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If you’re hopping Possession blogs today, you know I’m supposed to be discussing a time when I broke the rules. *takes deep breath* And since [in Possession] Vi, Jag, and Zenn are teens, I’m digging back into my teens for this one as well. Here goes.
Several years ago, while on a tour with my advance drama class (I think it was either my sophomore or junior year of HS), we’d stopped for lunch between performances, at a strip mall which included a movie theater. After eating, a group of friends and I wandered to the closed theater, and discovered an unlocked side door. The boy (I’ll call him…Jack) who discovered that the door was unlocked looked at the rest of us with a mischievous glint in his eye. “We have to go in.”
I looked at Jack, the wheels in my brain turning. “We should check to see if the theater is being robbed.”
Another friend (we’ll call him…Allen) opened the door went in, grinning. “Let’s just call it what it is. Breaking and entering.” But the rest of us willingly followed him (as was pretty typical of us). There was no one inside, and the place was clearly meant to be closed and locked up tight. But. We were in there.
Now, being that we didn’t have a lot of time, and none of us were really “bad” kids, we didn’t do anything more than explore, run around screaming, and do a few cartwheels in the lobby. Well, actually, since I’m telling the truth, “Jack” insisted he had to do something that could be classified as vandalism. So he found a light bulb on a countertop and broke it to bits over a garbage can.
Then we found a payphone and called the police to report the open door.
And. We were late getting back to the bus, and got in big trouble with our teacher.
I spent a lot of time with this particular group of friends, and we somehow managed to end up in a number of situations like this. No. We really weren’t baddies. We were just into having fun.
Okay, your turn. What rules have you broken?