“Disobey.”

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I learned very early in my childhood before I started school that acting bad or being bad brought about a spanking or a scolding at the least.
When I began school the report cards had a section labeled “disobeying,” and based on previous scoldings I knew never to have that box marked.
One of my friends did, and he received the standard neighborhood parental discipline, i.e., walking funny the day after report cards went home.

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School for me was not always rainbows and good grades, but I never received a “disobeying” mark on my report card. But starting in elementary through high school I organized and participated in pranks to get laughs.

But, three months before graduating from high school, a joke, I organized with my friends, went wrong. As we laughed, I recognized the teacher was not laughing displaying an anger I had never seen before in anyone. I felt horrible, and I knew I was in trouble.

Since it was my first time getting caught disobeying, I took the fall for my cohorts and provided an in person deeply sorrowful apology. The apology was accepted. I was not expelled, or disciplined and I graduated on time.

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Now, don’t you just love happy endings when someone is caught disobeying? 🙂

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