Well (uh), one of the most interesting things that went on this summer was that my
parents went away for their anniversary. And my sister, Tullah [sp.?], who’s-- she’s a
little younger than me. She’s (uh) seventeen now? (Uh) Sixteen. It’s terrible, I don’t
even know her age sometimes.
(Um) She (uh)-- she decided she was going to throw a party. (Laughs) And it-- She tells
me, and she told me I have two options: I could either stop her by calling the-- my-- our
parents, and (uh)-- which would prevent… or threatening to do that. Or I could-- or I
could let it go.
(Um) Since I was-- been taking psychology, (um) I (uh)-- I figured that I thought it
would be safer to let her throw the party, and let me be around to save her butt, since I
had this weird feeling that it just wo-- something bad was just gonna happen. (Um)
Rather than not, and have her hate me, and then wait until I’m in school and my parents
are away again for her to throw another party. So (um)…
So, I let her have it. And (uh) by the time I got back --’cause I was in play rehearsal at the
time-- By the time I got back, it was about 12 in the morning, so (um)… I get-- I get there,
and there was about 30 kids, which shocked the heck out of me, ’cause I thought there
was only supposed to be like 12 people. And (um) some of the kids started to riot,
apparently. And I-- this is what I can’t stand, high school. (Laughs) What I hate…
Anything about high school, from the past.
(Eh) There was a break. I guess there was some kids from Merit Island High School, (um)
as opposed to where my sister and I used to go to, which was Sally High School. And I
guess one of the Sally kids said somethin’ about-- really rude to one of the Merit Island
kids, and it started like a riot. And (um) some of the kids actually had w-- (um) One of
the kids had a bottle, and one kid had a knife, and that was it.
I just-- When I got there, I just called the cops, and had ’em-- had ’em taken down, which
(uh)… So, I guess I was right about it, feelin’ like it was gonna be a probl-- big problem.
(Uh) But at least she learned a lesson. I mean, she was scared out of her wits. (Uh) She
wouldn’-- I don’t think she’ll ever do it again, and (uh)… So that’s about it….
UNSCRIPTED SPEECH TRANSCRIBED BY JACQUELINE BAKER, ASSOCIATE
EDITOR FOR TRANSCRIPTIONS, October 30, 2007