Once the bell rings, signaling the end of lunch, Jared walks to his 5th period class feeling unwanted and alone. As he walks in, he could see everyone turning in their chairs and laughing at him. He then goes to his usual seat in the back of the class, so no one will notice him. He hates it when people stare at him, but other people don’t seem to mind. As he sits in the back minding his own business and trying to get the thoughts of murdering Johnny out of his head, he gets hit with a piece of chewed up gum.
He almost freaks out because people know how much he hates germs. Then a minute later, another boy in the middle of class throws a snot-filled tissue at him. Jared can’t take it any longer because the teacher sees, but won’t do anything about it. Jared then gets out of his seat in the back and yells, “I’m tired of being treated poorly and you people should give me respect even if I look different or act different from you guys. Do you know how it feels to be constantly put down every single day and feeling like an outcast to everyone at school?” The whole class goes dead silent.
The following day, people approach Jared at school and apologize for what they have been doing to him all these years. Teachers begin to be nicer and some people even offer to sit with him at lunch. Jared begins to be much happier to not feel as alone as he used to be. He does not regret speaking his mind and letting everyone understand what he felt every single day of his life.