She Isn’t Playing, Period

| Learning | July 16, 2013

(I am normally a good student, and never face disciplinary action. However, I am having a really crummy week, and finally snap at my coach.)

Coach “Okay class, we’re going to play kickball today!”

Me: “Seriously? I don’t want to play. Can I just walk around the gym or skip rope or something?”

Coach: “The class is too big, and if I let you do something else, other kids will want to do something else.”

Me: “Well, I’m not playing.”

Coach: “You will unless you want to visit the office. Now get up there and kick!”

(I stand at the plate, but just let the ball roll past me, not even attempting to kick it.)

Coach: “Are you going to kick the ball or not?”

Me: “No! I told you I don’t want to, and you can’t force me!”

Coach: “Office. Now. I’ll page them to let them know you’re coming.”

(I go to the office and am sent home early. The next day I apologize to my coach, who brushes it aside and I get away with a warning.)

Classmate: “I swear, I thought you were going to get detention! Coach’s face was so red yesterday; he looked like he was going to explode!”

Me: “Oh, it was easy to get out of. When the office asked me what happened, I burst into tears and told them I was on my period.”

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