After being pulled up for having a laugh at what was effectively a bullying anecdote in the Dog Shit thread I got thinking of awful stuff you did as a kid. I don't think I was ever too bad, certainly never a proper bully, but I specifically remember and am slightly haunted by:
- The delight I took in killing insects (bees, wasps), crabs, slugs, things like that
- Discovering that one of the kids a few years below us would eat sweets off the ground and throwing sweets down and laughing at him with friends as he scarpered around picking them up
- One of my friends (when I was maybe 14) really got to me one day, and pissed me off so much I said to him, "Well at least I don't live in a council house." That was bad.
- Telling another close friend when I was slightly older that he'd probably end up doing, "some really shit degree like Art or something." I have no memory of saying this but he brought it up years later when he was drunk, so it obviously stayed with him. That one hurt.
Please share your own painful memories.