Follow up question: would you rather... Have a stick thrown at you (maybe a little blood) or have some person say that they hate you and you are a waste of space; and actually mean it.
I'm eating breakfast.
Nope, but I'm also having some toast with JELLY on it.
U just pistachios
Sticks.... Not even a question about it. You can't choose to let the stick hurt you, but you have the option of rubbing words off your shoulder (trust me, I'm the doctor well that and it's happened to me before)
This is the best (and most tragic) thing I've heard all day.
Story of my life, minus the bringing a gun to school part.
I am extremely racist
you also suck balls at being a troll
If it's annoying you, he's doin' his job!
Hhahahahah that made my day
If they brought a gun to math and killed everyone that would be a MATHACRE get it mathacre...like massacre? Not funny okay... crickets chirp
okay no i didn't i just said it to make u feel better
hahah this made me laugh (:
I hate when that happens
The fourth comment on a POTD is unreasonable; it's not worth my joy.
Sad, but true in today's society. So many people commit suicide because people can't accept the fact that no one is perfect and picking on another doesn't make you any more-so.
STICKS AND STONES MAY BRAKE MY BONES, BUT MY KNIVES WILL ALWAYS KILL YOU.
Et tu, Salsa?
Brake? So they stop your bones?
wow, i didnt even notice i spelled that wrong.
"The answer's obvious: we switch the consonants. Change 'sword' to 'words' and lift continents."
This sounds good, but I never knew the meaning of it, please do tell.
It's a lyric from a Flobots song. I think it's saying that we should replace war and violence with communication and creativity and change the world. It's impossible, but yeah.
Oh okay, I've only heard, "Handlebars" by them. But yeah that's what I thought it meant, just wasn't sure.
isn't the second part supposed to be inspiring?
The words said to me break my bones. :(
Aww... MAN UP! Kidding ;D
Either that or drink a lot of milk, I hear it helps for stronger bones
Letting the words get to your head made you bring a gun to school. The words didn't control your brain and tell it to bring an AK to chemistry.
Dude, Brett, idk if you know the words I know, but they whisper things, you know? "Rocky...," they say to me in my darkest dreams, and they suggest...awful things, just awful. I don't know who I am anymore.
I'm eating chips.
Are you giving Lays a chance today?
NEVER. They're doritos.
Baked or regular?
Regular of course!
An average day at school for my service dog and I goes something like this;
Random mean kid: "Ha ha ha The Dog has a dog!!! Woof!!! Woof woof woof woof woof!!! Here girl!!!"
Me: tries very hard not to punch anyone's face in
So yeah, have to say I agree.
Whoa buddy... don't use the r word so frivolously. That's kinda fucked up
There is definitely a kid at my school who would be the one to shoot up the school. Everyone calls him Crazy Kyle and he totally seems like a crackhead but he actually does have mental problems. It's pretty freaky. And I feel really bad or him.
INB4 polarthebear being just jelly
Where is that jelly polar bear anyway. :(
I miss him...he completes me...
or commit suicide and the "mean bully's" go to jail for some reason
ummm are you saying its not the "mean bullies" fault? And by the way, it isn't "bully's" it is "bullies."
No... it's definitely NOT the "mean bully's fault" (meaning the fault belongs to the bully) the "mean bully" didn't tell the bullied to go and start a shooting... they could have just told a teacher or principal, if they were so troubled.
We're talking about suicide... not shootings.
"words will cause someone to bring a gun to school and kill everybody" and bullies do not make people commit suicide, unless they literally force the person into shooting themselves. In which case it's not "for some reason" they go to jail, it's because they killed someone....
"or commit suicide and the "mean bully's" go to jail for some reason" was the post I replied to. And they wouldn't be commiting suicide if they didn't get bullied. I see that you are saying that the bully didn't physically shoot them but thats like leading a goat off a cliff and saying that you didn't push him and that he physically stepped off.
Except it would be another goat leading another goat. Or a man leading another man. Some "bullies" get bullied at home, by their parents and that might be like "leading a goat to a cliff" because a grown up and kid are almost two different things, but still... it's all in how you respond to it
Well it is like the goat and the person in a way because the person got bullied so much they can't get over it it is traumatic. And if a bully "gets bullied at home" I still don't see how it is acceptable for them to torture other kids under any circumstances.
Well that shows that there are other responses to being bullied other than killing others or suicide. Different people react differently. No matter how much you get bullied by words that is, whether you accept it or not is YOUR choice. It's like spam on facebook or e.mail you can get a bunch of invites, but doesn't mean you have to respond. Some people delete it, others ignore it, and some actually accept it. Unless you're being physically abused by a bully (which you can still tell an adult about) then you really do not have a problem
In a respectful way, you have obviously never been bullied before. You can't choose to ignore or delete it; it will get to you. About the telling an adult about it, usually the schools really don't do anything. Then, it gets worse because everyone calls you a snitch for telling. It is appalling for you to say that it is not a problem.
Often times kids will go to an adult, teacher, other authority figure, and nothing can be done because nobody will step up as a witness. That's the problem. Bullied kids are isolated to the point where they truly believe that they are alone (and often really are), thus believe there is no other alternative.
Yeah, but I'm just saying there is a better way for a bullied student to stand up for themselves other than with a gun
That may be true, but they don't know that. These coping mechanisms need to be learned. Kids don't know how to cope and ultimately end up finding their own way to handle stress (and it's not always a good way, hence school shootings).
I guess you're right about the fact that it's a learned trait, but kids still know what they are doing is wrong, when they bring a gun to school and shoot everyone....
Yeah, they do. They also often shoot themselves at the end.
They don't believe that they have any other option. They truly believe that these bullies don't deserve to live and that they have no escape but death.
Yeah, it's pretty sad....
If anyone was to blame, I would blame the teachers, because when I was a student, we used to make fun of some kids in front of teachers and they never did anything, some of them even laughed....
It's the school system coupled with at home situations. Everyone is responsible (including the kid). I'm not advocating for school shootings, the kids know that what they're doing is wrong, it's why they often commit suicide. That said, I don't believe that the kids are totally at fault. It's more than just bad teachers. There are good teachers who will take an interest, but that's not always enough, especially when the higher-ups don't do anything to help (even with a teacher advocate).
Well, the actual action IS the kids fault, I'm just saying, things like this are preventable though, because teachers are the ones who have direct access to these sort of situations. The teacher can do a lot to prevent school shootings. And you're right the parents need to help too, but if they have no idea what's going on at school, then they can't do much
If the home has no support system, that will make a difference. Often bullied kids are bullied at home as well. It takes more than just a teacher and it depends on class size as well. As someone who has taught in a classroom, I can tell you that it isn't easy. Especially if the class is large and the teacher is new. Also, school counselors need to be present in every kids life. A teacher can only do so much. If a teacher notices a problem and brings it to higher authority, but nothing gets done, that's not the teacher's fault. There are more than just teachers in a school. There are the TAs who often work one-on-one with kids who should notice a change, principals who should get to know their students, counselors who should see these changes. It's more than just the teacher. Way more.
My job is to work with new or old elementary school teachers, who seek to advance their education and there usually are more teachers than principals in a school. Maybe it's different where you are, but where I work there is one principal and usually a counselor for every grade and a teacher for about every 30 kids (which is maybe pushing it). The teacher has WAY less to look out for than anyone else in the system. The principal can't be held responsible for EVERY student in a school and the counselor can't be held for EVERY student in the grade. The teachers responsibility is to her/his students that s/he is assigned. I do understand it can be frustrating and difficult for the new ones
I think it's different where I'm from. The teachers all have TAs who will take out some students to work more one-on-one with them. The principal is responsible for knowing his students (maybe that's part of having a small school, but that's how it is here). And the counselor is the same, she's supposed to notice when kids are having problems. TAs and teachers alike are supposed to notice when something is different with a student and talk to the counselor to get the kid in to see her. My mom was a teacher for 10 years and she knew her students better than anyone, students who graduated years ago still call her for advice at times. What I'm saying is that ultimately, it's the responsibility of the school system as a whole to notice these changes in students, because each student should have a person look out for them. I know that some classes elsewhere have up to 50 students in one classroom. One teacher can't handle that, therefore there needs to be more.
Yeah I guess you're right
I just think that the school system has too many flaws. We need more teachers and people in the schools like my mom, people who will actually get to know these kids as they should. Problem is, people think they're doing their job enough if they know some names. It's just not enough.
Yeah you're right I do see your point. Teachers do need more assistants to watch the students
Yup! But hey, maybe that will happen in my lifetime :)
I doubt it
Gotta be hopeful or I'll never last as a teacher...
So what grade are you teaching? And I'm guessing you're still kind of new?
Oh no, I'm still in school. I've been a sub for a while though. I'm going to be teaching high school English.
Ooh really? High school that's a toughy, I wouldn't do it, but more power to you haha.
So do you already have your teaching license or how does that work?
I've substituted from Kindergarten to high school, and I'd rather deal with teenagers than small children.
Uhm, I worked in a small town and in places where there is nobody with the education or degree to be a substitute, they just take whoever they can. Had to get a criminal record check and everything, though. It's good experience.
I'm good with teens and small children, but I prefer the lil kiddies.
Small children terrify me.
The big ones annoy me
But you can yell at the big ones, the little ones cry!
I don't usually yell. I try to win people over with the power of love
I don't usually yell either, but small children make me angry haha.
What annoys me is when people act like they know everything and high school is a good time for EVERY student to know EVERYTHING... little kids are easier to mold and I like to think I'm molding them into what the adults they need to be
But as a teacher, it's your job to shut smart asses up and prove them wrong, it's good teaching ;)
Ha, I'm not like that
Yeah, but it's how teenagers learn :P
I guess haha
I dunno. I've worked with kids of all ages for years and I find that teenagers respond best. I can teach small children, it's just more intimidating to me.
See that's the problem, it's the teachers fault, not the bullies.... Kids will be kids, teachers are supposed to monitor what the kids are doing.... If no one stops the bully, then why should they stop? I'm not saying bullies are doing the right thing, but if no one teaches them what's right, then you can't really blame them
Well maybe you should man up... I mean being pushed around by a girl?
Look at it this way: What gives the bully prestige over any other student? Maybe size, maybe strength, and the student being bullied... it's not like it's a grown man/woman that's bullying a little kid.
Girl... boy... it doesn't matter, if the bully is a girl.
So your best friend was also your bully? Was it like a part time job of hers? It's like, "Op 12:00 PM, time to beat the shit out of you!" Was it like constant or did it change every time? It's like, "Oh no, when's she going to strike today?"
Bullying isn't always physical, in fact most of the time it is emotional and verbal and that is the worst kind of bullying.
Yeah, I agree that the school doesn't usually do anything in real-life situations. By the way, I like your name.
americans and their guns good grief
Then you're nice to the psycho and he's all "I LOVE YOU" and you're all "Eh..." and then he goes on a shooting rampage and kills you.
"If I can't have you... nobody can." BOOM
Sorry, that was dark.
hangman is sad that he didn't influence people
Sticks and stones may break my bones but I always have my ballistic knife :)
This may be true, but pigs' blood will cause a girl to blow up an entire town.
If someone is here just to say "oh this is offensive to me cuz my friend commit suicide" then srsly, get off. We arent going to have a legit convo cause your offened. all you do is make people uncomfortable.
I like the way you think
that's why you have to be nice to the bullied kids. give everyone a chance :)
haha this sounds terrible...but this post made me laugh
Sour cream and onion?
You wanna know something? This just happened at my school and I find this not funny at all. Especially when people are dead.
It's not making fun of anything. The post isn't supposed to be funny (at least I didn't think it was). It's stating a fact based on a common incorrect phrase.
It's not making fun of the fact schools have shootings :/
oheysup Columbine shooting!
Hey, it's on the topic, calm your shit :]
Wait, 12 years isn't long enough?
it has to be 23 years to be funny. south park said so.
(south park law): Yes, I'll base everything in life on South Park :] Thanks :]
Well when you consider the shooting a week ago, it's way too soon
Well, when you consider the whole post we are commenting on is pretty much making fun of people bringing a gun to school, it's one of those "who the fuck cares, it's the internet and no one really thinks tragedies are funny" but you know...
lol what's the battle of Thermopole
If it's not old enough to fuck, it's not old enough to talk about. Basic rule of thumb for things you shouldn't talk about.
I don't watch South Park, so I can't base my life on the rules made on that show
See, I accept this answer, because it's badass. Still, gotta make some humor out of shitty things. Oh well, I just realized I don't really care about what people think of my opinions, since I more or less respect theirs.
And I'm kidding, so long as you feel comfortable talking about it, there really isn't a set time period to be able to talk about something. There probably will be people pissed off at you though even if you waited a hundred years....
Yeah probably, people get really sensitive about stuff, which is understandable under certain circumstances. But still.. meh. Oh well, shit happens.
HEY YOU CAN'T SAY SHIT HAPPENS! SHIT HAPPENED TO MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER! It's not funny :[
Oh god I'm so sorry, I thought 100 years was long enough!