A DMK Production
I am Dominic and I am fourteen and just started at the high school this year. That's a picture of me right now up there. Yeah, I'm in trouble (again) and waiting to see Mr. Katz, our principal.
It seems I have a problem running my mouth, at least that is what Mr. Katz and my teachers and my parents and my friends say, and my mouth gets me in trouble sometimes. I have been to see Mr. K. twice already this year; yeah, running my mouth. Mr. K is cool and fair and all of us really like him and all he did the last two times was talk to me but said if I came back to see him again then his paddle would be doing the talking.
I am scared. My parents stopped spanking me when I was like ten. I get grounded now if I get in trouble. I guess I have sort of forgotten what a spanking feels like. I hear Mr. K. really lays it on and he gives most kids the max of four licks. While I have been sitting here another kid walked out holding his butt and he was crying - and he's a junior. I about fainted.
OK, I guess you guys need to know why I am in trouble. See, it really isn't my fault and I am innocent. Really I am.
We were walking in the hall between classes. Mr. Wright comes out of his class to tell everyone to hurry to class and stuff like that. As soon as Mr. Wright says that then me and this kid named Bobby were walking past his door. I don't like Bobby and he was trying to get me upset and was doing some trash talking and, OK, I guess he did get me upset 'cause I yelled at him and told him to shut the f**k up. Well as soon as I said that I passed Mr. Wright who had just told everyone to hurry along. Yep, Mr. Wright was certain I was talking to him. I tried to explain I was talking to Bobby but Bobby told Mr. Wright he didn't even know who I was. Mr. Wright is still convinced I dropped the F bomb on him but said it didn't matter 'cause I didn't need to be yelling language like that out in the hall anyway. Mr. Wright brought me here to the office and left a note for Mr. K. with the secretary.
So here I am. I am so scared.
I can refuse to be paddled but then I would get suspended. I have a huge important test tomorrow plus if I get suspended then my parents will ground me for forever. I can't be grounded. The homecoming game is this Friday and I just asked someone I'm really interested in to go with me to the game. I also have plans with the guys for all weekend. No way I can be grounded but I am not sure I can bring myself to take a
Do you guys think I will get paddled? Do you think if I explained what happened that it would matter? If I get told I am getting the paddle should I ask to be suspended (It would only be a day or two?) Maybe I can beg not to get grounded? Maybe I can make up my test? Maybe I can hide it from my parents? Would a paddling really be as bad as everyone says? What if my parents find out anyway? (The school is not required to tell them and I sure won't tell them but you know how people talk and then stuff gets back to my parents.) I wonder if Mr. Katz would consider something else other than the paddle or suspension, but what?
Help me! Any and all advice will be nice.