I can still remember the summer before seventh grade. My friends and I were bored, so we decided to go to Dublin, where we had lunch together and window-shopped.
When we got to the Bart station, my friends told me that they were completely out of money. We came up with a plan to get the money from various people entering and leaving the Bart station. To our surprise, the Bart police came to arrest us. When we explained our situation, they allowed us to call home. Naturally, my parents were very upset with my actions.
On the way home, I became very scared of the consequences I knew I would have to endure. My punishment was much worse than I expected: a whooping. In my anger, I began to scream. That’s when my neighbors decided to call the police. My parents had to go to jail, so I was moved to a foster home for three days. I was then moved to my grandmother’s house. It was a wakeup call to my family.
This affected me in a very big way. It made me realize that it’s very important to think before you act. Now, this event can remind me of the consequences of not planning ahead.
7 years ago