Ah, but my friend, the level escalated, and thus you responded. I would concede that long term antagonism must be delt with, but a better place and time favorable to you should be chosen. I understand your point as I was picked on in grade school myself. I gather how I am presenting my opinion is flawed. I guess I am saying that dealing with bullies is much like tilting at windmills...to borrow a literary example. There will always be bullies, ignore the minor ones, resist the moderate ones, and kick the @ss of the hostile ones...in an appropriate location if possible.

If I have failed to make my point clear, the fault is mine.
"If you're gonna be stupid, you better be tough."