DID YOU HAVE AN "ENEMY" WHEN YOU WERE A KID??

  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 08, 2011 8:57 PM GMT
    So several of us were talking at dinner the other night. Some of the topics that come up after a few drinks of those in attendance..lol. There was the topic of "childhood enemies".. or even more recently.. maybe as a teenager, maybe even someone you clashed with as an adult.

    For me, it was a guy with the last name of "Kral". He and his older brother moved into our neighborhood when I was 13 years old. He was about 15 months younger than I, but they were both into picking on kids that were smaller than they were and I was one selected. I only weighed about 100 pounds when I was in 8th grade and a very little kid.. and a geek.

    After being picked on.. and I wasn't really used to that, I told them what I thought in no uncertain terms. I haven't changed much since that age in that I'm always very nice to others, or try to be, but if I get screwed with, be assured, you are going to get it in return. Unfortunately, not a good philosophy with them. I'm surprised I didn't get kicked on my butt by them and it was close. They did a number of things to embarass me.. but I was ingenious. I remember once, two friends of mine and I rode my horses around and around their house at 2:00 a.m.... so much for a nice lawn...
    One of my friends suggested crawling up on their house with a hose and sticking it down their chimney...... and turning the hose on.... LOL. Never happened however.

    By the time I was in college, I was changing and we were all a bit more cool with each other. There were no hard feelings when they moved. I was 20 then and I heard he had some sort of drug charge out on him. While we had several bad scenes.. geez I could have been beaten to a pulp, today I'd not have any hard feelings toward him. Interesting the things and people you remember as a kid.....

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    Jun 08, 2011 9:14 PM GMT
    in elementary i despised this kid dana. i randomly kicked him in the leg, he kicked me back and i was like "shit, i didn't expect that" and walked away. (i was 7, i know kicking people's retarded, unless youre doing karate)
    thinking back now i don't think he ever did anything, i just talked mad shit about him for no reason. O.o kids are weird...

    a lot of similar ones to that. had a thing with a kid from jr high and he threw a meatball sub at me during lunch. it came off clean and i threw it back and it exploded on his face. it was epic.

    then there was this 14 year old in highschool who thought he was gonna pull that 'beat up a wimpy lookin older kid so you can look tough' bullshit. (i was 17) he tried to jump me getting off the bus and failed so miserably. i didn't beat him up, i just refused to hit people at that age, but he punched so pathetically and had 3 other people with him. i have a really short temper so i was flipping out on the kid, my cousin came out and he left. i guess he thought i was going to fuck him up something serious cause he came back with 6 people now to apologize for the incident. glad it ended there. thug wannabe's eventually get what they're looking for, a year or 2 ago he got in a knife fight and got stabbed. i'm too peaceful sometimes, if he dragged me into a knife fight i'd be pretty unhappy.


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    so glad highschool's over sometimes...
  • LexLuthor

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    Jun 08, 2011 9:21 PM GMT
    Nope, there was this kid in 11th/12th grade who started acting really creepy towards me. Told him to stop, didn't, yelled at the kid and made him shut up, never talked to him again. Though we did hang out with same friends so it got awkward every once in a while, until he started hanging out with different people. Soo idk if I'd consider this person an enemy....but I really disliked the kid...
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    Jun 08, 2011 10:11 PM GMT
    DID YOU HAVE AN "ENEMY" WHEN YOU WERE A KID??

    A neighborhood bully named Paul. I still remember his last name, but won't give it here. He was always trying to beat me up, and I remember my first day of kindergarten, and having the great misfortune of him sitting right behind me. He spent a great deal of his time whacking me over the head with a Golden Book reader he had.

    When I turned 8 I learned I was being sent to a boys summer camp (I wrote a brief short story about my experiences, entitled Summer Shorts). Imagine my dismay when I learned that my clueless mother, who knew Paul's mother, thought it would be a great idea if I went to camp with a companion, and chose Paul!

    For weeks I dreaded the day the school year would end and I'd have to leave for camp. Finally I was taken there in my mother's car, along with Paul & his mother. But miracle of miracles, when our parents departed the camp and the counselors took charge of us, they assigned Paul & me to different cabins of 15 boys each, their policy being to separate "friends."

    Paul got into all kinds of trouble, his bullying tactics and anti-social behavior not being well tolerated. I attended the next 2 year's camps alone, while he stayed home, I think banned. And not long after his family moved away, to my great satisfaction.

    I only had a couple more incidents of bullying in my youth, once in late grammar school, and again in high school. I punched both of them out, and that ended that. Other than that, I had no enemies as such.
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    Jun 08, 2011 10:15 PM GMT
    Brother remains my sworn enemy
  • conservativej...

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    Jun 08, 2011 10:18 PM GMT
    Had one for a little while in elementary school, but my body guard took care of him. Threw him across the playground in fact.
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    Jun 08, 2011 10:27 PM GMT
    I was in 8th grade, 2 big kids came up to me and I knew they wanted to mess with me. I kept my cool and showed no fear. I even joked and bantered with them for awhile and they left me alone. Over time, we then became friends.

    Years later, one of them told me that they were looking for someone to kick ass and I was the intended victim but he said something held them back. He didn't know what "that" was. To this day, I still wonder what it was.
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    Jun 08, 2011 10:30 PM GMT
    In my secondary school - I don't know the American equivalent, but it was between the age of 11-15 years - 1964-1968:-
    I was very skinny and timid, therefore I was subject to teasing rather than outright bullying.
    The worst was from a boy named Colin who really rubbed me up the wrong way, yet he too was introverted, was afraid of bigger boys and I watched him burst into tears when a teacher told him off - on several occasions. It was to my regret that I was too timid to punch him on the nose, as he would have been an easy one to shut up. Colin was also the one who called me "benny" - his definition of a homosexual.
  • RSportsguy

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    Jun 08, 2011 10:39 PM GMT
    When I was a sophomore in high school, there was this one guy who tried to intimidate me. I was never sure why. I was really skinny in high school so maybe he thought he could take me. His Dad was one of the PE teachers as well as the swim coach (I was not on the team). I never really had to deal with him much after my sophomore year though because I went to the more advanced classes as a junior and senior!
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    Jun 08, 2011 10:48 PM GMT
    bigeasydude saidI was in 8th grade, 2 big kids came up to me and I knew they wanted to mess with me. I kept my cool and showed no fear. I even joked and bantered with them for awhile and they left me alone. Over time, we then became friends.

    Years later, one of them told me that they were looking for someone to kick ass and I was the intended victim but he said something held them back. He didn't know what "that" was. To this day, I still wonder what it was.


    that's happened to me a lot of times, usually once you make conversation with someone they're forced to recognize you as human.
  • monet

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    Jun 09, 2011 1:25 AM GMT
    My two best friends in elementary school were Bobby and Johnny. We would take turns where two of the guys would be friends with each other and they would pick on the third guy. Then we would switch and two others would be friends and pick on the new outsider. We would switch about once a week so each guy would be an outsider for a week but then would be an insider for two consecutive weeks, each week with a different friend. Sounds stupid but it worked for us.
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    Jun 09, 2011 1:26 AM GMT
    I got made fun of a lot as a kid so there was never anyone specific. Just a lot.
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    Jun 09, 2011 1:30 AM GMT
    I was in 7th. Grade ..... those two years, 7 and 8th. grade were like, the worst. He was my archi-enemy .... he'd call me names and make fun of me ..... anyways,

    I was loved by many in my classroom ... was that or the fact that they felt sorry for me for being the kid without a mom. Anyways .. it ended on 8th. grade because our parents talked, and i guess he gave up and he realized that it's whatever .... from that moment on, I got together with other friends and life continued.
    His name is Fulvio.
  • rebelbeard

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    Jun 09, 2011 1:43 AM GMT
    Yes!! His name was Chris! He used to pick on me and rough me up on the bus when I was in elementary school. He was degenerate white trash. I seriously hated him.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 09, 2011 3:05 AM GMT
    RSportsguy saidWhen I was a sophomore in high school, there was this one guy who tried to intimidate me. I was never sure why. I was really skinny in high school so maybe he thought he could take me. His Dad was one of the PE teachers as well as the swim coach (I was not on the team). I never really had to deal with him much after my sophomore year though because I went to the more advanced classes as a junior and senior!


    You would have been an awesome friend in high school, Rick......

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    Jun 09, 2011 3:44 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    RSportsguy saidWhen I was a sophomore in high school, there was this one guy who tried to intimidate me. I was never sure why. I was really skinny in high school so maybe he thought he could take me. His Dad was one of the PE teachers as well as the swim coach (I was not on the team). I never really had to deal with him much after my sophomore year though because I went to the more advanced classes as a junior and senior!


    You would have been an awesome friend in high school, Rick......

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    Thanks Chris! I never felt very popular in high school. It was way too big and easy to just blend in with the crowd. I could not wait to go away to college. It is funny though. A few years ago we had a reunion that I did not attend but my twin sister did. She told me that most of the people there did not remember much about her, but were asking about me! Go figure!! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 09, 2011 5:19 PM GMT
    My brother is my enemy....I literally just got out of two story brawl with him and we're both very heated right now...icon_mad.gif
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    Jun 09, 2011 5:33 PM GMT
    BlackCat90 saidMy brother is my enemy....I literally just got out of two story brawl with him and we're both very heated right now...icon_mad.gif
    I feel the same way about my brother we don't get along well most of it is his fault
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    Jun 09, 2011 5:54 PM GMT
    I belive it was my 2nd cousin who I completely hated. I was the youngest of the my cousins and he was lil older and bullied all my 1st cousins, but my cousins early on identified me as an agressive fighter type so whenever i saw him I threw my rage at him and jumped him regardless if I won or lost, I made his life miserable Lol and soon I was the neighbourhood bully with 7 bros under me.. god life was so different back then! haha


    p.s. to me cousins were like brother and sisters since we all lived in the same palace together, my second cousins lived in the same palace but another wing and it was big enough we wouldn't see them that often unless we went into their wing/level.
  • LEOPOLDIVX

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    Jun 09, 2011 5:58 PM GMT
    once upon a time I did. A little German Kid named Matt. We where in Primary School together. Every day he punched me for no reason when the teacher was not looking and laughed about it. After months of this I found a solution. During snack time I went to all my friends in the class got them together and asked them to help me out on the playground. When Lunch came around my friends Gabe.. Lori.. Joey.. Jarek.. Tony.. Gussipe..Frances paid Matt a visit and beat the shit out of him with a doge ball while I watched. Needless to say Matt never bothered me again... Fast forward to college and Matt eventually became my friend. He still remembers having his ass handed to him icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 09, 2011 6:26 PM GMT
    for some odd reason all the kids in the neighborhood loved to beat the shit out of me every time they see me lol I was fighting them every single day but you know I was usually outnumbered
  • DrewT

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    Jun 09, 2011 6:28 PM GMT
    For some unknown reason or reason I can't remember I really didn't like this guy, last name of Hench (terrible isn't it?). I could not stand this guy, and now I can't remember why. I don't think we ever got into an argument, or that he ever said anything to me.

    It's not a very exciting story, but I don't think I care either way now. Benefits of getting older, can't remember anything! ;)
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    Jun 09, 2011 6:32 PM GMT
    I had a true enemy when I was nine years old. For about three weeks I was accosted on my way to school and relieved of my lunch money by a bully and his two accomplices. They threatened to actually kill me if I breathed a word of their activities to anybody. I was literally afraid to tell a teacher, the principal, my family or any other friends. I was so anxiety ridden, I hated to leave home for school, or at the end of the day - to leave school for home. I was asking the teacher for extra work - anything to keep me after school - hoping the bullies would tire of waiting for me and leave me alone. Finally it all came to a head on the day I refused to hand over my money. (I was tired of going hungry all day while those bastards had my lunch money). I got beat up pretty badly, and had trouble walking home. My grandparents were raising me and my grandfather helped me tend to my cuts and bruises. Then, he worked with me for a few weeks (it was Easter vacation) and by my first day back at school I had learned to throw and block punches. I had become a pretty decent fighter in a short concentrated series of lessons. I walked up to the bully and when he demanded money I let him have it with my best haymaker. He was on the ground crying like a little girl and his accomplices went running for help. I was never bothered again and I felt empowered never to allow myself to be accosted or threatened by anyone without defending myself.

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  • squash4dave

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    Jun 09, 2011 6:42 PM GMT
    Good for you. Bullies are only brave when they are in a group. Stand up to them and that's what they do... run. I was much younger, and I can't say that he was a real enemy, but I was getting picked on by another kid, and after I finally decided that I'd had enough, I fought back. After that, he came to my house, wanting to play. I learned then, that if I stood up to a bully, they would back down. I had several attempts, by other guys, to bully me, but stood my ground and never had to actually fight.
  • charmr

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    Jun 09, 2011 6:56 PM GMT
    bigeasydude saidI was in 8th grade, 2 big kids came up to me and I knew they wanted to mess with me. I kept my cool and showed no fear. I even joked and bantered with them for awhile and they left me alone. Over time, we then became friends.

    Years later, one of them told me that they were looking for someone to kick ass and I was the intended victim but he said something held them back. He didn't know what "that" was. To this day, I still wonder what it was.


    They were trying to prove themselves but didn't have the courage of their convictions. And you disarmed them with your bravery. If you had cowered you probably would have caught it!. They really wanted to put fear in you and when that failed, well there was no longer an incentive.