Now and then you have to admit, we probably have all been bullied before, and then did the same to someone else.
Bullying is sometimes controllable, and sometimes not. Some people accidentally bully when their (sort of insulting) opinion slips out, or didn’t know it was mean.
And then there’s that person who bullies by choice. You can tell when they do it constantly (AHEM MACKENZIE). They might even do it to their friend and not care.
So there was this girl in my class, Grace, she left school last semester because her dad got a better job. Our school has a very strict policy about bullying, and of they knew what Grace did, she could have left because of that.
Grace came to our school in grade four, and her best friend was Lauren (who is now my best friend). We would play together. Then our friend Brittany came in the second semester, and we would still play together.
Now Kristen came, the first months of grade five we would all play together, but then at lunch Grace would ditch me and Lauren and go play basketball with Kristen and Brittany with the boys.
(Kristen and Brittany don’t like Grace too, but they hang with her because they don’t wanna be on her bad side.)
Lauren and Grace were still best friends, ish. But Grace would just constantly say rude things, like, “don’t sit so close to me, Lauren!” Or “Shut up you lier.” And Lauren was just helping her! Grace would always push her and make her the last choice in our group.
Lauren still stayed with her, Lauren would talk about Grace with me (when Grace would desert us) and I would listen. Lauren would absolutely always put up with it. But at the end of the day, she’s sad.
Finally Grace left, and now Lauren, Kristen, Brittany, and I play together and sometime basketball with the boys. And now all of us are best Friends. But if we ever paired up, I would go with Lauren and Brittany would go with Kristen.
It was sort of a happy ending, you know, the evil witch leaving and never coming back (except on holidays) and us, having a better life.