Go Back > Urban Legends > Glurge Gallery

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 25 February 2013, 07:48 PM
Hero_Mike's Avatar
Hero_Mike Hero_Mike is offline
Join Date: 06 April 2005
Location: Phoenix, AZ & Hamilton, ON
Posts: 7,267

There was one bullying situation in 8th grade that perhaps demonstrates the way that even the toughest of the boys can get into the manipulation bullying.

We had a project in English class which had to be done in pairs. I chose my friend Wayne as my partner. Our mutual friend Bob - took offense to this because he felt it was his "turn" to have me as a partner. Bob wasn't the brightest guy but figured that if I was his partner, he'd have me do all the work and take the good grade because, well, he still cared enough about school to not want to fail and repeat 8th grade. Bob didn't take it out on me - he took it out on Wayne. Being one of the popular jocks, Bob made sure that Wayne was ostracized by everyone else, including his long-time best friend. Bob even put a "price" on Wayne's head - whereby other boys could prove their value to the "elite" group of cool, popular jocks by beating up Wayne. But Bob never threatened Wayne directly - it was all "behind the scenes" and "by proxy".

Wayne had none of this - he was a small guy, but tough - and invoked the "bully trump card" and had his bigger "bodyguards" (who were in high school) stand up for him. Unlike me, Wayne had 3 older sisters, all of whom were successful and popular, and it was their friends who were Wayne's bodyguards. And since I was already the victim to the popular and cool group, it's not like I could offer any help or protection.
Reply With Quote
Old 11 March 2013, 12:30 AM
Inzl Kett
Posts: n/a

I don't find glurge like this very inspiring. To keep it out of my inbox, I have my mailbox filter filter out the word FWD- so it rejects forward. Most glurge come from forwarded email.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dear Boss, Omit Me snopes Inboxer Rebellion 15 02 June 2009 09:07 PM
Dear Mr. Obama snopes Politics 5 13 September 2008 12:24 AM
Snopes mentioned in Dear Prudence Darth Credence Snopes Spotting 2 08 November 2007 08:37 PM
Dear Miriam snopes Humor 12 15 July 2007 09:45 AM
Dear God, why didn't you save the school children? JoeBentley Glurge Gallery 103 16 May 2007 06:21 PM

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:21 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.