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Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Queen Bee



The most popular girl at my middle school was Mindy.

She was the All-American teen dream. Blonde. Cheerleader. Gorgeous.

She was also a complete psycho bitch.

I was introduced to Mindy on my first day of seventh grade. She was in eighth.

She was in two of my classes that year. She was repeating seventh grade science and she was also in my gym class.

In science class, she entertained herself by making fun of everyone. To their face. For example, she would turn to a girl, look her up and down, and sneer something like, "Where did you get that shirt? A thrift store?" and then smirk. Even the guys weren't spared. One of my favorite Mindy quotes from class was: "Mr. Anderson, I don't like sitting in alphabetical order. All these ugly boys with B names have dandruff. It's so gross."



In gym class, it was the same. She had an insult for everyone.

She especially tortured my poor friend Susan because Susan had acne.

"Oh my god will you please wash your face so I don't have to look at your disgusting bumps anymore!" Mindy screamed at Susan one day, out of the blue. "You look like fucking braille!"

The first time she targeted me, I was completely unprepared. I was walking out of gym and Mindy came up behind me and pushed me to the ground. She ran off with her cheerleader friends, laughing. One of her friends seemed concerned though and said, "hey, that was really mean." Mindy rolled her eyes and retorted, "Who cares, it was just a seventh grader!"



In addition to being a mean girl, Mindy also suffered from disillusion. She sincerely believed she was going to be the future Queen of England.

"I don't need to know photosynthesis," she told Mr. Anderson in science class. "I'm going to marry Prince William."

Her engagement to Prince William was also the reason she couldn't participate in dodge ball that year. Our gym coach was not amused.

By the second semester of seventh grade, I had grown fed up with Mindy. I was tired of watching her rip apart every girl (or guy) who came in her path. She made me sick. I hated her.

So, I shouldn't have been surprised by my bravery one day in April.

She walked into science class, looked me up and down, and snidely said, "Somebody told me your dress was ugly."

Without hesitating, I stood up, looked her square in the eye, and said, "That's funny because somebody told me my fist was in your face."

The entire classroom got quiet and then all of the sudden, people clapped and cheered. It was like out of a movie!! Mindy was shocked and speechless. She slumped into her seat and I glowed in victory. It was an epic moment in my life.



We both knew I wasn't really going to hit her. I was a tiny little mouse and she towered over me. But I do believe it was the first time anyone, especially a younger girl, had stood up to her.

I wish I could say Mindy stopped torturing people after that, but she remained the same. She did, however, leave me alone. I was never the victim of her cruelty again.

During the Royal Wedding mania last month, I started thinking about Mindy, after all those years. I had not seen her since seventh grade. We went to different high schools. I decided to look her up on facebook.

I was hoping she had grown fat and ugly and perhaps might be homeless in a ditch somewhere.

Unfortunately, life was kind to Mindy, it seems. She ended up becoming a news reporter for a television station in Dallas and then got married to some rich businessman in Chicago. That's where she's living now. She has really adorable children too. And from her facebook wall, I can tell she's still a total bitch.

Doesn't that suck?

53 comments:

Asta said...

haha..this was totally like watching a teen movie..you are awesome..i went to highschool back home in Asia and never had this problem..thank god!

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MG said...

No one is ever as happy as they seem on facebook. I bet she's miserable...

AND I bet people write shit about me like this...Jesus...LOL.

Kavery said...

This is straight out of 'Mean Girls'. Sadly Mindy's life proves Karma doesn't work all the time or she'd have got what was due to her after all that bullying!

David L Macaulay said...

aw shucks - I was really hoping this would conclude with you saying she's now 400 lbs and lives in a dumpster in the Bronx. Sadly the complete bytches tend to go place. Nice post, tho

Alicia said...

In sixth grade there was a group of girls who were really mean to us and my friend's mom told us not to worry because if you peak in middle school there's really nowhere to go but down.

It's very true and definitely something I will tell my daughter some day.

Belly B said...

Hahahhahaha I wanna look her up on Facebook too.. Sounds like Regina George alright.

<3 Belly B

Meri said...

Pure awesome! Way to be a hero!

anhesty said...

def like watching a teen drama...

Cookie said...

Oh! I had two girls like she in Junior High, That was just annoying. But there was nothing to do bout them fortunately after 3 years I could go on and do not see them anymore. And Mindy...
Let's just hope she is not happy w/ her rich husband ;)

Syrious said...

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Michaela said...

I loved this story, it was just like a teen movie! Well done you! Great post!
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Sherin said...

Eugh, she sounds horrible. Don't worry, karma will bite her in the ass one day. I just don't get how mean some people can be! There's no need.

{Selma} Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Sucks big time. I had all kinds of Mindy's in my class. All girls, so you can imagine how that went. Hated it. The torture was silent which can be equally as difficult, beccause you know they talk about you and all but behind your back which hurts, too. I got over it and when I see those girls today I just ignore them and wish them all the best and hope that Karma kinda works its way or maybe already has worked wonders. Who knows.

Love the pictures you chose. :) Perfect.

xoxo

Lorena said...

amazing post!
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a woman's right to shoes said...

I loved reading this story, it is exactly like I imagine American bitches to be like. This was like watching Mean Girls

Vanilla - notes from my closet said...

Loved reading this! you are SO brave :) I bet she's miserable in reality and her 'perfect'life on Facebook is just a facade :)

Love, Vanilla

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Michelle Lee said...

haha i loved watching mean girls and all the teen movies
i always thought middle school was where all the drama began but it was just about everywhere ;)

Audrey Allure said...

While it may seem like her life is going well, it could be miserable behind closed doors - karma's a b!

Shannon said...

Oh man. That does suck. But I guarantee she isn't *truly* happy. Mean people never are. I'd rather have loving family and great friends rather than a good job and rich husband.

La Tendedera said...

she's probably a total a*hole to her little ones and her husband an a*hole to her. We attract what we give.

Francesca R said...

It sucks!!!
No way such a psycho achieved all this!!!
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Tights Lover said...

No. It doesn't suck at all.

Why, you ask? Oh, because we're going to drive to Chicago and punch her the fuck out. That's why.

Have a nice weekend, by the way.

LiezyL said...

oh my, i cant believe girls like that exist in real life. its a good thing she's living in dallas, or else she could have stopped the royal wedding and embarrassed herself. haha!

Josie said...

I always hope that people like that eventually get what they deserve... Although that's not normally the case. But I TOTALLY know what you mean about that girl.
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Vintage Vixen said...

I was (meanly) hoping she'd be an embittered divorcee with a habit. What a cow. xxx

Rachel said...

You go, girl! I'm glad you stood up to her. And even though she's probably living a nice life now, besides still being a bitch, I bet she's secretly devastated she won't be marrying Prince William now. Hahaha! :P

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Wow Jennifer! I can totally agree with you that bullies like Mindy are in every highschool and it sucks. I've been bullied before because I was a complete foreigner in a new school where it was a pain to fit in or make friends and I felt like a complete outsider for years. Unlike you, I didn't have the courage to stand up to any of my bullies. I was a total pushover and I was just too concerned with wanting to please everyone. It's inspiring to read your story and you never really know how someone's life is no matter how perfect it looks on the outside! xoxoxoo

Chloe said...

Haha i really enjoyed reading this:) Good for you!
It really is like something out of a movie! xx

Venus In Virgo said...

OMG! I was thinking a doing a post about my childhood school nemesis! We think so alike it's creepy ;) hey if you have any beauty,skincare or fashion questions you can have them answered by pro's, just ask on the blog and have a great weekend XOXO

Bonnie said...

First, I adore every single movie that you posted on here.
Second, I'm so glad you stood up to that stupid bitch. I hate mean girls. I never see a reason for acting so mean to somebody who has never done anything to offend you. I dealt with plenty of mean girls in grade school and high school. Unfortunately for them, I actually did hit some.
Mess with the beast, and deal with the consequences, bitches.

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Some Girl said...

i lol'd reading this post. i feel like you should write a book with pieces like this. it's like the devil wears prada meets joan didion.

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Dahl said...

wow that's hilarious!! she sounds exactly like so many of the girls in 7th grade at my school...this girl came up one time as I was fixing my hair before gym class, and she stood directly in front of the mirror i was clearly using, and just stood there obnoxiously blocking me. These girls...at least we can have the satisfaction of knowing we're nicer people. http://thearcenciel.blogspot.com/

Oh to Be a Muse said...

you gotta admit, jen, saying someone's face looks like braille is pretty hilarious! :)

i didn't think girls like this really did exist. i thought they only existed in movies because i didn't have girls this mean in my school.

when i was reading the end of your post i thought you were gonna say she is married with adorable kids and i can tell by her facebook that she's changed. but it's even funnier that she's still a total bitch.

you're such a great writer! <3

Sherry said...

Lol! Life just isn't fair is it? But you can't have everything, so I'm sure there's something that you have that she's jealous of! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog - I appreciate it so much! :)

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Harija said...

LoL love the story

Pop Champagne said...

i read a report that most of those mean girls do grow up maturing and never really turned fat or ugly, which is too bad, though a few at my school did lol. yeah there are mean people like that everywhere, but at least shes no queen of england LOL

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

This was a fun read. I love the photos that went with the story!

Daphne.
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yiqin; said...

:/ there are no queen bees in sg tho.

Diego R. Wyatt said...

LMAO...she's still a bitch, huh? That does suck, but it happens. It seems to me that facebook is an easy way for people to prject the life they wish they have rather than the one they have, if that makes sense. It's probably just a farce. Karma is a bitch. She's probably as unhappy as the people she tortured in high school.

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Haute World said...

I was so absorbed in your story, I felt like I was there! Definitely comparable to Mean Girls, the movie. I was rooting for her current life to be horrible, but it seems bitchiness sometimes does get people ahead. What a shame. I'm curious as to how you can still tell she's a bitch from her wall though... I'm assuming shallow talk and putting people down? Well, at least you don't have her in your life anymore. Who knows how happy she really is...

lifeontherocks said...

my god! now thats some story! oh and she is having the happy ever after and that too on facebook :P :D ...yup i too would be jealous.....In India, we do encounter these kind of kids.....but its not this extreme.

Megan said...

Hahahaha. I loved this post so much. It was like a good book. I totally hate mean girls...and it's totally unfair that Mindy is rich and successful with pretty kids. UGH!!

pilgrimchick said...

Some people never change--but that doesn't mean they're happy. People like her only target others they can be certain aren't going to put up a fight. Clearly, you weren't "worth her time" after you stood up to her. Good job.

Miksu said...

I know the type too... We don't have exactly a girl like that but very close. Talks shit about everyone. thinks she's so cool and because she is so bad ass and smokes and drinks every weekend, everyone has to hear on mondays how she vomited 'cause she was so drunk -.- annoying!

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absofuckinglutely

Marianna said...

Hey!
I read everything you wrote in this post!
I loved the story!
Nice!
Marianna

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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

That doesn't seem right. Hmm hopefully she has changed?

Oooh yes get on Instagram and let's share all those fun pictures of food, travel, and weekend fun!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Savvy Gal said...

LOL... those movies were great. : )

lalabang said...

hahaha it so like out of a movie!! Luckily for me, school was ok..we don't have any bitches :D

Mina said...

Wow, I had girls like that in middle school. I hated them too. I applaud you on standing up to her though!

Mallory In New York said...

That's so funny!! I still remember the only bitch who ever bullied me- This ugly girl with glasses and frizzy hair named Destiny. UGH. I looked her up on facebook, and she now goes to community college and is a waitress at 'Lake Worth Rum Shack'. Lol! Great post, I LOVED IT!!!

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StyleID said...

Ohhh no, I was hoping the same thing you were. Well, life doesn't stay with anything.
Looks like we all had a Mindy in school, mine was in high school and we run into each other 10 years later in a different country, where we were both living. It doesn't look like 'my Mindy' had been as lucky as yours :)

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Ocean Dreams said...

Ha ha she sounds like a piece of work! You know what? She probably isn't even happy. People like that are totally insecure with themselves. You my dear are the complete opposite. You are genuine, real, and a true beauty!

Gayatri said...

Oh no. I had one of those in my school too. She was meaner than mean and she was the reason I hated my last two years of school.

But but but ... I met her on a trip to NYC a few weeks ago and she had a string of 6 flings, a drug addiction and an abortion. She gained 40 lbs and asked if I could hook her up with any of my single friends.

We also had a male version of this bitch. And he ended up in rehab.

True story!