Today I came across the following article on ABC News. It made me smile inside because I love a little well deserved public humiliation.
An Ohio man is sitting on a street corner with a sign declaring he's a bully as part of his sentence for harassing a neighbor and her disabled children.
A judge ordered 62-year-old Edmond Aviv to display the sign for five hours Sunday. It says: "I AM A BULLY! I pick on children that are disabled, and I am intolerant of those that are different from myself. My actions do not reflect an appreciation for the diverse South Euclid community that I live in."
The Northeast Ohio Media Group reports ( http://bit.ly/1ieU3sA ) that Aviv arrived at the corner just before 9 a.m., placing the hand-lettered sign next to him as he sat in a chair. Court records show Aviv pleaded no contest to a disorderly conduct charge.
Schools are hitting the subject of bullying hard, because let's face it; the only thing worse than a fifth grade bully is a sixty-two year old bully.
But the article got me to thinking about this guy and what I would do if I were in his situation. Of course I never would be, because I'm not a douche, but suppose I were.
I was looking at this guy's picture and thinking...not only is he a bully, but he's also a really stupid one. Sure, you can put a funny hat on and some sunglasses, but dude, everybody can still recognize you! The judge may have ordered that he hold the sign, but I bet he didn't think to add in the rules that he had to be recognizable.
I'd be out there in a gorilla suit, I don't give a shit. I sure as hell wouldn't want anyone seeing my face or taking any real responsibility for what I'd done. I mean, you fuck with retarded kids and people will actually kill you. Don't be killed. If you're a bully, it's never too late to change, but you can't change if you're all dead and shit. If you end up in this situation, take a little advice from an expert at life: dress up like Lady Gaga, or Beyonce - anything but your lousy self.