This week's episode of Glee had Kurt put on the spot, of dealing with the bullying that had changed tactics. It reminded me my my sophomore year of high school, when the bullies bought tickets for a raffle, putting my name in for a contest for me to have a date with the football player of my choice. Yeah, I wasn't the popular girl in school, and I stuck out like a sore thumb.
Something that Kurt and I know is that not everyone wrote our names on the tickets, and that the most of applause when we accepted our prizes was for good sportsmanship, not acceptance; a measure of respect, not friendship. The bullies would still be there the next day of school, but so would the few we could call friends.
Nope, not Shannon. After she doe the "lecture the lunch crowd" ( when her Educational Assistant would have kept her off the table, or the table would have fallen, as it would have with any other student) all of a sudden the people who were mean were Educated AND Her Friends!
It doesn't work that way. Never has, never will.
(I did have a nice steak and lobster dinner. I had to pick the guy out of the team's line-up and I chose one whom I did not know. Very nice guy, his girlfriend was cool with it, and he was probably the only one who had not been part of the prank. The other couple was the head cheerleader and some guy who was actually picked at random.)