Pauly set it on the counter and turned to sit down again.
Pauly took a seat in the lone chair in front of Principal Borden's sprawling desk. A wall of windows made the room bright but a mist of dust seemed to be hanging in the air. As Pauly glanced around he noticed piles of papers and books stacked everywhere, except the computer area Principal Borden was setting in front of.
"I…" was all Pauly got out before Principal Borden silenced him with a glowering stare and shake of the head, but then instantly returned to staring at his computer screen.
Pauly was dozing off when Principal Borden finally broke the silence.
Principal Borden sat in a trance in front of his computer. His hand occasional jerking the mouse back and forth. Pauly felt like he should add something else to fill the awkward silence.
"Since you have nothing to say for yourself, I'm assigning you to one week of detention, and your mother will be notified." Principal Borden said, without even looking up from his computer once.
Pauly clenched his teeth together to keep from yelling out in frustration.