I think Taylor Swift sums it up the best.
Here’s the deal. There’s these two kids in my science class. Mackenzie and Howard.You remember Mackenzie right? I’ve talked about her. Well Mackenzie is this girl that never gives a f**k. Really. That’s what she says. When theres a test coming up or she gets a bad grade, she says that she doesnt give a f**k. So she often ditches school.And I’ve never told you about Howard. He’s a 14 year old kid that seems to be above 6 feet. He’s also on the freshman football team.
So these two have really been picking on me and Lacey. She keeps calling us straight-edges and low lives. Then the other day, I went on Urban Dictionary dot com and looked up what a straight edge and a low life is.
a straight edge is:
“Someone who refrains from sex, drugs, and alcohol.”
Now that’s not true. I’ve had alcohol before. I’ve had beer battered chicken nuggets before and Ive put a few drops of champagne my lemonade before.
And then I looked up a low life. It said :
“A person who hangs out in bars,dives,or honky tonk establishments.”
Well, I’ve never been to a bar, dive, or a honky tonk establishments. I don’t even know what “honky tonk” means. Nor do I think I want to.
So well the next day when I told her that I dont match the meanings of straight-edge or low life. she said:
“There’s another definition of low life I’m talking about. You’re looking at the wrong one.And just because you’ve had a few drops of alcohol doesn’t mean you’ve drank before.”
Well, I’ll get on looking for another definition of low life. But anyways Mackenzie is always picking on me and Lacey. And actually more on lacey.
But like when I walk into class she always says to me:
“Hey straight edge. Thats my nickname for you now. Straight edge.” And then Howard just always agrees.
But then i tell her how Im not a straight edge or a low life.
“Yes you are,” Mackenzie said.
“No she isn’t,” Lacey said.
“Shut up straight edge,” Mackenzie said to Lacey. “And you guys are low lives too.”
“No,” I said.
“Yeah. You guys have like no friends,” Mackenzie said.
“Yeah, we do,” I said.
Mackenzie looked at me first,”You, I guess have few friends.” Then she turned Lacey, “And you, I guess have no friends.”
Lacey looked hurt after she said that.
“Yeah she does,” I said,” She has me, Kalinda-”
“[Laughs] Kalinda?! Seriously you’re friends with Kalinda?! She such a loner! [Laughs again] I can’t believe you’re actually friends with her.”
I figured Kalinda and Mackenzie knew each other because I had seen Mackenzie in her p.e. class.
“What she’s nice,” I said. And Lacey agreed.
I’ve had enough! For weeks, Mackenzie and Howard have picked on me and Lacey. Like with the name calling, being rude to us,etc. Like yesterday, Mackenzie made fun of Lacey’s outfit. And now, she’s being mean to kalinda.
I don’t get. Sometimes, Mackenzie can be really nice. Especially more at the beginning of the school year. And we still laugh a little sometimes. But she has been more mean nowadays then nice like she was before.
You know, Mackenzie has told me that her mom is a drug addict and is bipolar. I wouldn’t be shocked if she was too. She goes from being so nice to really mean!
Whatever. Bottom line is she keeps calling me a straight edge. And to be honest, what’s bad about that? I mean, won’t you end up having a better life if you do good in school and and avoid sex, dugs, and alcohol in my adolescence. And I’ve told Mackenzie that. But she doesn’t seem to care.
I think Taylor Swift sums it up best:
Someday, I’ll be,
living in a big whole city.
And all you’re, ever gonna be is mean.