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chicgeek
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From: Houston, TX, USA
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posted August 08, 2002 15:25     Click Here to See the Profile for chicgeek   Click Here to Email chicgeek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So, for all you who are out of h.s.:
How would you react if you discovered that one of you co-workers at a new job was one of the jerks who picked on you in h.s.?

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ZorroTheFox
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posted August 08, 2002 18:28     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
unfortunately I inherited both My parents family's thirst for vengeance. There are some things I just can't let go of and the people who made life hell for Me growing up had best keep their distance. I would torment that coworker to no end. Unless of course they somehow turned over a new leaf and were just too nice now. I have run into some people who ended up being real great people and I didn't have the heart to get them back. That doesn't exclude them from the occasional pratical joke I like to play now and then >;o) .......Z

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Bregalad
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posted August 08, 2002 18:56     Click Here to See the Profile for Bregalad   Click Here to Email Bregalad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The kind of person who picks on geeks in high school isn't going to wind up as my co-worker. If he does end up at the same company it'll probably be some position for which I have very little respect. If he's making lots of money by being slimy and insists on bugging me about it I'll just give him a disparaging look and say, "but you're in sales".

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Tyler Durden
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posted August 08, 2002 19:03     Click Here to See the Profile for Tyler Durden   Click Here to Email Tyler Durden     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by chicgeek:
So, for all you who are out of h.s.:
How would you react if you discovered that one of you co-workers at a new job was one of the jerks who picked on you in h.s.?

co-worker... elaborate... are you his/her superior/underling/equal? You need to take different courses of action for each position...

superior: make his/her life a living if you feel like it... might give you bad karma though

underling: hope that he/she doesn't remember you

equal: wait for the other person to make the first move and act accordingly

-- Jack's Course of Action

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chicgeek
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posted August 08, 2002 21:42     Click Here to See the Profile for chicgeek   Click Here to Email chicgeek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A few years ago, I got a job at a place where one of the managers was a guy who went to my high school and my junior high. (I remembered him from junior high, but not from high school.)

When I recognized him, I couldn't exactly remember why, but I felt apprehensive about him. He never said anything to me about it, but another manager, who I think liked me, told me the other guy told him he used to mess with me a lot in h.s.

He was actually with a group of jerks who gave me a hard time in P.E. class in junior high, but I didn't even know he existed in h.s. (I guess by then, he was a much less significant part of my life, and the social scene at our huge school as well.)

I never said anything to him about it, but after a vacation, I didn't come back.

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chicgeek
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posted August 08, 2002 21:46     Click Here to See the Profile for chicgeek   Click Here to Email chicgeek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What's funny is finding out where some of those jerks are today. One guy who gave me the hardest time in junior high (including sexual harrassment and stalking) and corrupted a lot of people I knew in high school ended up the proud manager of a pizza franchise. Others are already divorced, dropped out of college to become a stripper (seriously), etc.

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Erbo
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posted August 08, 2002 22:32     Click Here to See the Profile for Erbo   Click Here to Email Erbo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hmm, I must have hung around the more successful crowd.

One guy I knew in high school is now a manager for the local power company. Another guy runs his own sports clothing business. A third guy did playtesting for Wizards of the Coast (he got credits in the NetRunner CCG). Makes me feel a bit inadequate...all I've got is a Java programming job (or three), a virtual community, and the open-source project that runs it...

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ilovemydualg4
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posted August 09, 2002 04:19     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemydualg4   Click Here to Email ilovemydualg4     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
local power co.?

couldn't be con-ed ( the one that has(d) all the west coast problems?
or N-Star* (NE, is going down con-ed path)?

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GMx
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posted August 09, 2002 06:18     Click Here to See the Profile for GMx   Click Here to Email GMx     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I doubt anyone that picked on me would have a job, unless you count career criminal as one. It would all depend on how they acted. If they were light hearted about it and apologized, I might cut them some slack. Otherwise, look out! Evil schemes ahead!

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maxomai
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posted August 09, 2002 07:53     Click Here to See the Profile for maxomai   Click Here to Email maxomai     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is highly unlikely to happen since the people who picked on me are in Chicago while I'm in Portland. Mostly though, I'd ignore it. Seriously. The whole pick-on thing is so fucking Jr. High School.

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Jade Dragon
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posted August 09, 2002 10:54     Click Here to See the Profile for Jade Dragon   Click Here to Email Jade Dragon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When I was in high school in Nova Scotia, I was often picked on because I was an "outsider". Maritimers have a great reputation for being so very friendly to tourists and strangers during the summertime tourist season; but very few people realize how many of them can be very cold to people who actually move into their community from elsewhere. I got picked on an awful lot because I was different; being aboriginal and also being bilingual (English & French), and actually getting good grades, unlike most of them.

When I graduated I was not able to go directly to college, as my family was moving back to Quebec a few weeks after school finished. I felt really bad because so many of my classmates, including those who picked on me, were heading off to college and university...

A few years later, I headed back to the Maritimes, Halifax to be exact, and dropped in on my old high school boyfriend who was living and working in the city. He pointed out that I should feel really proud of myself (I was only about 20 years old and working as a Senior Administrative Office Manager in Montreal -- and that many of the people who had picked on me and that I had felt so envious of because they had gone on to post-secondary education had almost all dropped out of university or college, and that Wanda, the one that picked on me the most, had dropped out of university and was now working the slave shift at the local Burger King! I know it sounds horrible, but it really made me feel tons better! ;-)

In fact, only a few years later, I did finally get a chance to go to art school and get my degree in Illustration & Design, and I started my own company selling SciFi/Fantasy art prints from well-known artists (such as Michael Whelan, Larry Elmore, Clyde Caldwell, Keith Parkinson, Denis Beauvais, Rowena) to pay for some of my bills during school. I also went to McGill University and am only a few credits shy of my Bachelor of Education with a specialty inthe Teaching of the Arts. Nowadays, I am now the proud owner of a successful web design business with studios in both Montreal and Nova Scotia.

In some ways, I think the fact that I got picked on also gave me a determination to "show them" that I could be better than them in the long run -- that they couldn't get me down. I know I am a pretty determined individual anyway, but that sort of "picking-on" only made me more hard-headed than usual to prove myself, not only to them but to the world. In my case, it gave me even more incentive -- that was my best revenge!

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biogeek
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posted August 09, 2002 12:50     Click Here to See the Profile for biogeek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It seems as if most of the guys who picked on me in jr and highschool ended up in jail. The one who intentionally broke several of my toes is probably out of jail after serving his term for the gang rape of a thirteen year old girl. wonderful. i wish i had gotten him back before he progressed to bigger crimes.

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chicgeek
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posted August 09, 2002 22:19     Click Here to See the Profile for chicgeek   Click Here to Email chicgeek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by biogeek:
It seems as if most of the guys who picked on me in jr and highschool ended up in jail. The one who intentionally broke several of my toes is probably out of jail after serving his term for the gang rape of a thirteen year old girl. wonderful. i wish i had gotten him back before he progressed to bigger crimes.

Someone broke your toes?

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Steen
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posted August 09, 2002 22:34     Click Here to See the Profile for Steen   Click Here to Email Steen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It would never happen because I was never really picked on in high school. I'm sort of ashamed of it now, but towards the end of elementary school and the beginning of middle school, I was going through some bad things at home and was pretty psychotically violent towards anyone who bothered me. Word got around quickly and by the second year of middle school, everyone just sorta kept their distance and left me alone. That persisted until I graduated and went to college where nobody knew me (at least not as a psycho, anyway, I gained an entirely different and more popular image there).

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macadddikt18
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posted August 10, 2002 14:38     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would give them a 20 gauge ticket through reality's door.........
Nayt

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ilovemydualg4
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posted August 10, 2002 18:25     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemydualg4   Click Here to Email ilovemydualg4     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
how would one break ones toes?

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Chris Moss
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posted August 11, 2002 04:05     Click Here to See the Profile for Chris Moss   Click Here to Email Chris Moss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jade Dragon:
When I was in high school in Nova Scotia, I was often picked on because I was an "outsider". Maritimers have a great reputation for being so very friendly to tourists and strangers during the summertime tourist season; but very few people realize how many of them can be very cold to people who actually move into their community from elsewhere.


I moved to NS from the UK 17 years ago, and in the small community I live in there is definitely a label applied to people like me - 'CFA' - Come From Away. But having lived in rural areas in England and Wales, I think it was the same there, and it's not necessarily meant to be unfriendly; you simply cannot ever be one of them because you don't have the qualification of being born there. The only place I lived in where there was none of this was in London, and there nobody cared who or what you were. I admit I rather enjoyed the anonymity, the lack of feeling obliged to behave as others expected of me. No doubt this accounts for both the breakdown of the fabric of modern society, and my presence in a geek forum!

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biogeek
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posted August 21, 2002 14:27     Click Here to See the Profile for biogeek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He broke my toes by jumping and stomping on my feet. It hurt quite a bit.

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ilovemydualg4
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posted August 21, 2002 19:31     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemydualg4   Click Here to Email ilovemydualg4     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by biogeek:
He broke my toes by jumping and stomping on my feet. It hurt quite a bit.

it probably would hurt...

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