I sympathise with the kid. People say that kids are cruel and speak their mind regardless of whether it's hurtful or not. But the truth is it's just something that they learn to do young, and it carries over into adulthood. They carry on with their life, get the wife, the kids and the mortgage, and never stop to think of the misery they inflicted/inflict on others, or the consequences of their actions. I often hope that our Hindu brethren are right, and that one day I'll be born again in a time when our species has finally got itself together, and such behaviour toward one another is just a part of our past.
Good to see you around, JC.