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They were puzzled at first but eventually they seemed to begin to understand that the teacher meant “war” as a metaphor. One student said, “My brother declares war on me when I bother his things” “My Dad blows up at bad drivers,” offered one girl. Another said she did war with one of her dishonest friends. Finally the thought appeared that all violence was in conflict with the idea of peace.Through the discussion the teacher introduced the concept that they could decrease violence and increase peace in their own lives by giving up the idea of fighting with others.
As far as I learn, "bother" is followed by somebody instead of something. So is "bother" naturally used here?
It may be fine in Gill's variety of English, but it sounds weird to me, I'd use disturb/touch/mess with/mess up/interfere with/play with or some other expression for inanimate objects.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
I agree. You could bother the cat, but I draw the line at bothering inanimate object.