For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, about 2 years ago

    Not living up to Richard Starkey’s song, Lawrence and other kid are. (Best of luck to you, Michael Patterson.)

  2. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, about 2 years ago

    To quote Snoopy in today’s Peanuts strip, “It doesn’t take long to find out who your friends are!”

  3. Jenna Rose

    Jenna Rose said, about 2 years ago

    Mike needs some larger friends.

  4. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, about 2 years ago

    Yep, easy to see that bullying starts in the lower grades, not just high school. Nows the time the school should be paying attention and nipping these ‘threats’ in the early stages. However, a bully always knows when he won’t be seen and how to issue a scary threat. Michael should have his dad visit the school and then they can all confront this bully in the principal’s office together.

  5. psychlady

    psychlady said, about 2 years ago

    Friends – always there when you need them!!! Sometimes!

  6. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Why wait till later. Let’s get ready to rumble. (I got suspended from school for fighting)

  7. K.C. Fahel

    K.C. Fahel said, about 2 years ago

    Oh, man…I’ve been there! When I was in high school I remember one day so clearly. A girl threatened to beat me up for an imagined slight. I literally BEGGED some of my “friends” to walk with me. I KNEW the other girl would leave me alone if I WASN’T alone. However, no one would. I got a severe beating that day.

  8. Knightman

    Knightman GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Didn’t have any problems when I was young. I had 5 brothers and Bullies did not mess with any of us.

  9. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I remember being “called out” to fight after school and trying to get a large friend to walk home with me


    He chickened out and I walked home alone


    Two bullies showed up, I only had to fight one


    The other one didn’t want to fight after he saw what I did to the first one


    Having 2 older brothers came in handy sometimes, I could hold my own with them and their friends so the kids my age weren’t much of a problem

  10. Elsie Ross

    Elsie Ross said, about 2 years ago

    well mike did bean Brad with the eraser . Brad is probably all talk

  11. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    That stinks. It’s always easier to deal with a bully with a crowd. The bully is less likely to mess with you when he/she knows there’s more than one to deal with.

  12. prrdh

    prrdh said, about 2 years ago

    @kfccanada

    Absolutely. You don’t want kids learning to settle their differences on their own, without ‘experts’ to prescribe the correct course of action. Without proper guidance, they might make mistakes…or even worse, find that they can get along without the ‘experts’ very nicely, thank you.

  13. ewalnut

    ewalnut said, about 2 years ago

    About 10 or 15 minutes before class ended, I used to tell the teacher I had to go to the bathroom so I could leave class early — and then run home instead. That was the only way I could avoid the bullies.

  14. freewaydog

    freewaydog said, about 2 years ago

    @SUSAN NEWMAN

    I wish in the 70’s & early 80’s that I got support for bullying too, in elementary and ESPECIALLY Jr. High! Say, isn’t Brad the kid who grows up to be a cop & he gets nicer?

  15. hcr1985

    hcr1985 said, about 2 years ago

    @prrdh

    I get what you are saying, but there is also an issue of safety here. There have been stories where kids have been rushed to the hospital, and even died, because the bully landed the punch right in the back of the head, or right in the temple and the kid bleeds to death internally. It is one thing for kids to learn how to settle differences, but when a kid feels threatened, he or she needs to reach out.

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