One of my last two ducks was killed this weekend, and on monday, a kid made a comment about how ducks lives are valueless because "they won't grow up to be doctors and save the world." i became hysterical and was crying beyond control and i yelled at him. he apologized a couple minutes later, but it did not matter to me. the ducks are everything to me. today i was crying after talking to my math teacher about how he had no right to say i was being dumb about it. he told me to grow up after i said i was still mad at him for his comment. i could not hold back and i turned around and just lost it. i screamed at him saying he had no right to tell me to grow up, my ducks were everything to me. they meant more to me than my family. i'm not close to my family really, so the ducks are what i had. the principal came up behind us and told us she wanted to talk to us about it. she spent the next 20 minutes saying how i am not allowed to be upset because he apologized. thats like asking a mother bear not to attack what is hurting her cubs. i tried to explain that they were more than just ducks or more than just pets, that they ment everything to me. and she just continued to say that that did not matter, for the kid had apologized. i just can't believe it. no one cares to try and understand that they ARE everything to me, nothing less. i feel like it may have been wrong to yell, but there is no way i could restrain myself.