My Experience With a Teacher
By Andrew Blau
“If you build the guts to do something, anything, then you better save enough to face the consequences.”
Everything in life comes with consequences, I can’t think that I can go through life doing whatever I want. When I do something stupid I have to know that there I’ll be consequences for what I do and I can’t go through life thinking there won’t be. It was a normal day at Fenn when Mrs McCarthy calls me over on the way to all school meeting. At once memories of what went down the week before ran through my brain. When Mrs McCarthy came over to me with a serious look on her face, I knew this wasn’t going to end well. At once Mrs McCarthy shows me an image of an Instagram post that is a video of me and my friends snapping markers during study hall. I respond with a simple “yes”. She proceeds to tell me that what I did was unacceptable and she gives me a Tuesday afternoon. After breaking this news to me she asks to meet with me after the meeting so we can have a more formal talk. After the meeting I spend 10 mins trying to find her until she calls my name from down the hall and takes me to the Library study room. She says “After speaking with Mr Ward we have both agreed that you will have to serve a Tuesday afternoon this upcoming Tuesday. The moment this information hits me my heart skips a beat. This one interaction with Mrs McCarthy changed so much for me. Before this all happened I simply thought that I could go through life doing whatever I wanted with no consequences. After having this conversation and having consequences for something I did I realized that I was totally wrong. I realized that everyone’s actions have consequences whether they are good or bad. You can control what you do but you can’t control what comes from it.