Writers Workshop

Mama's Losin' It

Linking up with Mama Kat again for the Writers Workshop – here’s this weeks topics:

1.) Lou Holtz (don’t ask me who that is) once said, “life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.”
Do you believe this? Describe a time when you feel like you could have responded a different way and produced a different outcome.
2.) I miss the friend you used to be. (The Myth Of You And Me)
3.) The most unbelievable blue eyes you’ve ever seen…

4.) The craziest reason I ever got in trouble as a child.
5.) What would you ask forgiveness for?
inspired by this Post Secret.

And, the thing I choose to write about is, the craziest reason I ever got in trouble…

The year was 1983 and I was hanging out with my bestie Deb and another friend C. We were out of school, it was Saturday night and we were headed for the beach. AFTER we treated ourselves to a fine dinner out at the Brown Derby, complete with “virgin” Pina Coladas. After dinner we headed to the beach, our illicit booty of cigarettes, Virginia Slims to be exact, ready to be smoked.

We were home by curfew, and spent the rest of the weekend lazing around in the air-conditioning and painting our toenails.

On Monday, we returned to school. Our school, was a private Christian school; with a whole different set of rules than you would think. Let me also tell you that at this time we were all 16 and Deb and I’s parents knew we smoked. They smoked too, and felt like they were fighting a losing battle keeping us from doing it to. (All these years later I know… they were right; I still can’t quit)! By our second period class there were whispers in the hall about our “wild weekend”. By lunch we were in the office. Our friend ‘C’ couldn’t handle the guilt of smoking, so she confessed; ratting us out in the process. Now, again, we were not breaking any parental rules here, we were not on school property, and it was a weekend.

Deb and I were suspended for a week. They were just as concerned that we had ordered ‘virgin drinks’ as they were that we had been smoking. It was the week before finals; and we were missing all the final review being suspended. Our parents were not amused… they weren’t mad at us, they were seriously upset with the school. It was my last year there…

Now it’s your turn:

Mama's Losin' It


2 thoughts on “Writers Workshop

  1. WOW. That would make me furious. It seems like it should be illegal and certainly unchristian for them to kick you out for something you did not on school property or when you were supposed to be in school especially if your parents allowed it. That’s just BS!

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