Good Samaritan; Bad Mouth (Granada Visit Pt. 2)
I was on my way out to the staff parking lot when I heard some laughing and yelling behind me. This group of freshmen bops and bros- well, I guess they’re sophomores now- were standing on the grass in front of the leadership room, and they were yelling at a freshman that was just minding his own business walking home.
“Hey freshie, I like your belt!”
“You really know how to dress!”
“Nice shirt f*g.”
“Some swagged out glasses you’ve got on, homie.”
It was like something straight out of a movie, they were picking on this kid just because he was dressed up in a polo and slacks, and wore glasses. I turned around to tell them to mind their own business, but then an older kid walking behind the little freshman beat me to it.
“Oh yeah, who are you to talk? It’s like 100 degrees out here and you’re wearing an overpriced, oversized, f*cking generic-*ss Obey box logo hoodie. Shut the f*ck up.”
Can’t condone the cursing, but that kid made my day. You hear a lot of scary talk about bullying in high school, and not enough about kids that try to stop it.
No school is perfect, because people aren’t perfect. But as long as there are kids willing to speak up like that, I know we’ll be all right.