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3.21.2011

Bullying 2.0

Tio came home from school one day with a fat lip. Said he banged it on a rock. Later he told me that a guy borrowed 2 bucks from him and while they were walking to the store with their friends he asked for it back. The kid socked him in the mouth. I asked if he wanted me to do anything about it. “Nah,” he said. “I laid him on the ground with one punch in the head. We’re best friends now.”

Okay. That's one way to handle a bully. I didn’t ask if he got his money back.