Since I get all my news from social media sites these days, it has once again come to my attention that NFL players bully each other. It would seem that Richie Incognito (which is apparently his legal name according to the Interwebz. What jackass in his family thought that was a good idea?!) is a very good example of how it doesn’t matter how old you are, you can still be a dick. On Twitter. This does nothing to curb my opinion that most people never progress past middle school in maturity. Seriously dude, are you 12? What idiot posts offensive and illegal slurs (thank you “hate speech” clauses) on the Internet for everyone to see? Way to reinforce the belief that football players have the IQs of root vegetables. And that’s insulting root vegetables. I’m now in the same age group as most NFL players and I shake my head at the blatant stupidity of my generation (I will later yell at them to get off my lawn). I appreciate football as much as the next Southern gal, but professional players have a sense of entitlement that could stand to be knocked down a few pegs. Part of me, and I’m sure many others, would relish seeing them lose the one thing that has stood between them and having their asses handed to them all their lives. That’s the ability to play football. Then it would be a free for all and karma is a real bitch in that department. If you put out that kind of random, unprovoked hate, it’ll come back to you sooner or later. That immaturity and ignorance will find its way back into your life. Odds are, he’s not smart enough to see it. It’s not nearly as much fun when you’re the one getting back what you dished out. It may be in the form of a traumatic brain injury that results in suicide. It may be in the form of a lifetime ban from the game and termination of a multi-million dollar contract. Then what? Probably getting a job at the local Burger King and getting fired three months later for being incompetent. If you’re totally incompetent at least be nice. Don’t post your idiotic and ignorant comments for the world to see and as they come back and bite you.
I’ve detailed my experience with a half assed attempt at flirting that came across like bullying. Will cornered the market on bullying me. They call it coercion, but that’s just a PC name for bullying. He bullied me into drinking. He bullied me into making out (and beyond) with other girls. Of course, he bullied me into having sex. I have no tolerance for bullies after that. If someone tried to do that to me today, I’d tell them to go fuck themselves and walk away. I don’t care if you’re bigger than me, I don’t have to stand there and take it. Bullies are all talk and no follow through. Go ahead and try to get me to do something I don’t want to do. All you’re doing is wasting your time and mine. I had to learn that the hard way. I won’t tolerate being bullied or talked down to. I won’t willingly put myself in situations where someone will try to hurt me. I won’t just stand, or lay, there while you do or say whatever you want. As much as I would love to punch him in the face, if I ever hear from him again, I’ll just ignore him. I haven’t heard a peep from him for over 3 years. The odds of me hearing from him again are slim to none, but better to be prepared and not need it. Moral of the story-if someone is repeatedly bullying you, walk away. Engaging them will just make it worse. Then they look like the assholes they are and you sleep better at night.