During 3rd period today, I got a pass to go to the nurse’s office. So I sat in there for a long time waiting for her to tell me why I’m there. She says that one of my teachers thinks I have eye problems(since I squint too much or something) and thought my eyes should be checked. The truth is, I am blind. I carry a pair of glasses, but I only put them on, when I really need to see something, that I can’t. Like for instance, the board, the overhead, things like that. I’m nearsighted, and I got awful vision. The only reason why I don’t wear my glasses is because I think I look dorky in them. Actually, I look dorky without them, with them, I look super dory, and geeky, which isn’t better. So I choose not to wear glasses when I can, and it kind of surprises people sometimes that I’m really blind. So she wants to do an eye test, and I tell her I’m blind. She’s surprised, goes to check out my file, and understands. I take the eye test with my glasses, and she decides to send an e-mail to all my teachers about my glasses should be on all the time or something like that, I couldn’t hear well. It’s too bad that she didn’t point out which teacher told her, because she forgotten or something, so I’m left to figure that out. I only narrowed it down to 5/6. So I went back to class, only discovering that my teacher left early, everybody else finished up the food pryamid thing except me, and the bell rang pretty quick before I could ask questions. Thanks nurse. So I tossed it in my binder and went off to Biology. It was a pretty normal class period, I didn’t ask if she was the one who commented about my eyes though, I was a bit preoccupied. She didn’t tell me to put on my glasses though, maybe she wasn’t the one who did it, or she didn’t read the e-mail yet. Then came lunch. Today, I’ve been walking around tapping on peoples shoulders’ and scampering away, trying to trick them. I also have been pulling up a few jacket hoods for fun. I know, it sounds silly and immature, but I haven’t done this since 6th grade, and I just wanted to have some fun today. So during lunch, I did a little bit of that, plus, I also went around sitting at random table groups in the cafeteria. I might sit at this table, and say hi, and then get up a few seconds later. Or I might sit at this table, pretending not to care, and waiting for somebody to speak up about me. Or I would just jump right into it all, and converse with them like I’m their friend or something. Some table near the West Wing of the Large Commons took notice of this (I didn’t visit their table BTW) and I could hear the across the cafeteria saying, "Hey Michael!" I would give a wave, and move on. I wasn’t real keen on going to them though. It’s not like their weird or anything, actually there somebody you would consider cool, as far as I could tell, but I kept moving on. I was real nervous and wasn’t in the mood to talk to them. But it did make me happy they took notice of me though. And then I had a confrontation with this guy I tapped on the should and ran away. Actually, he just asked if I did it, I said yes, and that was it. I know, I sound pretty loony, but I just wanted some excitement today, and decided to open myself up. Anyways, back to the glasses story. So now it’s 5th period. Tardy bell hasn’t rung yet, but Mr. Kaufmann got his e-mail, and said I had to wear my glasses. I was shocked. I put them on and during the whole class period, I wasn’t really happy. I was nervous and couldn’t concentrate or whatever. I hated it. He’s not mean, really nice actually, but those were the stupid orders from the e-mail he got. I didn’t confront him about my problem though. So then 6th period came, we had 2 Romeo & Juliet quizzes. She’s passing out quizzes, and says to me to put on my glasses. Again, I’m shocked. I can’t believe this! So I sat and stared at the quizzes and just concentrated on it. But I was still nervous about my glasses and everything. At the end of the period, I asked Mrs. Pruitt if I really HAD to wear them, and she says she really knows how I feel (which is why she came up to me to tell me), but she has to follow orders. She feels the sympathy I told her, but the best thing she could do was to for me to tell the nurse to write an e-mail back that I didn’t have to do this. So I sped to the nurse’s office. We talk real quick. She says that I should wear my glasses, just so I can see. I tell her the problems with it, like being nervous, not concentrating, feeling moody and all that. She talks more about why I should wear my glasses. So I pop the question, "Can you please send e-mails back to all my teachers that I don’t have to wear my glasses? I would really appreciate it, and it would help me feel better." She says, "I’m sorry, I can’t. It’s because you really have to wear your glasses. It’s not that bad…" So I lost. I went on the bus feeling angry, sad, and just tired. I just still can’t believe this. She sends an e-mail to my teachers that I should be wearing my glasses all the time, and they listen to her, like they have to. Since when did the nurse have more power than the teacher? This is so unfair! Nobody should be telling me to put my glasses on, and when to take them off and whatever. It’s not like I have a smoking habit, biting-fingernails habit, or anything so serious. It’s just that I have a habit of not wearing glasses unless necessary. But I’M FORCED TO WEAR GLASSES. That’s the difference. It’s like I’m losing the right to see blind. The nurse thinks what she’s doing is good for me, but it will hurt me emotionally, and mental-health related. I’ve adjusted to switching my classes and all, but this is something different. I have to wear glasses. Not by choice, but I HAVE TO. It’s just not fair. She doesn’t control my eyes, and I don’t want to. I just wish I had some idea how to take controll of this situation. And I mean I want to win the freedom to not wear glasses, I don’t want to adjust at all to doing this. I have to draw the line somewhere.