Let’s face it, everyone has questions that they are embarrassed to ask. Or you believe that you are alone in dealing with a situation. This is not true. Fickle Firsties is are the questions that you want to ask but aren’t sure how to.
My friends keep trying to talk me into playing truth, dare, or hex. I’ve seen some of the hexes and really REALLY don’t want to have them done on me. Is there a way to say no without looking like a baby or should I just kind of suck it up it and go?
-in line for the hospital wing
Dear In Line,
I’ll keep it simple if you don’t want to go then don’t go. Playing truth, dare, or hex is not for everyone-in reality most of the people that I hang out with don’t want to play that game but I do have several who play. They always offer and I always politely turn them down. That’s how our relationship works. And it seems to work well for us and for others in the castle as well.
This is a painful part of growing up, but it is a nice thing as well. This is the time that they learn to respect your choices and you learn to respect their choices as well. Don’t go run and tattle to a professor or a prefect because they are choosing to play a game, just have a handy excuse as to why you can’t play if you don’t feel like you can just say no without feeling like you are being a baby.
A tutoring session or time studying for an exam is always a good excuse to have on hand. And let’s face it, there are several older years who are willing to step in and serve as an excuse. Just ask.
Working hard to avoid the Hospital Wing even today,
A Former Firstie
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