Today was not a good day.
I was sort of goofing around in band when the director, Mr. Ryan, asked, in front of everyone, if I wanted him to call my mom about how I was acting?
I was so angry. Sure, I was goofing around, but so were Nick and Aaron. And that’s just in my section.
I could feel my face burn.
I wanted to quit right then and there.
Luckily, the bell rang and I didn’t have time to do something I would regret.
Maybe I would apologize later for how I was acting, but I also feel that he owes me an apology for embarrassing me.
I guess I couldn’t stop thinking about it because all of the girls at lunch asked me what was wrong. I couldn’t imagine reliving that humiliating scene by telling them.
Lindsey texted later that night and I told her a bit of what happened:
R u ok?
Something happened in band.
Want 2 talk?
Not really. But thanks.
I’m here if u want to talk.
The next thing I know, Aaron sends me a text. The first one ever and I’ve known him for two years.
It’s a group text. He’s invited me into a group called “Honors Math.”
I start to figure out who the other boys in the group are by what they write. I think I know who Nick is, so I put his name into my phone under my contacts.
Someone actually writes, why did u invite Jack?
Then Aaron replies, bc he’s my friend.
I’m almost glad we got into trouble together. That’s the nicest things anyone’s written about me in all of middle school.