Okay, I’m totally freaking out. All my friends
are fighting at what’s supposed to be the happiest time of the year!
guys know that my group of friends is really tight, right? We have each others’
backs no matter what. At least we did until this weekend. Now Chloe and Sam are
in this huge fight. And they’re practically insisting that the rest of us
all started with a text message Chloe sent to Liza on Saturday about how she
thought Sam was showing off by singing and playing piano when we were hanging
out at her house on Friday afternoon.
Unfortunately, Sam happened to be sleeping over at Liza’s house when
Chloe sent the text. Sam and Liza have the exact same pink slider phone, and by
mistake, Sam picked up Liza’s phone. So it was Sam who clicked on the text
message and, well, I guess you can figure out what happened next. Sam was
really insulted by what Chloe had written. Chloe was mad that Sam had
intercepted the message, and angry that Liza had let
her intercept the message (even though that was totally not Liza’s fault at
all). So now Chloe isn’t talking to Sam or Liza, and Liza and Sam aren’t
talking to Chloe.
Considering we all sit at the same lunch
table, you can imagine just how uncomfortable fifth period was this afternoon.
It got to the point when Carolyn said something to Liza, Chloe got mad at
Carolyn. Then when Marilyn said something to Chloe, Sam got mad at Marilyn.
Somehow Marc, Josh, and I managed to stay out of it (we just talked to each
other) but that can’t last forever. Sooner or later Chloe, Sam, and Liza are
going to insist we choose sides, and I just can’t do it. I like all of my
friends. And besides, this fight has nothing to do with me!
think this is what my mom was talking about when she told me life was a lot
easier when she was a girl and there were no cell phones at all. Don’t get me
wrong. I like texting people. It’s fun and it’s fast, and you can talk to your
friends without anyone else hearing your conversation. But texting can also be
dangerous. People don’t think before they text. And when you can’t hear the
expression in someone’s voice, you can totally misread their meaning. (Although
I’m not sure there was any way anyone could have misunderstood Chloe’s meaning.
Calling someone a show-off is pretty mean, no matter how you say it.)
friends have gotten in fights before, and we’ve always managed to make up
sooner or later. It’s just that with the holidays coming, and all of us
planning to do stuff together over winter break, I don’t want to be fighting
now! I want to be having fun—ice skating, sledding, and celebrating with all of my friends,
at the same time.
ideas on how we can get Chloe, Liza, and Sam back to being friends—fast?
for the help.