Very Eventful Morning
Today is Friday, so I’m suppose to be in school. But I’m not. Instead, I am sitting at my desk at home, writing about my very eventful morning spent walking around in downtown The village of H.
This morning, I woke up as usual, and got ready to go to school. The previous schoolday was perfectly normal (except for a cancelation of after school activities), and I did not expect today to be any different. Like any other day, I put on my coat and waited for bus at my door. I waited….and waited….and after five minutes, it still did not come. Usualy, by that time, the bus is either super late, or I missed it. There was nobody else waiting for the bus, so I guessed that I had already missed it, and everyone else had already left. My mom thought the bus must be late, because the bus almost never comes early. But if it’s the bus that’s late, where was everyone else who usually waits for the bus?
That was the first sign that something was wrong. However, we dismissed it, and my mom drove me to school instead. She parked in the parking lot of a church across from the school, and I got off. As I was walking across the street, I felt that something wasn’t right. Usually, at that time, the school parking lot should be really crowded with other parents driving their kids to school, and there should be students walking into the school. However, the school lawn was deserted. As I got closer to the door, I saw a shocking sight. There was nobody inside the school.
The inside of the school was dimly lit, and all the tables in the cafeteria were folded up. Most surprisingly, there was nobody there. The doors were locked, and on the door was a piece of paper that explained it all: “SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY 1/17”. I was relieved at first. So there was a logical explanation to everything: why the bus never came, why the parking lot was deserted, and why there was no one inside. I was really surprised, but happy that there was no school. I wouldn’t have to take the science test anymore (at least not until Tuesday)! Also, since I have Monday off from Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I would have a 4-day weekend! But then, I realized that I was stuck.
I didn’t have a ride home. My mom had already driven off, so the only option I had was to walk to the library and call her to come and pick me up again. That wasn’t too bad, I have walked to the library from school before, and it’s only two blocks away. And I would be able to check out books! The only downside was the cold. So, I started walking towards the library. I was halfway there when my friend’s car drove up, and they offered me a ride. So I got in, and they drove me to the library.
I should have asked them to drive me home, but I didn’t want to be too much of a bother. Instead they drove me to the library, and to my great horror I found out that…. the library was also closed. Just as I realized the doors were locked, I turned around and saw their car driving off around the corner.
For a second, I stood there, frozen, not sure what to do. The library was my one and only back-up plan. Quickly, I went through the places in downtown The village of H that I know of. I remembered that there is a office in the Memorial Hall place next to the Library, so I went there, and thankfully, the door was open. However… the office was not. There was no one there inside the building.
I had only two options left: walk twenty minutes in the freezing cold to get home, or try to see if there’s a phone at the post office. My mom goes to the post office a lot, so fortunately, I knew where that was. I walked there quickly, and found the door open. However, to my great dissapointment, there were no phones there.
By then, I was getting pretty annoyed, and really cold. Where else can I go? I thought. I remembered that before I left Memorial Hall, I saw two important-looking guys go into the library. Maybe it’s open now. I thought. I left the post office and walked across the street to the library. I was cold, and my feet felt a bit tired from all that walking through the snow. I arrived at the library to see it still closed. However, a guy inside opened the door for me.
It turned out that the people who went inside previously were contractors. The library is going to be remodeled, and this morning, the contractors were supposed to come. The guy who opened the door for me was there to open the doors for the contractors. He let me in to call my parents, and then told me I could wait out in the foyer. There was a chair there, and it was warm, so I didn’t mind. So, for the second time this morning, I sat there and waited.
I waited…and waited….for at least twenty minutes. My mom should have been there by then, but she still wasn’t there. I went back and called my dad, and my dad said she already left. I decided to wait a while more. I was getting really, really bored. After half an hour, my mom finally arrived.
It turned out that what happened was that she thought I meant the school library, so she spent a long time looking for me in the school. And then she called my dad and found out that I was actually at the public library. Hahaha….by the time I got home, it was 8:40, two hours after the time I left. That was a really eventful morning. Now, I’m glad I’m back at home, ready to enjoy by four-day weekend.
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