When I saw that name on my paper, I was
very upset. I couldn't believe that she
had done that to me.
Thinasook from Thailand
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
This story was selected from Julia Karet's ESL
writing project at Chaffey Community College:
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