Saturday, October 1, 2011
Pretend that you're in class and it's recess. You are the last kid to leave the classroom because you wanted to finish your drawing. You see Jimmy's diary on his table so you decide to read it. Jimmy writes about how he has been stealing money from all the kids. It says he uses the money to buy presents for the teachers so they like him.
So you have proof and you should tell the teachers about what Jimmy's been doing right? No.
All the teachers love Jimmy because he's been buying them presents. All the kids will call you a tattle tale and you would never be trusted.
Should you tell the other kids? No.
All the other kids love Jimmy as a friend and no one would believe you. Jimmy and his friend might even bully you because you have been spreading rumors about him.
You remember that one of your classmates does a thing where he will do all the tattle taleing for you. He has a box where you put a slip of paper of what you want to tattle and he will do it for you no questions asked. And most importantly, he won't know whos slip of paper it is. So you write everything down and put it in his box.
The next morning, everything you wrote on that slip of paper about Jimmy stealing is on the white board. There is a part where Jimmy was caught stealing by one of the teachers but Jimmy bribed her to let him go. All the teachers are in shock.
Jimmy is in deep trouble now. Your classmate who wrote it on the board now has to deal with everything and most importantly, no one knows that it was you who told him.