Parents have high expectations from their kids. They want them to achieve great heights. And that is one of the biggest reasons for their nagging. But they don’t understand that they unknowingly turn those high expectations in to high hurdles. They tell you to get good grades to get into a good college to earn a high-end salary job. They ask you, “What you want from life?” I don’t know what I want for dinner let alone life! When you get low grades they yell at you asking, “How are you going to be anything with these grades?” Well I will be just be a good human being and isn’t that what we all should aim for? Because all the materialistic things like money, status and power diminish to nothing and only your deeds, good and bad remain. We came with nothing and we leave with nothing except the memories of our life that our choices shaped. It is my life and I will be the one to decide what to do and what not to do with it. Even if I regret my choices later, I will deal with it because they will be my choices rather than wondering my whole life what would have been if I had done what I wanted. But it doesn’t mean I want you to neglect me completely. We all need that little push every once in a while that you provide unconditionally. But you don’t have to be a train wreck all the time. So to all the parents out there, just believe and motivate us, we will try our best and give our utmost efforts because nobody wants to be a failure. Have faith, we will do something worthwhile with our lives.
Daydreaming in class while the teacher droned on and on and my friend doodling weird shapes she called ‘cartoons’ constituted a typical day. As I was watching the birds fly away, I noticed a honey bee buzzing near by fly and sit on Adam’s leg. Adam usually an observant guy is clueless of this tiny yellow insect perched up on his leg. Sitting in the row to his left, I stare at him wide eyed. He after watching my expression whispered, “What happened?” I calmly pointed at his leg mouthing ‘bee’ not to scare him otherwise the bee might sting him. He looked at me dumbly, not understanding what I was trying to say. Now everybody’s blank face which was first staring at the blackboard are now fixed on Adam. Adam finally saw the bee and looked at me scared as hell saying, “Get it off of me!” and banged his head on the desk and closed his eyes hoping the bee would disappear. Kris, sitting beside Adam, sees the whole situation and takes it upon himself to vanquish the beast. He picked up his book slowly and steadily and then in a flash hit the bee with an echoing ‘Bam!’ but the cunning bee flew away at the right time gracefully leaving Adam in immense pain. “Aaagh! My leg.” Adam cringed holding his leg. Everybody roared in laughter even the stern teacher.
Kris ended up only hurting Adam while the bee flew out the window free and unharmed. Adam’s leg pained for two days. I know it must be scary for him but I couldn’t stop laughing. His expression that changed marvellously from completely clueless to scary movie horrifying in 10 seconds was priceless. I won’t ever forget it at least not anytime soon nor will the rest of the kids let him forget it. That bee made an insanely boring day to an insanely humorous one. Its funny how only a small bee can be the cause of such a big commotion. I guess we should never underestimate anyone based on their size. At least Adam won’t anytime soon.