When I woke up that morning, I immediately ran upstairs and looked at the fridge because I knew there would be envelopes with my name on it filled with cash. This year, I did not want anything special or in particular for my birthday. I just wanted money so I could spend it on myself, on my own time. Unfortunately, there weren’t any envelopes for me to open. As a matter of fact, nobody in my house was awake for this important day.
If you ever visit the Wal-Mart website, you would find that they have conveniently placed a countdown to the second for the arrival of Black Friday. So, Why Shouldn’t I Go Black Friday Shopping? * Very Long Lines * No Parking * Easy Target for Thieves * Items You Desire are No Longer Available * Stores Open on Thanksgiving * No Quality Time for Family Anymore “Why should I spend my day off shopping, when I can be home, on the couch, watching some TV?” -Marvin Cayabyab ------------------------------------------------- So What? If you don’t mind the long lines, the fact that there’s no parking, the feeling of being an easy target for thieves, the reality that you will not get the items you want, the guilt for leaving the Thanksgiving feast early to go shopping, or the time that you’re giving away to spend with your family for shopping, then I guess you’re the person that will kill someone for something at a cheap price. Wait, I won’t do that.
2) Before My brothers and I had nothing to do except going to school and play games. Now my brothers and I are working and going to college to support our families since we are all married with children. 3) Before my brothers and I had to go to high school to learn basic education skills. Now I have chosen to study criminal justice, my two brothers business, and we all live independently with our wife’s and children, I consider this a transition from child to man and we all have to face it one day. In conclusion, life during my childhood used to be easier before than
Alexandra Rochon Honest Hostess The summer after my senior year of high school I landed myself a job at Six Flags over Georgia, and worked there for one full season before I decided to call it quits. After the season was over I put me highlighter yellow uniform shirt in the back of my closet and I promised myself that I would only use the knowledge I’d acquired while working there for good and never evil, and now I here to share the things I’ve learned while working behind the scenes at one of the most popular tourist attractions in the entire state of Georgia. 1. Don’t spend money on food inside the park. While some items on the standard menu, like corn dogs and funnel cakes, are almost impossible to pass up I assure you that they aren’t worth the money.
When we entered the store Danny said “I am going to look at the CDs”, and Ryan said, “I am not sure where I am going”. None of that made much difference to me because by the time we were in I was already searching for would certainly be my spoils for the trip. The funny thing about the whole adventure was that I wasn’t taking anything I needed or necessarily wanted just random impulse items, like a pair of boxer shorts that I liked. I walked as fast but as calmly as I could through the aisles stopping erratically when I saw something I wanted. After our rampage through the store, we met up in the baby department to finish stashing the rest of our hi-jacked products into our clothing.
After twenty odd nearly years, her parents finally moved. The house was modern face flat capital with wood siding stained a cool gray. Tenaya and her chum normally visited her parents. She would describe the house as a remove home for dreamers, so she would often construe at her parents roam in face up of their windows with coffee. It mat akin a commercial.
The lake was only about three miles in circumference, which is not big for a lake. That was the only negative part of our day though. I had a feeling it was going to be one of the best days of the summer. The very second we came down from the loft, Brian’s father stomped through the front door with a drenched wife beater and Dunking Donuts munchkins in both hands. Soon as we saw him walk in with two boxes, our faces lit up like it was Christmas.
They were everywhere: in between subdivisions, outside of the city, and even in the city. Being a teenager, I thought little of the sight other than why do my parents hate me, and why of all places are we moving here. Thankfully enough we only lasted nine months there and picked back up for greener pastures. Reflecting on the sight now fourteen years later all I can think about is the giant monoculture that was Indiana. Back then I knew nothing about agriculture or its environmental impact.
My Past, Present ,and Future When I look at pictures of myself as a young child, I remember when life was simple, and all that mattered to me was candy and going outside to play with my friends. As I grew older, I began to change not only physically, but mentally and ethically. I began to learn how things progress and learn about life, at the age of ten I had to babysit my brother and sister, so my mom could go to work. I remember my childhood having to grow up without the moral support from my mom, she was there but wasn’t there. As a young lady it was things I had to learn on my own.
I still remember the most amazing trip of my life; it was two weeks with my parents in Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj (Pilgrimage), at that time we were still living in Kuwait. Hajj is the fifth of five obligatory pillars in Islam (1). To many Muslims, Hajj is like confession and opportunity for seeking God’s forgiveness and repentance. The Prophet Mohamed, peace be upon him, said, “Whoever had preformed Hajj with sincere intention, his sins will be forgiven and paradise will be his best reward”. Hajj is a mandatory ritual for Muslim adults not children, since one’s accountability begins at the age of puberty according to Islam.