No more Dodgeball? Seriously? - Page 5 - The Horse Forum
 57Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #41 of 48 Old 03-29-2013, 07:34 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Branson
Posts: 4,264
• Horses: 0
I am reminded of a line said by Goldie Hawn in "Wildcats"...
Faceman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #42 of 48 Old 03-29-2013, 07:37 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 11,869
• Horses: 0
^There's several choices in that one face. Owe someone a watch?

Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important, Capture the good times, Develop from the negatives and if things don't work out, Take another shot.
MHFoundation Quarters is offline  
post #43 of 48 Old 03-29-2013, 08:27 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
Posts: 8,564
• Horses: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by SlideStop View Post
What if you kid came home bawling because they constantly pick her last. The other kids grown when she put/assigned to their team. Then the call him/her names like "slow sally" or "heifer" in stead of Heather...
I'd say:
"****! That happened to me too! When choosing sides for football, I once was picked last. Wouldn't have been so bad, but one guy picked ahead of me had his arm in a cast! THAT got the kids laughing! That was about the time I took up running...a sport where I could always compete against the clock, even if no one else was in sight."
Been a jogger from then until Mia dumped me and hurt my back 4 years ago. But taking it up again, I made it 8 minutes non-stop today. 5 years ago, I could do 1.5 miles in 9 minutes, or 5 miles in 40, so I've a long way to go...but sometimes it takes a painful experience to push you into something you will truly love.

Sometimes, when life sucks, it means you don't belong there. Go elsewhere and be happy.

... Energy is an admirable thing, but the energy of stupidity seldom avails much..." - On Seats and Saddles (1868), Francis Dwyer, Major of Hussars (light cavalry)
bsms is online now  
post #44 of 48 Old 03-29-2013, 08:34 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ashland, OR
Posts: 7,970
• Horses: 1
I'd rather have a bunch of soft dodgeballs hurled at me than a softball.

Guys, we've conceded that bullying will never be eliminated. I've been bullied in PE, like, a lot. Picked last every time. Been the center of the dodgeball attacks. But you're going to get targeted a lot faster in a contact spot like basketball or football. Had one kid freshman year in basketball, while we were practicing she would always target me and NOT leave me alone, and when the coach wasn't looking she'd push me over.

And, to be honest, when asked what game we wanna play in class...I've never not had the majority of us yell "Dodgeball!!"

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
SorrelHorse is offline  
post #45 of 48 Old 03-29-2013, 08:42 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,712
• Horses: 0
It doesn't matter what activity you're involved in, be it dodgeball or ballroom dancing.....In school the bullies will seek you out in whatever activity you're doing and bully you. And if they have a real big vendetta against you they will seek you out after school......I've been there! I was called all the names, I was cornered etc etc etc....anonymous phone calls to my house, bullies walking slowly past my house everyday. It was merciless. I was terrified to go to school......and one day I snapped and I ended the bullying by speaking to them in their own language - a knuckle sandwich with a side of scalp hair.

Bullies like to intimidate......you just need to intimidate them more.

Parents cannot protect their children to the point of socially crippling them - its counter productive.
Muppetgirl is offline  
post #46 of 48 Old 03-29-2013, 09:14 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,712
• Horses: 0
Hmmm and if you think it's only the small and weak who are picked on, watch this!
This kid finally snapped......and I don't blame him!



Muppetgirl is offline  
post #47 of 48 Old 03-29-2013, 09:44 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ontario
Posts: 17,193
• Horses: 0
While attending a club family dinner and dance the kids get bored while the adults stand around talking. One young lad was having a particularly bad time and I could see where this might go so I showed him how to make a paper airplane. He was delighted and of course had to fly it. It would fly about 2 ft then nose dive to the floor. A schoolteacher took the plane away from him. "Don't you know you could poke someone's eye out with this?" She was notorious for ruining any fun kids were having.
Saddlebag is offline  
post #48 of 48 Old 03-29-2013, 09:45 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,712
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Saddlebag View Post
While attending a club family dinner and dance the kids get bored while the adults stand around talking. One young lad was having a particularly bad time and I could see where this might go so I showed him how to make a paper airplane. He was delighted and of course had to fly it. It would fly about 2 ft then nose dive to the floor. A schoolteacher took the plane away from him. "Don't you know you could poke someone's eye out with this?" She was notorious for ruining any fun kids were having.
Muppetgirl is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome