In elementary school, I had a bully that was a few years older. He was the verbal kind. He was the biggest, baddest kid in the school. He was able to walk his talk. When I was in jr. high, I had gotten into a fight with one of his friends who was in high school. I was able to quickly put an end to that. Word got out. I ran into the bully himself when I was a freshman in high school. I was quite noticeably bigger and taller. I said "What up shrimp?" and he ran. Him and his friends never bothered me again. Sometimes, you simply outgrow the bullies.