here. The word for this week’s challenge is Behavior.
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They were arrested, and had their day in court. From high on his bench, the judge looked down at the three perps standing before him. Peering over his glasses at their pale faces, he boomed, “You know what you did was wrong, don’t you?”
“Yes, s-s-sir,” they answered, their voices trembling.
“Do you want to go to the pokey?”
“OK. I sentence you to one year’s probation. But here’s the deal. I’ll be talking to your parents and your teachers. If you do anything like this again, you’ll be back to see me. Next time, bring your toothbrush!!!”
Many years ago, just before the holidays, three children were arrested for trespassing and destruction of private property. They had broken the windows on cars in the junkyard. They were 10 years old. One of them was mine.
They went to court, and stood alone in front of an exceptionally high bench, three little criminals looking up at the judge with terrified eyes. The story above is exactly what happened.
Not one of them was ever arrested again.