I've had two bullies. One bully bullied me from grade school until high school. Even though incidents were stretched out over years, I still felt traumatized. I never fought back. We saw each other one day. He was jogging and tried to hail me when he saw me. I gave him a dirty look and shook my head. It felt good dismissing him like that. I saw him on Facebook and he's a gym teacher now. Go figure.
The other bully I had was in junior high during lunch. I was sitting at a table consisting of black males. I am not black. We were having a great time laughing and joking around. But after a couple of weeks someone new showed up. He was shorter than most and so perhaps had a chip on his shoulder. He didn't like to laugh and he didn't like me.
One day he splashed his milk on me. I thought a split second and splashed some back on him. Standing up, he punched me. I stood up too. etc. No-one hit the ground. The fight ended with the both of us standing and trading punches. He had a few red welts and I had none. We both received three day suspensions. I never went back to that table.
One day I was riding the bus with my girlfriend and saw him at the back. My girlfriend and I sat in the middle. I don't mind saying she was pretty. So he saw us and saw how happy I was; I never saw him again.
Have you had bullies?