My Huge Mistake

Maybe it wasn’t such a good idea to throw a party in my bathroom. I didn’t have much of a choice, though, since the rest of the house was being taken up. Oh, and my parents told me I couldn’t have a party at all.

I thought it was a great plan. I told mum and dad that I was going to have a bath and put some very loud music on, then I let all my friends in through the bathroom window. Long story short, mum and dad are making me get a job so that I can pay for bathroom renovations. Hopefully I can find some bathroom designers near Melbourne who aren’t too expensive because I don’t want to be working at the local burger joint for the rest of my life.

There were a few things that led to me being found guilty, all of which I probably should have seen coming. Firstly, my parents noticed all the cars parked outside. They didn’t confront me about it at the time but simply used it as evidence against me during our family trial, where all my brothers and sisters (the jury) found me unanimously guilty of all charges.

The second thing I should have thought of was how reckless my friends would be. I told them all to be careful, but they basically destroyed our bathroom. I didn’t even know it was possible to ruin the waterproofing shower treatment we had done last year. How do you un-waterproof a shower?

And then there was the most obvious thing that led to my family being suspicious. Nobody spends six hours in the bath. Of course, by then my parents had already worked out that I was throwing a party, so they weren’t worried or anything. I am pretty bad at keeping track of the time, though, and I had no idea that long had passed. I thought it had been like half an hour or something.

So yeah, I guess you could say I’ve made a huge mistake.

– Jessica