For many people, the start of a new school term was something to look forward to. The excitement to start a new class, the eagerness to use new textbooks, and of course, school also meant a lot of people got a long-ass break from being the grumpy in-house maid. And there was you who liked to add a week to your holidays. You didn’t feel the urgency others felt to return to school, you would be there for the remainder of the year, so what was the rush?
Now is the perfect time to remind you of everything you faced whenever you eventually decided to “show your face”.
The struggle to get a seat
Your mates had been moved to a new class, and the early birds seemed to have taken all the good spots. Your friends, who you had hoped would help you get a seat, sly you. It meant doom because you had to take wherever was available, which could be the one spot with a direct view of the teacher.
Your friends had moved on from you
The minds of children are fickle, and your first experiences of that were during your secondary school days. It turned out that the people you thought were your friends really couldn’t give two shits if you came back. It was one thing for them to have new seat partners, and another thing for them to have settled into a life without you in it.
There was a mountain of work to catch up on
Yes, this was a given. Nobody was going to wait for you before serious work started. It’d been only a week, but there were series of class works and assignments already. And of course, the hardest part of it all was the notes you had to copy. When you got to the senior class, this became even more of an inconvenience because, biology and economics.
But none of this mattered because you were the flyest
New term, new school bags, uniforms, and shoes. The others got the same new things, but theirs didn’t count as new anymore. Yours were the newest and you couldn’t be caught un-fresh. The tardiness may be a thing your teachers hated, but your drip was forever.