Robert Acosta is an elementary school teacher, private tutor, freelance writer, and amateur middle-grade author based out of Phoenix, AZ. In his free time he likes to think way too much about comic books, play a myriad of tabletop games, and hang out with his wife and two cats. Follow him on: Twitter: @robacosta Instagram: @robacosta fifthdraft.com
You hear the click of your door handle. Without thinking, you hurl yourself out of your desk chair to your bed. You toss whatever it is you don't want your parents or guardians to see, back into the shoebox you've had since 4th grade, and slip it under your bed. Fast, quick, and no questions asked. So, what did you hide as a teenager?
It sticks out like a flaming tree in the middle of a forest. There's something about the person who you're talking with that's a little off. Their hair? No, that's not it. Their face? Maybe. Their intelligence? Yeah, that's what it is. Hard to forget someone who's so dumb you remember them for years and then write about it on the internet.
The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. Doesn't matter how nice you were trying to be to something or someone, there's still an excellent chance they'll hate you for what you've done. Because, seriously how dare you try and offer to pay for their drinks? Who do you think you are?!
Every day in a classroom is a roll of the dice. Educators and students alike have no idea what will happen when you put 20-30 teenagers in a room. Odds are it won't turn into a "Lord of the Flies" kind of situation. but on rare occasions you'll get an incredibly WTF moment that can be shared on the internet for all to see.
Fear of going to the doctor can be built up in your mind. Perhaps they'll find something life threatening? Or mabye it's a monetary reason you avoid a visit, especially in America. It there's one thing we know about America it's we are the best at insurance...
Whatever the reason, and there are many, people refuse to go to the doctor no matter how bad the diagnosis could be.
You could say Home Own Associations are sometimes run like the mob. Pay their fees and they'll take care of you, right? You can never tell how they're going to be operated. Maybe it'll be the friendly kind of mafia. That's can happen sometimes, right? Most often, and the HOA can go either way, they'll extort you and boss you around and make living where you live a nightmare.