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Calamity Control

Bracha Rosman

I’m a huge pessimist. I remember as a toddler wondering why my baby bottle was half-empty. Don’t get me wrong, I’m an average teenager just like you and have fun with my friends. It’s just that I have this major problem. I see what other people see as small problems, as enormous problems. My friends are all familiar with my use of my favorite word. They think it’s “so cute.” Let me assure you though, there’s nothing cute about the word calamity. Especially when I overuse it so.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Running a production that size is a huge undertaking, and honestly, I just don’t have the time to spare. I have homework, babysitting, and a million other things to do after school. In one word, her choosing me was a calamity, a big, huge, mammoth calamity.

Tzivy and Leah were beside themselves with joy at having been chosen to head the chagigah. They said I’m crazy for not sharing in their feelings of elation, and that other girls would totally plotz for the honor. Leah said it will look great on her seminary application and Tzivy said it would give the girls in the school a chance to really shine. Not to mention all the money it brings in for tzedakah. I said, “However you cut it, it’s a calamity.”

 

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