One of the school bullies later accepts Jamie


I have recently noticed that one of the boys who taunts Jamie about her relatives is in the group who invites her to trick-or-treat with them. He is stunned when he sees who the clown is, and slides in to seeing the girl in a new light. It seems as though the boy realizes that he has done something wrong earlier. He might defend Jamie in school after Halloween.

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That was very woke of him.

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MinorityRules15, I wouldn't apply that slang, which you have supplied my first sight of, to the boy since he doesn't know on his own that the harassment is wrong. I think, though, that he will try to befriend Jamie or at least be civil to her in the following days.

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That scene was always dumb as fuck to me "Hey remember me from school when i taunted you and made fun of you for being an orphan and laughing about your mom being dead? Well your clown costumes really cool wanna come trick or treating with us?".

I would've kicked that kid in the balls and told him his shitty pirate costume sucked.

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Originally posted by Mister Babadook:

I would've kicked that kid in the balls and told him his shitty pirate costume sucked.


Maybe she should've done that once and then said, "OK, let's be friends now." Once someone apologizes and changes their ways, it's time to move on I suppose.

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Lol yeah, its just i always found it funny how Jamie so quickly forgave those fucking twats, i mean i get you wanna feel accepted and have friends but those fuckers was literally laughing at her and making fun of her mom being dead and calling her an orphan earlier that day.

You wanna have friends go find some that wasn't bullying you and making fun of your mom being dead.

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Mister Babadook, even though your vulgar language is unnecessary, I agree with your gist. It's unrealistic for a bully to compliment and embrace a victim only hours after viciously attacking her. In your next post you mention that Jamie should not forgive the way that she is treated despite her need for acceptance, but the latter is the very reason why she tries to ignore, not excuse, the matter. She's eight, and at that age children can be desperate to fit in. Jamie already has to mourn her parents, deal with being taken from her home, and be surrounded by brats on a regular basis, so if she sees a chance to finally make school more bearable, then of course she'll take it.

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