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Jr. Tales: Freedom to Choose

A true story, as told to Avigail Rabinowitz

Sent home from school. Me! Sent home from school! I’m not the troublemaker type, have never been a bully - if anything, the bully got sent home for picking on me. Yeah, okay, I have participated in a prank on a sub in my lifetime, but trust me, I felt guilty the whole time!

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

I’m the kid who watches other guys’ shenanigans and tries not to chuckle. I’m never the instigator. You catch the type I am, right? And yet, there I was, at one in the afternoon, in our minivan, on my way home from yeshivah. My ordinarily chatty, bubbly mother was quiet the whole way home. Not a word. I tried to fill the strangeness of the quiet by rambling about the pros and cons of hand brakes, and Mommy finally broke her silence with, “Ari, I need some quiet right now.” Right, I got that. This whole scenario is nuts. Just. Too. Strange.

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