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This is a short and funny piece I wrote and I would just like to get some constructive feedback on it. How can I improve it? Should I keep writing and make it longer or is it finished? Should I expand on some ideas?

How To Make Your Friends and Family Actually Useful: Leg & Armrests

Have you ever wandered down the hallway and thought about how nice it would be to rest your arms or legs somewhere, and take a break from life? Or maybe you just finished class and you were sitting on the bus waiting to go home, but you felt the sudden urge to rest your arms. Well, today is your lucky day, because you can rest your limbs any time of day, just follow these simple steps.

Tip one: You need a friend or family member. If you have difficulty finding one, you are not suitable for this tip. However, if you are in desperate need of an armrest, you can always stalk, annoy, or even pay someone to be your friend or family member.

Tip two: When you are sitting at the lunch table with your friends, on the bus, in the senior commons area, and sometimes even in class, your arm will surely get tired. Either from writing for those extra long twenty minutes in Mr. Ringo's class, or from simply eating lunch, or from texting. So take advantage of those moments when your friends drop something, or when they bend down to take something from their bags. The moment your friend bends down put your elbow on their back and lean your head against it, but be careful not to lean too softly. You have to apply pressure in order to make them feel too uncomfortable to get up. This way you will have more time to rest your arm. It is best to choose a seat between two friends so you can rest both arms.

Tip three: If you happen to be in the high school hallway, convince your friend to open their locker, preferably they have a bottom locker. While they are fiddling through their things, quickly put your foot on their back, this can also help you stretch. I can tell you from experience that this feels very nice. It's quite relaxing especially at the end of the day when you're exhausted from walking to and from your classes.

Tip four: Don't get your hopes down if you happen to be an area of the school where there are no lockers or fellow teenagers. The lower classes can be of immense help. You might find yourself walking towards the library and see a line of kindergarten or elementary children waiting to walk through the door. At this point you have walked from the high school hallway all the way to the library, and your hands need some rest from swinging back and forth. It is best if you grab the two last children in line. Casually put yourself in between them, place your arms at a ninety degree angle from your body with the palms of your hands are turned up, and simply rest your arms on their heads. They might fear you or be surprised at your kind motions, but by the time they reach the library door, you will have had a pleasant rest. Remember, keep smiling so their teacher does not realize your true intentions. If you are particularly lucky there might be some children strolling down the stairs opposite the library. Quickly advance to the stairs and casually put your hand on one of their heads as you did before. Be wise when picking the head, you have to consider the height of the student, and how much hair they have and how soft it is. You do not want to rest your arm on a hard or rough surface. This tip can be applied any time you see a group of small children(as small as two) walking together.

Tip five: After getting home you have perhaps been sitting at your desk doing your homework, and your legs have gone numb. This has happened countless times in my experience but I have thankfully found a wonderful solution. You need a younger brother or sister, unless your parents or older siblings are willing to participate. My younger brother is always happy to help. First, yell at your younger brother to come into your room and bring a chocolate bar or other sweets with him. Then put the sweets on the floor under your desk and ask your sibling to crawl under and pretend to be a still as a cat. They will stay there and eat their sweets for at least a minute which is just enough time to rest your legs.

With these cost free and easy tips you can give your friends and family a purpose in their life and you don't ever have to be tired and exhausted from your demanding and long school days.


Submitted: January 12, 2016

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