Barefoot by the Sea: Revenge is sweet?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Revenge is sweet?

I saw some candy the other day and it reminded me of an apparently suppressed memory from my childhood.  Perhaps an 80's story of revenge.  We all knew the mean girls - or perhaps you were THE mean girl?  Well, I was subject to the mockery of a very popular mean girl in my 6th grade class.  She made fun of me, the class would laugh and I would smile and try to pretend it didn't bother me.  This went on for months.  I knew she loved candy, so one day, I decided to create my own "dots" (courtesy of my art teacher's paint supply) and leave them out on a roll in the classroom.  The recess bell rang, she came in with her gaggle of friends and spotted them immediately.  There, glistening in the sun, was a sheet of those dots - which she proceeded to scrap off and eat (yes, EAT) before Ms Carey returned and began our lessons again.  The teacher asked a math problem, I went up to the blackboard (so old school) to solve the problem and this mean girl cracked yet another joke after Ms Carey said, "Good job!"  The class still laughed and this mean girl looked at me with a big smile full of yellow and blue paint.  Ah, sweet revenge.

I guess it was evil but don't judge me on this one!  This pales in comparison to many mean girl stories I've heard recently and I can only hope that my girls are not subject to painful and cruel jokes OR participate in them.  Being a kid is tough sometimes... actually, a lot of the time! 

What was the cruel joke you played as a kid?  Feel free to share!  These things do make an impact, never again will I forget Stacy Cox and a trio of friends taunting me on the sidewalk in front of my house as they sang, "fat bottom girls you make my rockin' world go round".  


  1. I love this story!!! I was SO picked on in school and now I feel like I take on bullies in my adult life - I guess it's for the revenge I never got! Let a person embarrass someone at work or in a public place, I will make a scene and embarrass the bully - I can't hold back! Feel like I finally found my voice ;o) are right, being a kid can be really tough!

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  2. I was totally picked on by a girl who lived down the street - and for reasons completely unprovoked by me. I was just thinking of Evil Desiree the other day, too, wondering if somewhere out there, someone is throwing rocks at her bike now? Muahahaha.

  3. I was picked on too. I have really long eyelashes. One day in 7th grade, I walked in the gym and there was a picture of me drawn on the chalk board with spiders for eyes. Of course, there was a circle of catty girls laughing. Now I know they were just jealous. They are all probably using Latisse now to make their eyelashes grow! Tracie @ http//

  4. oh sweet revenge indeed! i can't believe she kept eating them? sounds like the mean girl was also the "not too bright" girl. lol! ;)

  5. Wow good one! I just have to hold on to the hope that what goes around comes around and in the end mean people get what is coming to them!!

  6. Oh gosh - all through junior high this one particular girl was SO mean to me, and no amount of asking her why she was so mean or why she didn't like me made it any better. (Sometimes the advice adults give is SO off the mark!)

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