Other Girls Liked to Play With Boys
Min and I were used to only talking with each other because other girls liked to play with boys and we didn’t. One day, however, I decided to sit with another classmate named Joyce at lunch because I thought she was very nice and I wanted to be friends with her too. Joyce was not a new student but we had never really spent time together so I thought I would get to know her. What I did wrong is that when I decided to sit with Joyce, I also decided not to sit with Min.
After that day, I started playing with Joyce and stopped playing with Min. I didn’t even sit with her at lunch. I didn’t notice that I had done anything wrong, but I rarely talked to Min. Min did not like that I was ignoring her. She was so mad, and she felt hurt by my actions. So, she started being mean to me. She started talking to Joyce and playing with her to make me feel bad. As usual, I sat with Joyce so that I could talk to her and have fun at lunch, but then, Joyce moved to another table and left me all alone. As days passed, the same thing kept happening. I tried to sit with Joyce but she avoided me and talked to Min instead of me. I felt very upset and confused. Then, when I realized Min was making up a plan to avoid me, I was shocked. I couldn’t believe that my best friend would ever do that to me. I was really sad and started crying in the middle of the cafeteria. Everyone was staring at me. I just wanted to have two good friends, but it turned into a disaster.
Playing in the Classroom
The next day, Min and Joyce still avoided me and ignored me. They played with people that they did not usually play with just to make me mad. Then, the worst thing happened. After lunch, when we were playing in the classroom, Min and Joyce were going outside to have a talk. I was very curious so I followed them, but the only thing I heard them say was bad things about me. I started crying again in the bathroom and I tried to talk to them. “Why are you doing this to me?” I asked them. They just ignored me and ran away. I still couldn’t understand what I did to deserve this. So I decided to never talk to Min anymore. Unfortunately, Min was telling everyone in the class bad things about me. So, no one wanted to be my friend. I had never felt so depressed before.
When I was lonely, I reflected hard on what I had done. At first, I was confused about why Min was so upset with me. Then, after a long time, I realized that I had really hurt Min’s feelings when I ignored her and sat with Joyce in the cafeteria. I did not consider her feelings then, but I understood how she felt now that I was the one being ignored. It is my fault that I didn’t talk to her and I should have thought about including her at lunch with Joyce. I think I could solve this problem better if it happened again. I won’t do that again. Min actually taught me a lesson about how to treat your friends and consider other people’s feelings.