You’ve got to love a kid who doesn’t think he’s the boss of the world.
That kid, in fact, can be quite charming, and he’ll sometimes even make a joke to the kids.
The trouble is, the bullying gets worse when he grows older.
You can always count on a little kid with a chip on his shoulder to be a little more than the sum of his parts.
Let’s take a look at a few ways to protect yourself when you see this kid at your pet shop, and how to avoid becoming a bully yourself.
Be polite When he’s at your store, ask him questions, ask if he’s feeling well.
Don’t just take his word for it, either.
You could also try to engage in conversation.
For example, “Hi, I’d like to buy some pet supplies.”
If the kid says he’s okay with you buying supplies for a pet store, he probably means it.
He might also mean that you’re going to buy his supplies.
Be patient and polite with him, but if you get upset with him or make him feel bad, just let him know you don’t want to deal with this again.
Be careful about your language The bully’s tone will make you think that you have the right to say whatever he wants.
But this is an unrealistic expectation.
If you’re being nice, you’re actually saying, “Hey, you have no right to bully me,” and you’ll probably be right.
A bully will tell you, “I told you so.”
And he’s right, even if you think he doesn’t mean it.
If your response to his bullying is anything like what he says, then he probably isn’t as upset as you think.
He probably just wants you to leave.
And the best thing to do is to tell him, “Just let me explain.
I don’t know how you know, but you do.”
Get help Before it gets out of hand, you should talk to your pet store manager or the owner if he feels that you’ve been bullied.
A pet store can help you by making sure that you get what you want, and you’re not getting harassed again.
If that’s not possible, you can get help from your veterinarian.
He can check to make sure that your pet is healthy and that it has been vaccinated, and if necessary, will even offer to take the kid to a vet if needed.
Be sure to tell your veterinarian about any pet-related problems that you think may have led to the bullying.
If he doesn, he’ll try to help you solve the problem.
Be honest When he asks you to do something, don’t tell him to shut up.
You may not be able to make up for your ignorance or your fear of being called a “bigot,” but you’ll at least be honest about what you’re doing.
You’ll say, “Well, I don’ know what the answer is, but I guess I should try to give you a little help.”
And if you can’t give him the answer he wants, you’ll ask him again, and again, until he gives you the answer you want.
It’s not easy for bullies to make themselves feel like they’re better than they are, but it’s one of the best ways to fight back against bullying.
Learn to deal calmly With the bully, you need to be able not to yell or punch him.
You need to just let your guard down and be patient.
If it looks like you might be in trouble, just say, if you feel like it, I’ll take the bully to the police.
That’s not a threat.
And if it looks really bad, say, I’m sorry, but this is not the kind of thing I would do.
Be calm and be confident, and trust that when you have a conversation with a bully, he doesn