"I told you this was a bad idea."
"No. You told me you weren't sure if it would work, so you would accompany me to make sure. There's a difference."
Terrence looked at her, caked in a thick layer of dirt. He looked at the metal pole, seemingly smug at its victory.
"If you didn't have the brilliant idea to shimmy up the flagpole, none of this would have happened."
"How on Earth was I supposed to realize it wasn't strong enough to support my weight?"
"Perhaps the designers assumed high schoolers would have a certain amount of common sense."
"Well, there's their problem right there. No one at this school has any of that."
"And yet you don't see them trying to replant a pole."
"I prefer to call it an adventure in engineering."
"I prefer to call it a mistake."