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The Measure of My Worth

A True Stoy by Elky Pascal

Was she serious? Had Malky just said that she loved finals? “I’m sorry, Malky, I think I’m not hearing right. Did you just say that you love finals?” I asked her. Malky giggled lightly. “No, you’re not hearing things. That’s exactly what I said!”

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

lockers I gave her a confused look. “Oh, I know what you mean,” I finally said. “After the three weeks of finals, school is over! That’s why you are excited.”

“Na, actually I mean that I like finals. It’s a nice change of routine. No classes, school starts late, we take two finals and we’re out of there!”

“Yeah,” added Dina, “then we can hang out and party for the rest of the day!”

I couldn’t believe it; they were missing an integral component here. “Um, have you forgotten that in between the ‘partying’ we have some murderous finals to study for and take?”

They all shared a laugh. “Yeah, well how long does it take to study already?” asked Malky. “I mean there are 24 hours in the day.…”

Dina shared her “final plans” which included shopping in the city. Malky couldn’t wait to go swimming and also hoped to get some camp shopping done.

Personally, I planned to study. And do nothing else. The conversation was so frustrating that I simply walked away.

Malky’s words echoed in my mind. How long does it take to study already? I mean there are 24 hours in the day.…


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