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The biggest bully in my life? Right now, I'd have to say that I'm not being bullied, which is a good thing. Have I been a bully in the past? Maybe. Have I been bullied? Sadly, yes.
Surprisingly, when I was growing up, I didn't really get bullied much, not until I reached high school. Even though I was pretty much a dork all through childhood and so on. Ahahaha. Fortunately when I was a kid, I was friends with my sister's friend's brother and sister. And they were pretty cool, so because I hung out with them, I didn't really get bullied or teased or anything like that. If I hadn't grown up with them, I can imagine that I would have totally been made fun of. ^_^;; But then even when I moved from my hometown, I didn't get teased, I think just because I was pretty smart in school. Even though I was pretty much a typical nerd, I didn't get bothered. And even in high school, I had a boyfriend, so I didn't get bugged too much, I think due to that.
The one major event where I got bullied in high school was when I had gone to my friends' house, and her parents were gone for the weekend, so of course, it was party time with drinking and such. If I recall, I was a Junior then. I didn't really want to go, but my friends insisted. Now, I wasn't into drinking. I mean, I was only 16 after all, but I was also pretty straight-edge, no drinking, no drugs, and all that. Well, my friends thought it would be fun to try and get me to drink, but I didn't want to. They kept pushing it on me and pushing it on me and I kept refusing. Finally, they ended up forcing me into and locking me into this part of the house in the basement, and said that they weren't going to let me out until I agreed to drink. That kind of made me pretty upset, and I'm sure that I was either crying or on the verge of it. Fortunately, this section of the basement had a phone on the wall. So, I promptly picked up the phone and called my boyfriend and explained what had been going on. He came out to get me like the good boyfriend he was (did I mention that he's now my husband? ;D) and they pretty much had to let me free because he was there to pick me up. I'm sure he would have threatened the cops if it got to that point, what with the underage drinking going on. So yeah, he was my knight in shining armor. ^__^ Needless to say, after that fiasco, I stopped hanging out with those girls, and if I remember correctly, the girl whose house it was at, I'm pretty sure her parents found out about the party and got into trouble.
I've also gotten slightly bullied in my adult life, mostly when I worked at the hospital. When I started working there, there were a couple of girls who just decided for whatever reason that they didn't like me. And it sucked because I had to work with these people pretty much every single day. They would tell my boss that I was doing a crappy job at my job, even though other employees had nothing but good things to say about me, they would say that I was sticking my nose in other people's business, petty things like that. There was a few times I had been in my manager's office practically crying my eyes out because of what these bitches would say about me, it was awful. it still stuns me how cruel some people can be, but it was especially hard for me just because I've never not been liked. And I still don't understand what I did wrong. Was it because I was showing them up in their job despite being new? Was it because I had a husband who made good money and they were living paycheck to paycheck? I don't really know, nor will I ever know. Fortunately one of the girls ended up leaving to work at another job, and then I eventually left because my boss was starting to be a real pain in the ass, and I just needed to get out of there. It's a shame really, because I actually loved the work, but the atmosphere was just starting to get me down.
So yeah, hopefully I won't ever have to deal with stuff like that ever again. But, who knows.