The sign I saw on my way home said:

Do Not Enter…

Private Property!

Residents Only

I figured I can do a lot with this sign.

I wanted it to keep people (my sister) from going into my room without my permission.

I got her a sign, too. Still, even though we both have “Do Not Enter” signs on our doors, she still goes into my room when I’m not home. I guess it’s kind of okay though, because she is a resident at my house, and the sign does say, “Residents only.”

The main reason I don’t like people going onto my space when I’m not home is my PlayStation 3. Some people do not know how to put the game disc back into the case. They just leave it lying around on the floor, and it is so annoying. There’s a game I play to the exclusion of all else: Call of Duty. The action in the game is so graphic it makes me feel like I’m right there on the battlefield. I especially love the realistic sound effects. I turn the volume up just loud enough that you can hear it through the door. Some of the battlefield maps in the game are actual places in real life that I can explore. I also get to play with people all over the world. Everything about the game makes me want to go to war for our country, but I don’t think I would like to see actual bodies drop left and right in front of me. If I could, I’d play all day long. I don’t like school, haven’t liked it from the beginning, still don’t even though now I’m a senior. I told myself I’ll never drop out though because that is for failures. You might call it my own “call of duty.”

Sometimes in the game when I hear the commander making a call to the soldiers in field: “Go kill enemies!”… “Comrade, we’re taking a beating! Pick it up!” “Get to cover! You’re taking too many hits!” or “You may have won the fight, but the war is not over!” it’s not that big a stretch to compare it to what it’s like to deal with teachers. In school, there is always someone trying to direct me somewhere I don’t want to go, or do something I don’t want to do. At the end of the day, it’s my education. I know I’m going to graduate, even if it’s not this year or next year. One day I will.

Just as one day, in the future, I plan to become a successful man and run my own business with no one standing over me. Learning a trade should get me into that enviable position. When you are the one in control of everything, it’s the best feeling. You’re the one the writing out checks and making money drops.

The only stressful thing about running my own business – is going back to school for a few more years to learn the fine points of being a success. Still, it will be worth it in the long run, because everyone knows that without money you really can’t do anything.

Also in the future, guess where I plan to live? I want to have a house all the way in the woods so no one can find me: no random people telling me how to live, or what is right or wrong. Or random drunk people wanting to pick fights because they’re clueless to what’s going on. I just want the rest of my life to be peaceful.

Based on my experience, I figure it will be a step in the right direction to post a sign that says…

Do Not Enter…

Private Property!

Residents Only

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