(scene opens in long open cabin room, tween pre-bed chaos in full swing)
Me: (paces to center of the room, orates loudly) Okay campers! I did not get any sleep last night and I am highly resentful of that fact! Tonight, at lights out, we will not have yelling! We will not have running around and shaking the entire cabin! There will be no crying, no fighting, and there will be quiet! Am I understood?
Tween Greek Chorus: (muttered sporadic responses)
Me: I can’t hear you! Am I understood?
Tween Greek Chorus: (different muttered sporadic responses)
Me: The only acceptable answer is “Sir! Yes sir!”! Am I understood?
Tween Greek Chorus: (loudly) SIR! YES SIR!
Me: (satisfied) That’s what I like to hear.