Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

Vandalism

Jack and Dana are at school talking.

DANA: Do you think Leonardo DiCaprio would ever date me?

JACK: Not unless you changed your face.

DANA: Ha ha. Very funny.

JACK: Man, I can't believe Principal Johnson.

DANA: Yeah! He's such a jerk. I swear he wears the same clothes every single day.

JACK: He gave me a detention because I was chewing gum in the hall! This is my fourth detention this year. The other three were for skipping class.

DANA: Oh, yeah? Well he gave me detention because he found my pager. How he found it, I dunno.

JACK: Dana, your pager went off in study hall.

DANA: So?

JACK: Dana, it was beeping hella loud!

DANA: Oh, yeah! Well, I still don't think I deserved detention for it.

JACK: I know. How would you like to get back at him?

DANA: How?

Jack pulls out his car keys.

JACK: It's a game called keying the principal's car.

DANA: His new BMW?!

JACK: Yeah. It'll be so cool, and he'll never know we did it.

DANA: I dunno. That's kinda risky.

JACK: Risky? We just walk by his car like we're going to ours, and let the key work its magic. That's it!

DANA: I don't know. . .

JACK: Oh, c'mon, Dana. Remember your pager that you no longer have?

DANA: Yes, but--

JACK: But what? C'mon. We're not gonna get caught!

FREEZE

Happy Ending

JACK: I know. How would you like to get back at him?

DANA: How?

Jack pulls out his car keys.

JACK: It's a game called keying the principal's car.

DANA: His new BMW?!

JACK: Sure! Why not?

DANA: No, Jack.

JACK: Aw, c'mon, Dana. Remember your pager that you no longer have?

DANA: Yes, but I'd rather not have a pager than end up in detention for the rest of my life if we get caught.

JACK: We're not going to get caught.

DANA: Jack, did you ever stop and think about the fact that the man has an alarm on his car? You touch it, and you're gone. Besides, what's the big deal? One hour at school. Oh no! It's your fault about the other detentions anyway. You shouldn't have skipped class.

JACK: All right! You're right. It's a stupid idea. Never mind. Forget about it.

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