Piper is sitting on the stairs outside the school building.
The school day's over, the bell just rang, where you think I'm about to head off to? Home? No, no. I'm on detention.
Caption: PIPE UP (with a school bell)
PIPER: I should be pick up rubbish right now - the environment can wait. I...feel like I need to share a life lesson with you guys. That's what I'm here for these days. Giving you guys life advice. I've become, like, a growth that's on you all the time. That feeds you information.
She looks into the camera.
PIPER: I made a bit of a boo- boo. I chose to do something wrong. Basically, I was caught out. I can't go into detail, because this is the Internet and I'd like to have a job in the future...and everyone finds out everything on here. You'll probably find out anyway, but you're not going to hear it from me. Now...I'm on garbage duty from this day henceforth, because of what I did. As a consequence. That's what this whole episode's about.
She shifts position slightly.
PIPER: Everyone thinks that they're the exception. Everyone thinks that they're untouchable, but in reality, everything you do has a consequence. Every reaction has a positive and negative reaction - Year 12 Science, coming at ya! That's the thing, right? Good consequences. I feel like consequences is always bad, like bad...consequences. But, can you have *good* consequences? You know...
PIPER: For instance, if I were to slide down the railing of these stairs...I could die. For science. I'll die, maybe, for science. I mean, really, this could be the launching pad for my career. Imagine the views. I mean, I'd be dead. But imagine the views! Let's do it!
She runs up the stairs and trip on the way up.
PIPER: Good start, almost died going *up* the stairs! No, I'll just put my bag down...almost died for nothing!
Cut to a view of Piper at the top of the steps.
PIPER: Mum, Dad, I've thought about and I accept the potential consequences of my actions...I love you both so much, and I'll catch you on the flip side in Heaven if I die. Hopefully there is massive dumplings! Let's do it!
She jumps on to the railing.
Cut to a shot of Piper lying on the floor at the bottom of the steps, groaning.
Cut to Piper sitting on the steps again.
PIPER: Experience is key. That's how we learn...we learn from experiences and we learn from mistakes. We all need to screw up at some point.
She looks at her hand.
PIPER: It does hurt, though. Perfect example of that is me screwing up at this point. I lost my work experience placement because of my brief walk on the wild side. And...I'm really gutted about it.
She mimes her stomach exploding.
PIPER: I don't know why I'm making a joke about it, because it's not funny. I don't think it's a joke. I'm 100%, honestly, gutted about it. So now, I have this reputation, like, a name for myself, and not in a good way, with this company, and with these people. That stupid decision that I made. But it's a consequence, and it's a *real* consequence, like an adult, life- long, consequence, you know? When you're at school, the only real punishment that you get - detention. Picking up pieces of gladwrap from the chicken and spinach roll your mother made you this morning. Seriously, put it in the bin, it's not that hard!
She leans in to the camera.
PIPER: For the love of God, think before you make a decision.
She strokes her chin in demonstration.
PIPER: Think about your actions before you act.
Piper mimes thinking carefully.
PIPER: I have no excuse. Like, if I stuff up, I just have to cop that, and that's scary, *really* scary. 'The Ring' scary.
She puts her hair over her face.
PIPER:(scary voice) Everyone will suffer!
Cut back to her normal appearance.
PIPER: That's it for this week, hope you learnt something. And if you didn't, then...I suggest you watch it again because there's something in there for everyone. Third time watching it's a real treat. No, seriously, though, I could do with the views, so...uh...hit that replay button! To conclude this public service announcement, I'm going to wrap up the video with a quote from on of the greatest artistes that has ever lived - Bjork. "I am a grateful grapefruit". Bless, bless, homo sapiens, muchos gracias!