I worked in a drug rehab center for teenagers. I was new and only 21 years old, so it was a constant battle in the beginning to establish myself as someone to be obeyed. I had begun cracking down on bad behavior. One of our policies was that the patients could not have caffeinated coffee. I saw a girl at the coffee machine, and I knew she was getting the real stuff. I had finally caught her! She was a constant nuisance to me and the rest of the staff, and she was very sneaky. I, Micah, had caught her in the act. I yelled across the cafeteria, “Elaine! Put that back! I saw you get the regular coffee!”
“I didn’t…” she began, but I cut her off.
“Yes, you did. I watched you. Now, put it back!”
Then I remembered. The orange one was decaf, and I was an idiot who had just lost more authority in those sneaky little teenage minds.
micah the admin