Once breakfast was over (a bowl of Coco-Pops and a cinnamon
danish), I returned to my room to grab my bag, my mp3, phone and
a jacket. My bag and jacket, although they were in regulation
colours, were bound to land me in trouble. I didn't think the
teachers would appreciate my 'artistic' additions on them. But a
few pins wouldn't hurt anyone…hopefully. Anyway, it was
retribution; they didn't buy decent coffee, I wouldn't wear a
decent uniform. I checked the small alarm clock on the bedside
table, lifted my stuff and left the room. My trusty companion
Rose was waiting outside my door. She offered to show me to my
classes, but I declined; I wanted to be late. I couldn't make a
good impression on my first day! Anyway my first class was phys
ed and I could not be active so early in the morning.
The school building wasn't much to look at. It looked like your
average school… or prison. I wandered aimlessly around the halls
and I had planned to keep doing so until some teacher busted me.
'And what do you think your doing?' His voice was loud and he
sounded like he was gargling pebbles. I attempted to put an
innocent expression on my face to try and cover up the fact that
this man revolted me.
'I'm sorry sir, but I'm lost' I hoped that my puppy eyes were
working. Mr whatever-his-name-is took my class timetable out of
my hands and studied it. He then looked at me and opened his
mouth to speak. God his breath stank.
'I will inform your teacher that you will not be attending his
class. Now, you are to go to your room and change into the
correct uniform. Immediately.'
I guess I should explain. The girls' uniform consists of a white
shirt under a grey pinafore with either black tights or white
socks and shoes with a small heel. The boys' uniform is basically
a normal boy's uniform; white shirt, tie, black trousers, socks
(or tights if they really wanted) and, of course, black shoes. I
decided to combine the two; the girls shirt, tights and shoes and
the boys trousers.
'Sir, wearing skirts is against my religion.' I kept my voice
light and innocent. And it had the desired effect. He looked
'Oh, and what religion is that? It said on your record that you
were an Atheist' I kept my face straight and politely smile.
Needless to say I was marched straight to the head's office for
'insolence'. Such fun!