nobody deserves to get bullied and because he stood up and actually fought back after he couldn't take anymore, the issue is no longer an issue.

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