Oh yes, today I had a wonderful day(sarcasm).
Hmm... I especially liked the part where I got a detention. Why did I get one? Because my dad asked me to go to the bank to pay the mortgage for him in a mall about five minutes away from school by bus. I had to go during lunch. I expected it to take ten minutes max.
But, of course I was wrong. The people there had NO CLUE what they were doing. In fact, they were calling many different places to get answers. When I had only ten minutes to get back to school, they told me that my dad had ALREADY PAID THE BILL and that the next payment was scheduled for the 26th.
I nearly punched someone.
I had to run and find my friends who I had invited to come with me. Then, we had to run to school because we couldn't wait on the bus. We got to school late.
I ran to class, sweating like a pig and pretty sure that I smelled like one, too. My class had already started and my teacher, Ms. J was already teaching. She asked me why I was late and I said, "I had to do something at the mall for someone."
I only realized later that I sounded like one of those stupid kids who just fool around at lunch and don't care. She scowled, clearly annoyed with me and sent me to the office. I got a detention slip and returned to class, trying not to cry.
The entire class, I couldn't look at my teacher. I doodled in my book and drew sad and angry faces on my fingertips.
On the bus going home, I put my music up loud on my iPod and sat by myself so I wouldn't have to talk to anyone. I was trying really hard not to cry. I was pretty sure that when I got home, I would be blamed.
And I was right.
My step-mom pounced first: "How come you didn't call me when you were done at the bank?"
She: "Oh? Don't tell me you forgot."
Me: "I did." But, I didn't even know I was supposed to do that. Maybe she told me and I didn't hear her. I dunno.
She: *spazzing, ranting on, getting pissed.*
My dad: "I'm so sorry... what did you tell your teacher?"
Me: "That I had to do something at the mall for someone."
Him: "That's why you got the detention! Why didn't you explain everything?"
Me: *feeling even more like an idiot than I already know I am*
So, of course, I should have known to tell my teacher that I was doing something at the bank for my dad. Instead of simply saying that I had to do something for someone. I should have known. Why didn't I know all these things?
I have no idea. There are so many things that happen that I should have known what to do or say but didn't.