Most people learn through experience and more often than not it’s not a pleasant experience. People are put into circumstances that allow their peers to be the teachers. A lesson in manners is important, as is being taught that everyone should be held accountable for what they say. I’ve had such a lesson. Middle school happens to be an ideal learning environment for being instructed about your social life. I used to have a particular knack for saying the wrong thing to the wrong person. I found that it is fairly easy to get people into awkward positions and even easier to get yourself into more awkward predicaments. I had a friend whom I tried to get into trouble by telling a girl (who happened to have a crush on him) that he thought she was fat. My words had the opposite effect and instead of the girl getting mad at him she burst into tears and ran away. I didn’t understand and went about my business. Later that day I found out from a friend of the girl that she had locked herself in the bathroom. When I simply shrugged the girl’s friend smacked me and walked away. Still,