Today I got an e-mail from my friend that she’ll probably unable to get online for a while. The reason? She got grounded for messing up on her final. I asked her if she can get on AIM so we can talk and so she did.
Me: so they grounded you for messing up?
Her: I dunno, they were pretty mad and yelled. I said I tried my best but I guess it was a “disappointment” and Internet is “messing me up”
Her: So I can’t go on as much
Her: I have to study and stuff
Me: what are you going to do about it?
Her: Hmm? About what?
Me: about your parents grounding you I mean
Her: Is there anything I can do? I mean, they are the parents
Her: I’m kind of depressed that they think I’m a disappointment though
Me: lol, if we switch parents, I would get disowned in like, 30 seconds
Her: Lol… I think you’ll manage
Me: nah, I suck under pressure
Me: I think you should talk to them
Her: It’s fine
Her: I need the good grade anyways
Her: Hey, I gtg
Her: Parents are coming
Yeah, I don’t understand it either. Do her parents seriously think that getting a B on the final is the end of the world?
How could she be a disappointment? I mean, I know her. She was the one that always get good grade, know 3 languages, and can play both the violin AND piano. Sometimes, I don’t get how parents think. How can they call her messed up and disappointment? Can’t they just appreciate what she done already? Seriously, she is so talented.
I wish we could talk more, but then again I don’t really know I could persuade her to talk to her parents about it. Her mind seemed pretty made up and I’m not really persuasive.