C'mon kids! Get friggin tough. I was called all sorts of names as a kid. I got my butt beat from time to time. There was even a rumor that I actually
rubbed another guys penis one time. Not true. But it didn't matter. This guy was older and he said it so people believed him. I let it pass. Most of
the time. I did beat a guys butt for saying it once and then it did pass. lol. I certainly wasn't going to kill myself. As a freshman in high school
the bigger kids picked on me. Finally I found out humor works or even standing up to the bullies worked. Yeah, not always, but standing up to bullies
does gain you some respect. You're on your own when you're at school. Get used to it. It's called life.
I think the worst of my problems was that I was redheaded.lol. Yeah. it was a problem. I actually got beat down by three guys because I had red hair.
I fought back, poorly. heh. But I did try. I did manage to get retaliation on two of the guys, and we actually became good friends. And I was their
conscience whenever they decided to harrass someone because of the way they looked. The third guy just avoided me. Until high school senior year and
we both showed up at the photographers at the same time for our senior pictures. What a sniveling punk he was. He used to be bigger than me, had once
had a tough reputation, but now he apolgized to me and was sorry, boo hoo hoo. No. I didn't kick his butt, even though he deserved it. I just
looked at him and said nothing. He left my sight still not knowing if I accepted his apology. This satisfied me more than beating him down. He'll
never know. hahah.
Hey, I just wanted to add. We don't say, oh thats gay in our hosue. not until our gay daughter arrives.lol. And then it's true. Actually, she uses
it more than we use it. And says it to her partner quite a lot. Hey, that's just us, though. It doesn't hurt when it's all in fun eh? Or is it!
[edit on 16-4-2009 by kyred]