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On Bullying

15 Oct

This post is dedicated to Doodlemum and her daughter, Millie. 

Amanda Todd

Dianne, over at Schmidleysscribbling gave me the Sunshine Award (thank you, Dianne).

I mention it because of the reason she gave for nominating me:

She [me, Tilly] is the kid I loved in school because I was a “goody-two shoes” and she was the kid always into mischief and making me laugh.

I apologise, Dianne but, like John Lennon, I’m going to have to return my award, though I like that you think I have always been this way.

Because…I was not that girl in school.  

I was an even goodier-two shoes than you.  I was never into mischief; I never deliberately put a foot wrong, challenged a teacher, disobeyed a rule, got into an argument.  I was a terrified mouse, bullied by some, protected by kind others – big, tough girls who were nice to me.  

I was more fortunate than Amanda Todd, 15, who was found dead last week, possibly by suicide, after posting a You Tube video describing her torment.  

Haters are now leaving horrible messages  on her memorial page.  I just don’t understand the need for such malice.

A belated ‘thank you’ to the girls who looked after me.  You made the hell that was my school life a little easier to bear.  And my choice of husband easy – he was you with a beard: big (shouldered), tough and always there for me, protecting and looking out for me.

Thinking about this made me wonder, readers: how many of you are still the people you were at school?  

If you were a bully, I forgive you.

Joke 571

15 Oct


Computer Scientist @ work

Computer Scientist @ work (Photo credit: Mathias L.)

An artist, a lawyer, and a computer scientist are discussing the merits of having a mistress.

The artist tells of the passion, the thrill which comes with the risk of being discovered.

The lawyer warns of the difficulties. It can lead to guilt, divorce, bankruptcy. Not worth it. Too many problems.

The computer scientist says, “It’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me. My wife thinks I’m with my mistress. My mistress thinks I’m home with my wife, and I can spend all night on the computer!”


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