Author – Unlucky lad
Having mistakenly been given detention the day before and endured having shoes confiscated and sat amongst boys laughing at my situation I tried to forget it and not let anyone else know to hide further embarrassment. Unfortunately I had forgotten that some classmates had seen me through the window and they had told my best mate Jason.
Jason belittles others to make himself look good and immediately took advantage of my detention. Telling everyone he would never get detention, getting his shoes confiscated and be seen in his socks like a naughty schoolboy. This added further to my embarrassment. He asked why I had got detention and I lied to save more belittling from him. ‘I took a shortcut through the staff entrance and got caught’ I told him. He still managed to make fun of me.
Later he told me he was meeting a girl after school at McDonald’s and wanted me to come along. What he really wanted was for me to distract her best friend so he could disappear with this girl. I said I couldn’t because of detention again. He wasn’t pleased that my detention spoiled his plans and not bothered about his best mate having to endure further embarrassment.
Instead of telling him unpolitely to go away I hatched a plan to totally spoil his after school activities at McDonald’s.
I told him that my sister knew the girl and liked guys to show their feminine side and that he should wear pink socks. He went out at lunchtime and bought a pair. I told him to put them on when the end of day bell went to save time getting to McDonald’s after helping me get out of detention.
I told him to come to the detention room and tell the teacher that the Headmaster sent him because he needed to see me. We would leave and the teacher won’t check as there was no telephone in the room. He was so fixated at getting off with this girl he accepted every word I said. Off I went to detention. There was more boys than the day before, we all took our shoes off and queued in our socks to place our belongings in the stationary cupboard. It was a different teacher today. Mr Jackson who was very efficient and a good listener. He locked the cupboard and everyone sat down.
Ten minutes later there was a knock at the door. ‘Enter’ shouted Mr Jackson. In came Jason, glanced a smile my way and said to Mr Jackson ‘I’ve been sent by the Headmaster, he needs to see Andy, Sir’. Mr Jackson had listened to Jason and didn’t assume he was there for detention, my plan wasn’t working. He unlocked the cupboard, get your stuff Andy. Damn I thought Jason gets his way again. We started heading for the door and Mr Jackson locked the cupboard and followed us. He took us to the headmasters office. ‘I need to go’ said Jason. ‘Wait’ said the teacher. The headmaster’s office was locked. His secretary said he’d left at lunchtime. Mr Jackson marched me and Jason back to the detention room. He opened the cupboard door and shouted ‘Shoes off, both of you’. There was an almighty uproar of laughter as Jason removed his black Brogues showing bright pink socks on his feet. Our shoes where locked in the cupboard with our bags and coats. Jason was given two extra detentions for lying and not conforming to school dress code. I was given another for trying to evade detention. We both sat there in our socks, Jason no longer laughing and smug with a face blushing the same colour as his socks. My extra detention was worth it to see smile wiped off Jason face.