That’s not what I said. And it wasn’t just being quietly excluded from the party. It was making darn sure everyone else in the class knew I was being excluded.
For your information, it wasn’t just this one incident. I was bullied all year by the class, including by the teacher–even though she was a nun. The kids told me I was stupid and ugly. When it came to picking teams for basketball, of couse I was the last one chosen, but it went beyond that. The team captains would then argue in front of everybody who had to take me on her team. And I wasn’t a bad player–we had smaller courts, and I could make a basket from center court, something even they couldn’t do. But popularity, not skill, was the deciding factor.
The teacher called all the other students by their first names, but I was always referred to by my last name. I remember her being red in the face, shaking with anger, and screaming at me over something as trivial as a book cover. (Interesting story. I knew I wasn’t good at covering books, so I had asked the girl in front of me if she would do it for me. Amazingly enough, she agreed. But when Sister, who was inspecting the book covers, came to me, she merely glanced at it, slammed the book on the floor, and went into a tirade about how lousy I was at covering books. She then picked up the other girl’s book and said, “Why couldn’t you have covered it like she did?” You have no idea how tempted I was to say, “But Sister, she did.” I didn’t because I thought it would humiliate her.) She was sweet as sugar to the other kids, but somehow I would get into trouble for something as innocent as saying, "Excuse me, Sister . . . " when I wanted to ask a question.
I am still waiting for your apology for saying I should just live with being mistreated. Is that your Christian attitude? That I should just lie down and be a doormat to anybody who wants to walk all over me? Is that what you would do, just take it like their behavior is okay? (BTW, I have turned the other cheek. I have turned it so many times my head was spinning.)
Please explain why you condemn me but don’t condemn the ones who mistreated me.