“Better To Be Alone Than In Bad Company”
My experience of hanging out with the wrong crowd has taught me that not all people are just like me. It has also taught me that good friends are hard to find. That is why it is “Better to be alone than in bad company.” My experience with hanging with the bad crowd goes back to high school at the end of the school year 2000. I was a freshman. I knew this girl by the name of Christina. She was a really nice person. We talked on the phone, did our homework together, and ate lunch together. We did everything best friends do. Christina also had another side to her. I couldn’t figure it out but I knew I would see it sooner or later. Although I didn’t really know all the things she did in her personal time, I still considered her a friend.
One Sunday, Chris and I had made plans to catch an early movie along with some other guys from school because the next day was a school day. On the way to the movies we started discussing our grades. I remember that Chris had told me she had been slacking off, and she had a “D” in History class and in her house a “D” was not acceptable. If she did get a “D”, her parents wouldn’t let her participate in any
So I said good luck and stepped out of the vehicle and they drove off. The next day was school. So Chris asked me again, "Kelli are you going to do it or not" I said, "Chris, you know stealing and cheating is wrong, if I get caught in the act I will be the one getting an "F". " I said, "Why would I risk my reputation for you I don"tmt hang with people who try to manipulate me to do wrong things. After first period was over, I had to pass by the principal"tms office to turn in an excuse form. They were my constant company, but I was able to separate myself and forget them. I glanced at Christina before I left. At this point, I knew this friendship wasn"tmt going to be repaired, and deep down inside I really didn"tmt want it to be. " Really hoping she wouldn"tmt ask me again or forget about it. I knew that if I got caught stealing a test or cheating on a test that I would be the one facing all the consequences. Besides I knew that my parents would be very upset if they found out I was planning to cheat with a stolen test and that I was willing to take the fall for someone else. My mom and dad always said study hard and earn your "A" and to never take the easy way out and cheat. I asked, "Why don"tmt you steal the test yourself" She responded, "I don"tmt have enough guts to, and anyway if you were any kind of friend you would do this, Chris said, "And to just think if we can get an "A," you will pass and I wont have a D average anymore. I was dropped off, and I told the guys good night and I said to Chris, "I "m sorry; I won"tmt do it. So I walked off and then I went to my class and left her standing there with her mouth open.