THE IRRESISTIBLE URGE
(School in crisis)
Nath became confuse looking at his father who stood before him under the ornamental crop wearing a traditional attire and a staff in his hand. Regardless of his small stature and environment, he was well educated.
“Welcome, father” Nath straightened up. “What do you mean by not all things worth mind taking?” he asked.
“Nath my son, i have been observing you from a distant. And as your father, i know that your mind sometimes wander to something. I hope that thing worth thinking of” the father replied.
Nath remaind mute for sometimes and said, “Father, what are the things that doesn’t worth it?”
“The things or persons that distract u from important achievements”
“Talking about persons, i think all people worth thinking of”
Mr Anuma transferred his staff to another hand and took three steps forward. “No son, any person that doesn’t contribute positively to ur life doesn’t worth it” he emphasized critically lifting the staff above the ground.
Nath became mute again with his face down thinking whether Ellen contributes positively to his life or not. So he raised his head and said, “What if the person doesn’t contribute positively but i find myself thinking about her every minutes?”
“That’s where distraction comes in, so you must focus” the father concluded and began to go inside. But he stopped and called, “Son?”
“Yes, father” Nath listened attentively looking at him.
“Distraction doesn’t only comes in, love does too but u must not let it distract ur important activities” the father finally entered into his house then Nath remained speechless.
THE NEXT DAY AT ASSS
Already, all the students had gathered on the assembly ground. After prayers and other things, Mrs Marvelous, the principal stood beside the national flag-stand looking at the quiet students. She has a high pitch voice, fashionable hair, painted fingernails, fat body and average height.
“Good morning students?” she began.
“Good morning ma” the students chorused.
“I want to commend on your hard works and keeping the school rules and regulations. The SS3 students have to work harder for their waec examination especially the science students..” the principal moved towards SS3 students’ line. She raised her right hand as a way to say something very important. At that time, Nath and Ellen glanced at each other but averted their eyes without any sign of communication. “..You have to make findings on your own. Think critically as a science student and invent new things. Every laboratory materials have been made available for you in this ASSS..”
“Heeey!” the students shouted thereby interrupting the principal. Some giggled while some laughed at her last word, ‘ASSS.’ Even the teachers couldn’t help it but smiled.
“Quiet there!” Mr Jumbo shouted and picked up a cane then all became quiet. “Corrupt minded people” he added thereby causing another laughter.
The principal also smiled and said, “You should know what i mean by ‘ASSS’ it’s the acronym of the school name: Alvana Senior Secondary..”
“School!!” the students completed.
“Yes oh, we are the ASSS!” a male voice shouted from the crowd which caused a serious laughter.
Nath and Ellen looked at each other again laughing. They suddenly stared silently feeling their heartbeats. Nath waved at her with a smile then she waved back and turned immediately still smiling too. Even Mr Jumbo couldn’t help it anymore so he began to laugh out loud.
“I’m done” the principal said walking out with a smile too then the assembly ended hilariously.
Teachers had to face another problem of stopping the students from misusing the acronym ‘ASSS’ as ‘ass’ because it was the topic of the day from both junior and senior students. Cent became the worst person who used the word frequently to the extent his changed his name from Star Boy to Star the ASSS Boy.
Nath and Kennedy sat on the last three stairs, the one on the assembly ground because the weather was cool. One could see junior students playing around while some senior students were playing football on the field.
“Today is a hilarious day and a happy day too” Nath told Kennedy.
“Why bro?” he asked.
“Our principal made it hilarious while Ellen made it happy”
“Wow, it seems like both of you are now in good terms”
“You mean Ellen?”
“Good to hear bro” Kennedy became quiet. “But why don’t you go further and tell her that you love her?” he asked.
“Love?” Nath stared at him.
“Must we go through this again? Make an approach bro!” Kennedy pushed him friendly. “Since u are always the person girls want” he added sadly with a low voice.
“What do you mean by that? Who are the girls?” Nath became curious.
As Kennedy wanted to reply, Cent’s voice from a distant with a junior student interrupted him. So both looked at them.
“Star the ASSS Boy!” the junior student hailed.
“Yoh mehn! You’re the correct ASSS boy” Cent replied bouncing..
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