Jr. High was very difficult for me. It was noogies every day for almost the whole year. Finally a teacher found out about it and I had to stop.
Noogies hurt. Trust me, I have two older brothers and became very familiar with the Noogie. In fact it was so popular to give them to other kids that it was one of the punishments that Biff gave George McFly in the classic ‘Back to the future.’ It’s certainly not a good experience, especially if the other guy has BO. You can die breathing in that odor. That’s a scientific fact.
In addition to the humiliation and pain, it makes you look really weak too other classmates. Now days it’s called bullying. I’m sure it still happens, but when the perpetrator is caught, the punishment is normally Swift and severe. That wasn’t the case when we were in school smaller boys getting stuffed in the lockers, guys getting pantsed, and generally made fun of in all kinds of ways.
Other than pulling hair I really have no idea how girls were bullied at Elementary and junior high school. I suspect hurtful words were exchanged two. Now days with the Internet it can be so much worse then before. I just wish we could all be kind to one another. Being mean is just ugly behavior and it is a terrible choice to make. Let’s teach our children to be kind to others. That is mostly done through example. So next time someone cuts you off in traffic or is rude, as hard as it is, say or do something kind.