Not all our days are good. Some people even call them unlucky days. Such a day
happened to me too. That morning, I woke up with a start. I grabbed my alarm
clock and looked at it. Oh no! I gasped in dismay.
It was a quarter to eight. I was going to be late for school.
As I did not
have time for breakfast, I could hear my stomach
groaning. All I could do was just grab a cup of coffee.
Unfortunately, my hand moved too fast. It knocked down the cup and the coffee
flowed all over the floor.
I did not have time to wipe up the mess. So I ran out of the house with my
mother shouting at me. Boy, she sounded really angry. As I was late, I decided
to take a short cut. This meant I had to walk through a muddy lane.
As I was rushing, I did not see the wooden plank in the mud. Before I knew
it, I tripped and landed in the mud. You can imagine my school uniform and hair
covered with mud. Groaning and cursing, I washed myself at a nearby tap. Then, I
hurried to school. As I was so late, a prefect at the gate wrote down my name.
That was really bad luck! When I entered the classroom, the science lesson had
started. Miss Ong was writing on the blackboard. She looked at my dirty uniform
She asked loudly, "What happened to you? Why are you so late for class?"
before I could say anything, she shouted at me in front of the class. "You get
out and tidy up!"
When I got back to class later, everyone was looking at me. I wish there was
a big hole where I could crawl into. Soon, the bell rang for recess. As I was so
hungry, I quickly ran to the canteen. Not seeing a girl walking in my direction,
I accidentally knocked into her. Her drink flowed all over her uniform.
She shouted, "Watch out where you are going! What's the matter with you?" As
I was so hungry, I did not even bother to apologise. The bell rang again for us
to go back to class. As I was late again, I had to run all the way to the
classroom. Ibis time, I missed the bottom step on the staircase. So, I fell flat
on the cement floor. Wow! It hurt my knee. The other pupils standing there
watched me make a fool of myself. I felt like crying. My class teacher, who was
walking past, asked impatiently, "What happened to you? Why are you so clumsy?"
After school, I just wanted to get home without any more
hitches. However, when I reached my house
gate, it was locked. I put my hand inside my pocket and realised that I had
forgotten to bring the house keys! I had to wait till my mother got back from
work. That would be six o'clock.
Poor me ! I was tired, hot, thirsty and hungry. It was only three o'clock.
The sun was hot. To make matters worse, the owner of the house two doors away
did not close his front gate. His dog came running out. Seeing me standing
there, it charged at me ! I had to take to my heels and run for my life.
That night, I told my mother everything that happened. "Today was really my