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Maze Sphering

By R. Naddel

Hey! My name is Shiffi. Boy, do I have a story to tell you! The best place to begin is right in the middle. Last week I walked into the newsroom and found it ransacked. I mean, not fully ransacked. It’s just that the big shoe box that was on the table that morning was gone! That was an important box, because it had the whole school’s USB sticks inside. And I was in charge of it.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

mazeYou might be wondering why I’m in charge of everyone else’s USB’s. That’s a valid wonder. See, I’m the chief coordinator of the Bais Yaakov School Newsletter. That sounds like a prestigious job, but it isn’t really. My friend Penina Perel (PP) says I’m the Chief Motivator. That’s my job — scream at the team until the newsletter materializes, which is when I start drinking raw egg to get ready for the next round of shouting. It’s lots of fun.

Oh, and I have the key to the newsroom. And since there is a story writing contest in the school newsletter, I am in charge of ‘incoming submissions.’ Nowadays, that means USB’s in a shoe box on the newsroom table that is now gone. The box, not the table.

The first thing I did was check again. I have ADHD, and that means I don’t always notice everything. When I was sure they were missing, I marched down to the principal’s office. He’s a kind man, even when he’s mad at you. I told him the story, which made me late for class, again.

I had a short lesson, with me being late (good excuse this time!) and the principal coming in to inform us that he knows the perpetrator was from our class. He gave one week for someone to own up. And for those who need help with your English like me, perpetrator means the person who did it. I checked in my dictionary.


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