Lifes Little Secrets

Lifes Little Secrets

Word Count: 1609 Life’s Little Secrets Everyone has that one experience in school that sticks with him or her through the years. It may be an embarrassing moment, or the discomfort of being the new kid in school. Although, I’m sure these are all valuable lessons some of the most profound lessons learned in life come from the times that people get in trouble or when they have gone a little too far. I have realized that putting aside my problems and opening up to people and exposing myself to someone new can be the beginning of many life lessons to be learned. I recall that moment well. I walked into his office. The look on his face was unpleasant. He made me feel inferior to him, not the way you should feel around your high school Dean of Students. I didn’t feel welcome, or even accepted. His beady eyes burned holes in my skin. I sat as he gazed into my tired eyes, and he asked me the following, “What’s going on?” How am I supposed to respond to this sort of question? If I say “nothing,” it’s a given that there is something. However, if I try to speak with him about anything, it will be like talking to a brick wall. Authority figures never have any compassion. They care only about the person that rules them. In this case it would be the headmaster. I reply with a comment which is very versatile, “Not much, and you?” He gives me a look of disappointment. He turns his back to me. I hate it when they do that. They always think I am going to be sitting there waiting for them to turn around as if they were the most important people in the world. I don’t though; I just admire all the hokey pictures and quotes on his white walls. If he actually believed in all these sayings he wouldn’t be working here. Suddenly, I feel my ears begin to burn. I try to re hearse in my head what I am going to say to him. He turns back around to inform me that I was absent this past Friday (just in case I didn’t know.) He …


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