Now that I have time and experience to look over, I can comment on things more clearly and I hope that you take this to heart and not cosider it “My Opinion!”
I have dealt with many Bullies in my life and they all have had one thing in common. They are cowards!
When I was thirteen years old we all would hang out at The Dairy Queen, on Kilburn Ave, in Rockford, IL. There was a boy there that was a quarter larger than the rest of us and he used his size to great advantage. He would bully all of us. One day I bought a twenty-five cent cone (My entire allowance) and was about to enjoy it when this boy came over, took it from me and began to eat it. I had had enough! I used the palm of my right hand and shaved the entire cone into his face and took off! He chased m, but I was faster and left him in my dust!
That boy never bothered me again! He was afraid of me and knew that I was willing to defend myself. Again, a coward!
Over and over I have stood up to Bullies and without fail, they have cowered! However, if you come up against a group of Bullies you will have to fight!
My first real job, in life was as a carhop at Steak and Shake Drive in in Loves Park, IL.
Not all of our customers were nice. Every weekend a car full of boys, in a 1956 Chevy, would pull in and park out at the end of the parking lot. They would taunt me with remarks like, “You’re a Queer, you’re so skinny, and you look like a girl.” One night they pulled a trick on me. The driver hadn’t backed his car all the way into his spot. When I ran up to the driver’s side door to take the order, he put his car in gear and backed up to place his left front tire squarely on top of my left foot. All the boys laughed and jeered.
On another night I had, had enough! When these boys started to call me a ‘Queer,’ I said, “Hey, I don’t know where you boys come from but I have never seen any of you with a girl. I think you boys are Queer!” With that, they piled out of their car and started beating me and kicking me. I was down on the ground stabbing them in their legs with my lead pencil. These boys were beating me for a long time when I heard the most wonderful sound. The sound was Hughey Myers dragging a logging chain across the black top. Hughey began twirling his logging chain over his head and said, “You boys better let my man up!” When those punks saw Hughey and that logging chain they jumped in their car and burned rubber away. I never saw them again.
Hughey helped me up and put his arm around me and said, “You got your ass kicked man, but you got your licks in, I’m proud of you!” For the first time in my life, someone had called me a man. I loved Hughey Myers!
Right now I am dealing with a Bully named Stephen Shaeffer and he is another big and cowardly man. I have never met him, but he has decided that I will be easy pickings. Well I’m afraid Stephen Shaeffer has another thing coming. I hired a detective and found out where he lives, his address, his wife’s name, where she works and his mother name and phone number. Stephen Shaeffer is already running for the hills after I called his wife and his home this morning! Another coward!
So remember. If you are Bullied by someone, stand up to them and they will always get rubber legged!
I am Kip Addotta