Take it back.
Take a running jump.
Each an expression I would have loved to have used against the bullies who affronted me each time they found me on the train home from school.
Thankfully mine was a short journey and they had to be quick to find me, I made sure never to sit in the same spot.
I’m sure karma caught up with them in later life and they realised the errors of their ways but something tells me they didn’t.
They weren’t blessed with manners; they could take it or leave it and more than once the taking was the order of the day. Coming as we all did from alleged Christian homes it always amused me that the worse characters I came across were so often from Christian homes. Where some sense of morality should have been present there was none, no value of human life and possession. It was for so many of them a take take world.
You have it, I want it, I’ll take it. A very simple philosophy on life.