Decision making comic strip for Module 1-Virtual Loudoun.
Thanks for inviting me! I will tell you if I can come soon!
Hey, Anjali! I was wondering if you could come to my birthday party on Friday. It'll just be us and a couple other close friends. We'll just hang out and maybe sneak out and go to another party or something.
Oh my god! What should I do? I mean, I really want to go to Olivia's party, she is my best friend after all, but sneaking out is a really bad idea. Her parents wouldn't know where we are and there might be all sorts of bad things at the other party.
But on the other hand, I don't want to get into trouble if we sneak out and Olivia's parents find out. I also don't want to do something I'll end up regretting and I definitely don't want to disappoint my parents. What should I do?!
On one hand, I don't want to seem like a party pooper if I say we shouldn't sneak out.
I need your help Advika! You're older than me and have probably gone through something like this. So, Olivia invited me to her birthday and I really want to go, except she wants to sneak out and go out. I really don't want to be a party pooper but I also think that sneaking out is really risky. What should I do?
Yeah, you're right. Thank you!
If I were you, I would do the safe thing and tell her not to sneak out. It might make her mad right away but in the long run, she'll be glad that she didn't go and get in trouble. I know it can be hard to do the right thing sometimes, but you should always do what you think is right.
Hey Olivia! I would love to come to your birthday party but I really don't think we should sneak out. We could get in serious trouble and not have as much fun as if we just stayed at your house and hung out. I hope you understand where I'm coming from.
Thanks for understanding!
Yeah, I understand what you mean. I'm just really happy that you can come and if you don't feel comfortable, we don't have to go.
The next day at school.
I'm really glad I told Olivia how I felt. It sure saved us a lot of trouble! I think I made the right choice because if I just went with what she said, I would've ended up regretting my actions and disappointing my parents which I really didn't want to do.