Flimsy Sanity: Bullying

Flimsy Sanity

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Saturday, December 01, 2007


I think there is only one way to survive a bully. You have to make him or her laugh. The kings were always shouting "Off With Their Heads" but the jesters got by with saying outrageaous things.

Laughter is a gift you give to your friends, but it may also be your only defense against your enemies. My charming brother has never been in a fight in his life because he can make people laugh usually. There was one time of tears but as he says now, "There is a reason divorces are so expensive... because they are worth it."

I remember when he was a teen and driving around drinking with his friend (Highly not recommended and before MADD), the cops lights went on behind him and he told his friend to throw the beer in the cubbyhole. The cop came up to the window and said, "you got any beer in here?"

My brother said, "No, Sir". (Smart to grovel)

Cop looking around in car says, "Open the glovebox"

Brother's friend says "No Sir" (irritates cop)

Brother says, "Oh open it" and the beers roll out.

Cop: "I thought you said you didn't have any beer in the car."

Brother: "Well what would you do if you were in my shoes?"

Got a laugh, but also a deserved ticket.


  • At 12:49 PM, Anonymous anan said…

    That reminds me of the time when a friend of mine, Motorcycle Chick, was driving about with Hammer Boy when the cops pulled them over, mostly for looking tough. They proceeded to search the car for drugs. Of course.

    As they were opening the hood to inspect the engine, HB leaned out the window and yelled, "Hey BOY! Check the oil while yer at it!"

    Earned them a night in jail, but they didn't have anything to do anyway and i suspect the cops were sorry they did, as they kept yelling to the other inmates and trying to cause an insurrection.

  • At 1:17 PM, Blogger Flimsy Sanity said…

    When they hauled me in all strapped and handcuffed I said "Cab Driver once more round the block" and they shut the pass through window - which is actually what a cab driver would do. Ha

  • At 1:17 PM, Blogger Flimsy Sanity said…

    calling cops BOY - priceless.


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