I was walking to school the other day, and I decided to take a shortcut across the field, and get to school a few minutes faster, at least that’s what I thought. When I finally got to the field, I noticed that there were a lot of people on it. Usually, the field should be empty, I wasn’t sure what was going on, but I proceeded towards the school. I saw a friend of mine, who informed me what all the fuss was about. Some girl had said something to some other girl, and a fight was brewing and everyone wanted to watch. Because I feel I’m too mature for such idiocy, I took off towards class.
I guess they are right when they say, no good deed goes unpunished. I was being a good girl, and trying to avoid conflict, and didn’t want to be someone who egged on fights; so I headed towards class. This did me no good, because as soon as I started walking away, the fight inevitably started. I usually wouldn’t even turn around to give such a thing, a moment of my energy, but I was knocked over by one the two girls who had somehow come in my direction, so quickly. One punched the other, and the other punched back. I was trying to get out of the mess, only to get socked right in the eye, while trying to get up.
I was more than angry, and I’m not a fighter, but I was ready to punch somebody now too! There was no need, because as I was pulling myself to my feet, someone grabbed me by my shirt, and I saw two teachers, grab the other girls. “You girls like to fight? Well, let’s see if a week’s detention, will help you learn to get along!” I immediately started screaming, “that’s not fair, I wasn’t even involved in the fight, they rolled over on me fighting, and someone punched me in my eye!” I’m very thankful that my friend was there, because she vouched for me, so they took the other girls away, and took me to the health room.
My eye immediately started swelling shut. It hurt and it burned, and even a pack of ice didn’t help. My mother was called, and I was excused from school for the rest of the day, so my mom took me right to the doctor’s office. I really like my doctor, I’ve been going to him since I was born, and now that I was in high school, he’s seen me through the best and worst of times! He tried to stifle back a laugh when he looked at my face. I was not terribly amused by his smile, but since he’s really cool, I let it go. I just simply explained that I was minding my own business, and two girls were fighting, and one of them, punched me in the eye.
He looked at my eye, which would barely open by now, and told me that it would be swollen and black for the next couple weeks. He said the swelling should go down within a few days, but it probably would be best to stay out of school until the swelling dissipates. He said he would give me a doctor’s note, so I could take it to school with me when I went back. He told me I could take a few days off of school if needed, to let my eye heals some, because I could barely see out of it. I thanked him kindly, and we went home. I called my friend, as soon as I got home, and she told me that the two girls ended up fighting again in detention! I guess some people never learn.
Even though my eye was hurting me badly, I did have something to smile about, I get a few days off of school, and I got a shiner I can brag about to my friends when I get back! If you want a great template for a doctors note, go here.