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Panadda Thinasook
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When I saw that name on my paper, I was very upset. I couldn't believe that she had done that to me.

Don't Trust Everybody

Panadda Thinasook from Thailand

Trusting yourself and people who are close to you like a friend is good, but sometime friends may take advantage of you. This happened to me two years ago when I was in high school.

In my first semester at my high school, I met a friend there. She seemed nice to me. We used to have lunch together. After school, we always talked on the phone or slept over at each other's houses. I can say that she was my best friend.

When the second semester started, my friend took the same history class as I did. In the first two months, we had a good time together. We helped each other to study and did homework together. One day, the teacher gave us a report about history in the USA to finish in two weeks. I finished it the first week, but she hadn't started it yet.

Unfortunately, two days before I had to turn in the report, I got very sick. My friend called me and asked if I wanted her to turn in my report. I thought that was a good idea, so I told her to come over to pick up my report.

Everything seemed normal until the day I came back to school. The teacher asked for my report, and he showed me a good sample report. I couldn't believe that sample was my report, but it didn't have my name on it. The writer's name was my friend.

When I saw that name on my paper, I was very upset. I couldn't believe that she had done that to me. I felt very angry and at my friend. I was thinking to tell the teacher about the report, but I didn't do it because I knew teacher wouldn't believe me.

I decided to go to her and ask her about my report. She acted like nothing had happened. She said that she lost my report; that's why she didn't turn in my report. I could see her eyes laughing at me. She made me feel so bad about what she had done to me. I had to write a new report to turn in to my teacher.

After that day, I didn't talk to her anymore, didn't even look at her. She taught me not to trust anyone, even if the person seems very close to me.

Look Book This story was selected from Julia Karet's ESL writing project at Chaffey Community College: The Look Book Project

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