Updated: September 24, 2012 6:25AM
Dr. Wallace: Rosa and I had been dating for over seven months and we were quite serious. Then one evening, I did something stupid. We got into a heated argument, and it ended abruptly when she called me stupid. Then I slapped her so hard in the face that I broke her glasses and cut her nose. When I took her home, she said she never wanted to see me again. I’m truly sorry for my stupid mistake. How I can get her back?
Nameless: Your cowardly behavior with your ex-girlfriend is unforgivable! You are fortunate that you didn’t wind up in jail because you deserved it.
Don’t waste your time pursuing Rosa. She’s not going to return to you. Instead, spend your time taking an anger management class and then behave as a gentleman when you are in the company of a young lady again.
Your act was criminal, not a mistake.
Dr. Wallace: Last week, we had our basketball banquet in our high school cafeteria. The food was great and there was plenty of it. The drinks included white and chocolate milk and several flavors of Gatorade. One of the assistant coaches brought in a few cans of beer in a brown bag and drank that with his meal. But he also gave a few sips to a couple of the team members.
Do you think he should be fired? Or do you think (like most of the players) that he should be warned never to do that again, but be allowed to remain as a coach?
Nameless: If, indeed, the coach brought beer on campus (error No. 1), consumed it (error No. 2) and provided it to some basketball players (error No. 3), he should be released as a coach and as a physical education teacher. The coach showed poor judgment. Teachers are supposed to set an example for students not contaminate them .