High school bullies. What a fun topic to revisit, huh?
Most of us would probably rather never do so, but what makes bullying so insidious is that it doesn’t really give you the option of forgetting.
Still, we grow up, we move forward, and as we forge our path as adults, we can’t help but wonder what kind of adults our childhood troublemakers became themselves.
What does your high school bully do now?
— TZE THEE CHUN (@thetzechun) July 16, 2020
When @thetzechun posed this question on Twitter, there were hundreds of replies. Some of them sort of darkly funny, like these:
12. Top of the tower
The irony in bullies getting voluntarily bullied out of their own money.
there were several and the answer is, unequivocally, pyramid scheme https://t.co/9JV5UnAQmo
— kelsey weekman (@kelsaywhat) July 17, 2020
I’m sorry, WHAT?
We ended up being coworkers at the public library. While there, he used the patron records to find my parent’s address and send them a postcard telling them I was gay.
— Jason Shiga (@jasonshiga) July 16, 2020
10. A short memory
I’m sure he thought you were “just playing around.”
No idea where they all are but the last one I saw was at a bar few years ago and he tried to introduce me to his wife as “A good friend of mine from high school”.
I corrected him.
— John E.L. Tenney (@JohnELTenney) July 16, 2020
9. Enemy number one
Shh, he’ll hear us talking about him.
my brain is still right here with me https://t.co/3vmJJRerWo
— Will Miles (@MrWillMiles) July 16, 2020
8. The war at home
You don’t always have to go far to find the jerks…
my parents are doing just fine. thanks for asking 🙂 https://t.co/URioSG3kYf
— greta gerNIG (@NILES100) July 16, 2020
7. Live, laugh, torment
Good, GOOD, let the chaotic basicness flow through you…
Posts unattributed inspirational quotes and photos of herself with tigers to Facebook ? https://t.co/QQHXbdEOUj
— Caroline Moss (@CarolineMoss) July 17, 2020
6. Serve and protect
There were, in fact, tons of answers along these lines.
didn't we figure out they're all just nurses and cops now? https://t.co/z97C8GsMze
— lauren (@HPBitchcraft) July 17, 2020
5. Hold your position
What can I offer you but my biggest oof.
I think she still teaches there. https://t.co/fcLddfO2qT
— Russell Dawkins Jr. (@YungRuss96) July 17, 2020
4. Speak to your inner manager
Perhaps the universe DOES have a sense of justice.
Her name is Karen… So jokes on her now. Lol.
— Laura (@lsirikul) July 16, 2020
3. Sick burn
Sounds like he’s still got it.
I called him and he said my mom. ? https://t.co/Rj49Enmfnm
— Daniel Kibblesmith (@kibblesmith) July 17, 2020
2. What are the odds
Numbers don’t lie.
He owns a home improvement company and has a bunch of kids. Good for him. Probably doesn’t even remember the time he threw a graphing calculator at the back of my head.
— Teresa Is On Day 165 (@teresajusino) July 16, 2020
1. That doesn’t rock
Dish dish dish, we need to know who!
Signed to Roc Nation :/ https://t.co/KkE4tqTn7G
— FLO MILLI STAN HEADQUARTERS (@WYETTHASSP0KEN) July 17, 2020
Personally, and this is true, I was home-schooled up through mid-high school at which point I went to a tiny little private school. My only bully was the cardboard slacks of the school uniform. Last I heard, they’d been sold off at some garage sale. I wish them well, and I forgive them.
What about you? Where are your old bullies at?
Tell us about it in the comments.