Mobbing: the Revenge of the Tall Blond Man (Lemaitre)


Main message board: for the discussion of topical track & field items only.

Mobbing: the Revenge of the Tall Blond Man (Lemaitre)

Postby EPelle » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:45 pm

An excerpt from Christophe Lemaitre's autobiography, Revenge of the Tall Blond Man, in which he discusses being mobbed in school/university:

http://leplus.nouvelobs.com/contributio ... vaire.html

In college, it turned to disaster. I didn't speak at home. I didn't want to say anything. However, my family was well aware that something was wrong. I was not a fighter (...) These college years were a hassle. I don't carry one good memory. They laughed at me constantly.(...) They took advantage, they insisted, because I was very reserved. I did not have the courage to answer. My shyness prevented me. It was hard to bear, especially during that moment.

How prevalent was mobbing in your school? Do you find it more or less widespread today?
EPelle
 
Posts: 21442
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:32 am

Re: Mobbing: the Revenge of the Tall Blond Man (Lemaitre)

Postby jazzcyclist » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:51 am

What is mobbing?
jazzcyclist
 
Posts: 10860
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:32 am

Re: Mobbing: the Revenge of the Tall Blond Man (Lemaitre)

Postby mump boy » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:28 pm

i <3 Christophe Lemaitre
mump boy
 
Posts: 5637
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:32 am
Location: saaaaaarf london

Re: Mobbing: the Revenge of the Tall Blond Man (Lemaitre)

Postby lonewolf » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:32 pm

I think the closest thing to mobbing when I was in college 1949-53 were "panty raids". :)
Anyone remember those?
lonewolf
 
Posts: 8816
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:32 am
Location: Indian Territory

Re: Mobbing: the Revenge of the Tall Blond Man (Lemaitre)

Postby norunner » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:56 pm

22 years old and already an autobiography. I wonder if Willow Smith (Will Smith's daughter) already has a bookdeal signed, after all, she is almost 13 years old.
What is it with all these autobiographies from very young and still very active athletes?
norunner
 
Posts: 1288
Joined: Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:21 pm

Re: Mobbing: the Revenge of the Tall Blond Man (Lemaitre)

Postby kuha » Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:00 pm

norunner wrote:What is it with all these autobiographies from very young and still very active athletes?


I'm sure the answer is super complex. But I'll take a guess: publishers see a way to make a quick buck.
kuha
 
Posts: 9036
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:32 am
Location: 3rd row, on the finish line

Re: Mobbing: the Revenge of the Tall Blond Man (Lemaitre)

Postby gh » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:32 pm

jazzcyclist wrote:What is mobbing?



<<The word mobbing is preferred to bullying in continental Europe and in those situations where a target is selected and bullied (mobbed) by a group of people rather than by one individual.>>
gh
 
Posts: 46335
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:31 am
Location: firmly at Arya's side!

Re: Mobbing: the Revenge of the Tall Blond Man (Lemaitre)

Postby Daisy » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:35 pm

kuha wrote:But I'll take a guess: publishers see a way to make a quick buck.

Never! You're such a cynic. Next you'll be telling me this is why they rearrange all the figures in their text books and then publish them as a new edition.

Back to the mobbing. I guess he was a target for being lanky, and probably not a natural talent at soccer, the only sport that matters. Being crap at soccer is a big mark against you in Europe.
Daisy
 
Posts: 13153
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:32 am

Re: Mobbing: the Revenge of the Tall Blond Man (Lemaitre)

Postby user4 » Wed May 01, 2013 6:46 am

Daisy wrote:
kuha wrote:But I'll take a guess: publishers see a way to make a quick buck.

Never! You're such a cynic. Next you'll be telling me this is why they rearrange all the figures in their text books and then publish them as a new edition.

Back to the mobbing. I guess he was a target for being lanky, and probably not a natural talent at soccer, the only sport that matters. Being crap at soccer is a big mark against you in Europe.


It is kind of interesting that the best soccer players are kind of shortish by US standards, with the exception of the goalie of course. Which leads to the obvious and tired observation that CL and Bolt could have made a spectacular impact on the continent or south america as soccer goalies ... instead they are running on a track,... oh what a waste of talent.
user4
 
Posts: 1438
Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:05 pm

Re: Mobbing: the Revenge of the Tall Blond Man (Lemaitre)

Postby eldanielfire » Wed May 01, 2013 9:21 am

kuha wrote:
norunner wrote:What is it with all these autobiographies from very young and still very active athletes?


I'm sure the answer is super complex. But I'll take a guess: publishers see a way to make a quick buck.


I think young autobios are ridiculous but if I was in my early 20's and was offered £70k+ to talk about my short life to somebody who will make it read better than what it is for a few weeks I'd not turn it down. Especially as you could lose form, have an injury end your career and never be as hot again.
eldanielfire
 
Posts: 1321
Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:07 am


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Run and Jump and 12 guests