S: Fire? By: Maddie Frricker
BC: The End
1: One of the most important things someone can do after doing something wrong is to own up to it. It may be hard, but in the long run, it is worth it. I learned this very valuable lesson one outlandish way last spring.
2: I had just had a normal day at school, and it was the end of the school day. My mom was picking me up early because I had a rehearsal for a play. It's a rule at my school that students must do this, so I signed myself out and was waiting for my mother to come pick me up.
5: Now, I had a lot of homework that day, so I leaned my bulging book bag against a wall. What I did not pay much attention to at the time was that the same wall had a fire alarm on it.
6: I had not been waiting long when I saw my mom's white Toyota come up the road. I gathered my belongings and swung my backpack over my shoulder, getting ready to get in the car,
7: but something absolutely terrible happened when I swung that home-work-filled bag. It is something I will keep with me for as long as I live. | When I swung it over my shoulder, MY ELBOW HIT THE FIRE ALARM!
8: Sure enough, the blaring siren bellowed and shrieked, sending kids scurrying out of the building.
9: In my horror, I ran to the office and yelled my confession frantically to Mrs. Schanz, even if it was one of the hardest things I ever did. '"Mrs. Schanz! Mrs. Schanz! My elbow hit the fire alarm, and now because of me, the whole school is going outside!"
10: She let them know that a student had accidentally hit the alarm, and there was no reason for them to come. | Faster than I have ever seen anyone move, she reached for the phone and called the Mequon Fire Department.
11: At this point, I had already left the building and had sprinted for my mother's car.
12: As I hopped in the car, I told my mother to drive away- FAST. With my cheeks on fire and my voice filled with embarrassment, I explained what had just happened. By the next day, the whole school knew, and my mom had told my entire family. It felt like everyone I ever met knew what happened to me!
14: Everything ended up being fine. The fire department and my school understood it was an accident, and said I would be okay. Though, no matter what they said, I still say this was the most embarrassing thing that ever happened to me.
16: Now, almost a year later, I realize I have learned a very valuable lesson from this experience. This is when you accidentally do something, it is very important to own up to it. That was extremely important in my situation because if I had not told Mrs. Schanz what happened, the fire department and police would have come and I probably have ended up being in serious trouble with our school. I did, however, own up to my mistake, and the adults understood.
17: They knew that God created us as imperfect human beings, who make mistakes sometimes. Who knows? Maybe one day something like this will happen to you, but as long as you own up to it, everything will be okay.!
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