Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Hear Me Roar

I go to work out.

I go to refocus.

I go to let go of stress.

I go to feel better.

I don't go to watch make-out sessions.

Tonight, as I was rounding the track, I noticed the group of kids (middle or high school age) hanging out again together. They had been there the other night and two of them seemed awfully chummy and close. Tonight, they hung out again. She rested her head near him.

Second lap, did I see right? Did he just lean down and kiss her? Yep, he did and went for another. I rounded the bend, headed down the stairs and reported it to the desk. Apparently, others had complained and it was taken care of. Satisfied, I walked back into the gym and was headed back up the stairs, when out of the corner of my eye (stupid teacher scanning), he leans down again and begins another small session.

Upon another scan, I noticed that the younger elementary students in the youth lounge spying on these kids.

Then, Teacher Cathy's voice roared out of nowhere...most of what I remember saying (yelling across the gym) was "completely inappropriate" and "young kids are watching." I stormed out again and back to the front desk telling them that it hadn't been taken care of.

I guess they took care of it, because after walking back up the stairs, the kids were gone. It saddens me that it was not enough of a big deal to carry on this behavior in a very public place. Am I just old-fashioned?


3 comments:

Stacey said...

Your fifth sentence caught me by surprise. Whoa!

A peck or two is okay, but a make-out session is not, especially if there are little kids around. Everyone needs to learn that there's a time and a place for everything.

Juliann said...

Tough call but I think you did the right thing.

onesunflower said...

I agree, time and place. It is a tough call if it's after school hours.