A Bad Day

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic
A bad day ahead.

Submitted: October 03, 2018

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It was a day that began like any other day. If it had not, I’d have stayed in bed and the rest of the day wouldn’t have happened.

 

I reached school at the usual time. The first lesson was in the laboratory. Mr. Washington, our chemistry teacher, walked in and explained the experiment we were to carry out. My partner Kenneth and I set to work. Halfway through, we noticed a couple of mosquitoes flying around us. This was the first time we noticed insects in the laboratory. One of the mosquitoes landed on my arm. Instinctively, Kenneth smacked my arm and it made me dropped the bottle of ammonia I was holding. The bottle broke and the pungent smell spread all around us. Everyone dashed out coughing and gagging. The lab assistant had to clean up the mess I made. Mr. Washington was quite angry at our carelessness. Kenneth and I wished the ground would open up and swallow us. To make matters worse, we had to suffer our classmates’ killer looks directed at us all day.

 

By recess, I was beginning to forget the mishap and was just enjoying my fried rice. Then the boy next to me stumbled as he was getting up and spilled his bowl of leftover curry noodles all over me. I picked bits of noodles and bean sprouts off my clothes while he apologized over and over. I went to the toilet and tried to wash the curry out of my clothes. However, the bright orange stain refused to come off my shirt. My only consolation was to change into my PE t-shirt.

 

With two disasters keeping me preoccupied, I almost forgot about the basketball semi-final in the afternoon. We played against Green House, a very strong opponent. We were neck and neck right till the final minute, and then the golden opportunity to win was given to my team because of a foul. Everyone watched eagerly as I took the free throw. As the ball flew towards the hoop, I held my breath. The ball hit the metal ring and bounced away…

 

What…? I thought. Green House yelled with joy while my team groaned. How could I’ve missed? But I did. My teammates’ disappointment was unbearable to me. That was the final straw.

 

I slunk home swiftly. I avoided my family members, went up to my room and took a refreshing bath. I hit the sack right away. I shouldn’t have got out from bed.


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