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Spending, Voting and Bullying

November 2nd, 2018 at 06:57 am

Yesterday's spending was $1.50 for laundry and $37.50 for my wheel tax. I had to go to city hall to straighten it out, but I think I am now properly registered with my new car and senior status.

So funny -- there was early voting taking place and every time I went in the building someone stopped me to plead their candidate, or their case. (I had to go in three times, because the first time I had left my invoice in the car, and the second time I had to get my car registration.) I've voted already, by mail, so they quickly lost interest when I said that.

It was good, however, to see so much early voting taking place.

Variables are at 29%.

Today I'm going to the gym, and then I'm doing a mystery shop in the city. It's a valet evaluation, so I don't have to figure out what to do with my car.

My youngest grandson is dealing with a bully, which makes me heartsick. He is a very sweet and caring boy, and I hate to see someone trying to knock it out of him. His mom gave him some good perspective -- that bullies feel bad about themselves, so they want others to feel bad, too. She asked if he thought he was "nothing," which is what the bully said. He said, "No!" And she said, well, he hasn't won then, has he? This boy is so loved. We will get him through it.

If it happens again, the teacher will be notified.

7 Responses to “Spending, Voting and Bullying”

  1. fannie Says:

    bullies are cowards. Your grandson needs to stand up to him because bullies pick on those that appear weak. Being a tattletale never helps

  2. Kymberlee Fisher Says:



    I was bullied in junior high. Oddly enough it didn't destroy me. It bugged me some, but I never cried or became suicidal about it. Probably due to the fact that I considered the bullies to be idiots. So I didn't care what they thought about anything, let alone me.

  3. Buendia Says:

    I am so sorry about the bullying! I don't have any helpful advice, but it is true: bullies are idiots, and probably being bullied (by someone else or parents or whatever). Depending on age, I do think the teacher needs to know... usually bullies say things when the teacher can't hear.

  4. Jenn Says:

    This is timely for me. If your GS is still in elementary school, then telling the teacher may be enough if she handles it well. I think for most situations, Fannie is right.

    My son just went through an experience of persistent verbal bullying at the high school level. He ended up punching the bully in the nose in front of the gang he'd been using as an audience. He was suspended for 3 days but the bullying stopped. The bully won't look him in the eye now. And another boy that my son didn't know thanked him because the boy had been bullying him too. While we respected the school's consequences, we opted not to punish our son at home. We're also thankful that he's in martial arts and has learned the confidence to be physical if it's appropriate.

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    Not all bullies are cowards. Some are just sadistic and evil. I hope your gs is dealing with the former. The latter is a lot harder to deal with because even the teachers are scared of them.

  6. livingalmostlarge Says:

    Ugh I can't stand how things are sometimes. You want to keep your kids at home to protect them. But at the same time they have to grow up and deal with people like that. There will always be people like that.

  7. rob62521 Says:

    I'm sorry about the bully. I'm glad your grandson has a good support system at home and that he didn't believe the nonsense the bully was spewing.

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