Florida Statute HB 699 School Safety, also known as "Jeffrey Johnston Stand Up for All Students Act" defines "Bullying" as a means of systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress on one or more students and may involve teasing;social exclusion;;threat;intimidation; stalking; physical violence; theft;sexual or racial harassment; public humiliation; or destruction of property. This law applies to both the students and the employees of a school. While I wasn't able to find a similar statute regarding bullying of adults I thought this would be a good starting place for my frustrations.
Let's start with this simple quiz: Fire and Rescue arrive at your neighbor's house. You can hear the screams of someone in incredible agony all the way to the street. Moments later an Ambulance arrives and then very quickly departs with their screaming patient. Do you
A. Stand with your other neighbors trying to figure out what's going on,
B. Go to the neighbor to see if you can be of assistance.
C. Clear traffic so Emergency Vehicles can easily and quickly depart.
D. Notice that the Ambulance drove on your lawn, detain the crew and complain about the damage.
Guess what our neighbor did?
DING DING DING
You Guessed It ~ The Answer is D
He pulled the Rescue crew over and complained about the Ambulance driver did to his grass.
OH THIS JUST GOT INTERESTING!!
I thought you'd like to see pictures of the damage so I went out to the street. While taking the pictures Mr. Bully came out. (You may remember him as Anal Andy from an earlier post). He called to me a couple of times and I wouldn't engage him as we've had words before. When I didn't answer him he called me an ass. I then saw Liz, the neighbor from last night and headed her way to ask about her daughter. At that time Mr. Bully walked over to the side of his yard and yelled is this my fault, pointing to the torn up grass. My continued refusing to engage seemed to enrage him. He then started yelling at me. Derogatory comments about me and my husband were made, fantastical comments about how we keep trash in our yard which is littering(Um OK) and then he really went over the line and commented on how my stroke has really messed me up. Though it was very hard, no excruciatingly hard I didn't respond at all. While ranting he noticed that Liz had been standing there stopped screaming, waved at her and walked away. UGGH I am very frustrated because I thought I had my camera recording his tirade but I didn't. I do have my conversation with my neighbor immediately following. Then it got more fun because his wife came out ~ I have the video but it's really bad as I didn't realize I was recording.