Oops, it’s rather rude of me not to introduce myself. I am Zack. My father’s name is Joseph, my mother’s name is Mary and my older brother is Kevin. Actually, he should have been named Monster!
Now, coming back to my first day in the new school, it was p-a-t-h-e-t-i-c. The teacher told me to sit in the first row, so how do you expect me to make any friends?!!
When I went for lunch, the lunch break was over. And I was actually punished in Biology class because I didn’t know the answers to any of the questions the teacher asked. Then when I reached home, I found Mummy yelling at Kevin because he had taken off in Dad’s car instead of staying home and finishing some chores that she had given him. Kevin is many, many years older to me and he gets away with a lot!
I ran upstairs to my room and changed my clothes. I did my homework and when I went down for a snack, Mom had calmed down enough to ask me how my first day of school was and if I had made any friends. I said no. I played my video game and then watched some TV. And then it was time for dinner.
The next morning, Dad dropped me to school. The first three periods were good. The snack break was quite eventful because I made five friends.
In the next class all six of us were punished because we had been caught passing chits to each other. We were told to stand outside the class. We were in serious trouble! We had to get back into class because the principal would come on his daily rounds and we’d get busted if he saw us outside!
Ronit, one of the new friends I had made, told the teacher that he had a stomach ache. He pleaded that he be allowed to sit in class. The teacher told us all to hurry up and get inside.
By lunch time, our spirits were suitably revived.
We decided to play a prank on one of the boys in class. We told him that the Biology teacher, Miss Judy, was calling him. When he went looking for her, we grabbed his lunch box and ran all the way to the staff room to keep it on Miss Judy’s table!
You can imagine both his and Miss Judy’s surprise when they saw a shiny steel tiffin dhaba there. He came back, looking to punch us but we were out of his reach. My new school doesn’t seem so scary anymore!