Students in middle school and high school need a recess period just like elementary school kids. Expecting people of this age to be able to sit still and focus for eight hours a day with little to no breaks is dumb imo.
I guess my personal experience is important here. My school had 20 minute lunch breaks and 4 minute breaks between classes to use the bathroom. Our mandatory study break was a no phone policy and basically did not count as a break because we had to sit in silence and study. Maybe my school just sucked.
All I wanna say is that there’s a special place in hell for whoever designed the stalactites dropping everytime you go under them. Not only did they make it knock you back every time it drops remotely near you, it’ll knock you off monsters too. And they couldn’t of put this in some obscure place in elder’s that you’ll fight a monster by a handful of times, no no no that’d be too easy. They have to be in the one spot golf rathian and silver rathalos protect with their lives. To whoever made it, not cool man. Not cool.
But my father didn’t continue reading, as he threw both the paper and eviction notice on the tire fire in the middle of what was, until the end of the week, our living room.
This is a long one. You've been warned. I don't know why this didn't come to mind sooner but it was probably my youngest feat of malicious compliance ever.
I'm still this little girl, all grown up. lol. Pray for my husband.
TL;DR: My school had a uniform policy that left the girls cold in the winter but wouldn't let us stay inside if we asked. So I used their own rules against them until they caved to my will.
Background: I went to a catholic school that had the traditional uniform every guy dreams about for some reason. White shirt, plaid skirt. Our uniform rules were strict about everything. Shoe color, sock color, jewelry, etc. And in those rules, it was clear that the girls could wear tights under their skirts but nothing else was permitted no leggings, no sweatpants, (yoga pants weren't a thing back then but they'd have been out of the question, too). Your choices were bare legs, pantyhose, or tights. So when winter rolled around, we were COLD. Like all the time. The school was a big old marble and limestone monstrosity so it was drafty and chilly. And we were just cold. To this day, I'm still always cold when I shouldn't be and I wonder if years of being too cold just set in somehow.
Anyhow, onto the story. Guess what else is cold in winter? Outdoor Recess. What sadistic evil jerk of a man thought it was a good idea to force children to play outside in the cold without protective layers is beyond me but that was the school policy. The boys got pants and blazers so they were always warm enough...though they might catch a chill. And yes, we could take our jackets but imagine being outside in a winter coat and a knee length skirt. The coat was only helping so much. While the boys played we girls would huddle next to sewer grates and storm drains in the area, trying to stay warm by the steam. Or if a delivery truck was on campus, we'd lean against the engine to leech some of the heat. I don't know how the faculty could watch this and just not care but they never did.
Edit: We did have Indoor Recess but only if there was precipitation. And I don't mean expected bad weather. I mean there had to be something actively falling from the sky when they flung the doors open. If it just finished snowing 2 inches before we went out, too bad. If it started raining 5 minutes after it started, too bad.
Then we got to 5th grade and they wanted to teach us responsibility. This meant not just grades affected when we missed homework bu... keep reading on reddit ➡