Some time Percy Jackson made good choices that make him safe and fair. But sometimes Percy made wrong decision and make other people get dangerous because of him. Wrong decision that Percy made is left Grover in bus station even he promise to wait Grover.
This is text from End of the Chapter 2 to Chapter 3.
‘Let me walk you home from the bus station. Promise me.’
This seemed like a strange request to me, but I promised he could.
‘Is this like a superstition or something?’ I asked.
‘Grover – that snipping of the yarn. Does that mean somebody is going to die?’
He looked at me mournfully, like he was already picking the kind of flowers I’d like best on my coffin.
Confession time: I ditched Grover as soon as we got to the bus terminal.
I know, I know. It was rude. But Grover was freaking me out, looking at me like I was a dead man, muttering, ‘Why does this always happen?’ and, ‘Why does it always have to be sixth grade?’
Whenever he got upset, Grover’s bladder acted up, so I wasn’t surprised when, as soon as we got off the bus, he made me promise to wait for him, then made a beeline for the restroom. Instead of waiting, I got my suitcase, slipped outside, and caught the first taxi uptown.
‘East One Hundred and Fourth and First Avenue,’ I told the driver.
Percy could feel uncomfortable, scary because he notice that something bad can be happen. Percy experience weird things. Mrs. Dodd try to kill him, and saw weird old ladies that staring at him too. He would already feel frustrated, nervous want to meet his mom. And Grover try to scared him too. Percy have to met his mom to feel little rest from these scary, complicated situation. But he should think one more time before he just ran away from bad situation. He should manage his emotion in he is at situation like this.
I want to give these tip from ” Recognizing and Managing Emotions ” article to Percy. These tips can help Percy to make right decision.
- Take some time out before making a decision.
- Stopping before you decide, to give yourself a chance to think.
Percy didn’t wait Grover in short time that Grover went to toilet. He made decision quickly and he didn’t think one more time.
3. Think about what someone whom you respect would think about your decision. Are you happy with that?
He didn’t think Grover waiting him. Grover is one who protect Percy from danger. Grover would worried and feel panic because Percy disappear even dangerous things might happen like the last time.
It’s little regretful that if Percy make decision with logical he can have time to prepare for fighting minotaur and have times to clear up the situation. After he wait for Grover, he can meet mom too. Because Grover and Percy’s mom already knew each other. Percy’s mom dead is not actually Percy’s fault but if he made decision more wisely, his mom would not dead. Also Grover couldn’t fail his mission that protecting Percy.