The Case of the Missing $20

Holy cow, am actually on the internet after waiting for several months… (I’ll explain later)

Now usually on this blog I leave out as much as I can about my school life, it’s the same for social networks – I’ve never said what year of education I’m currently ‘enduring.’  I feel though that for this post to have any meaning I need to break my rules.  To a degree.

This is my first year of College, and I have to say, I’m pretty lost in the amount of freedom that’s available compared to that of High School.  What I do know is this free time will allow me to write things up, like blog posts, scripts for my YouTube videos – and when I get a decent laptop to use… *sigh* … perhaps even some of my graphic work and video editing.  The positive thing about doing this at College is that it feels like an atmosphere that is far more encouraging of productivity than I have found my room at home to be.  Perhaps it’s my own mental stigma that I’ve associated ‘home’ with ‘relax.’  Though just reading back a bit on what I’ve written now, it appears that even though getting myself to work at home is a much harder task… the quality of the work is greater. Let me know if you think that’s a load of old beef, and that I’m just using odd metaphors to try to stick up for my own placebo.

ANYHOW

I know, it’s been 246 words so far and not a single mention of this mysterious currency disappearance.  Considering the title I really just reeled you, the reader, in, and then left you hanging on the line.  So with all this free time, today I have a three-hour break mixed in with my other lessons, I decided that I would go by some more stationary, go grab a burger that is greedily taken advantage of by my teenage metabolism – and then go to the library where I would borrow a computer, write-up a blog post and then plan up an Uploadthedownload video to film and edit this afternoon.  My plans didn’t go… according to plan.

Went to get some more pens, it was going to cost me $11 for 3 packs of my favourite variety, (the kind I use every night to write in my journal) – In my mind, at that stage, my wallet had about $25 plus gold coins in it.  I took a look around further, considering buying a folder to keep all my maths books and equipment in… thankfully I saved myself… by deciding to put it down.
Went to the checkout, handed the items over to the lady… opened the wallet and blam, nothing but a measly $5 note, and $2 in coins… well, I guess I could have handed them my student card and said, ‘Is this acceptable currency?’

I asked if I could leave one of the packets of pens behind, and just purchased the others for $6.95 – but now I definitely didn’t have enough for that burger. Yeah, yeah – could have just forgotten about the pens and bought the burger.  But where’s the fun in that?  Now I get to test my strength and survive the rest of the day with only the small amount of food packed with the anticipation of a major meal later in the day.

I did have a $20 note, I remember fondling it as I came up with my ‘brilliant idea’ – and I most definitely didn’t spend it on anything else. Hmmm, could there be a robbery case going on?  I have heard that some Year 11s who tried to claim a locker had their little padlocks cut off with boltcutters by people who felt they owned the locker more.
Most likely the $20 note is actually in my jacket that I wore the other day – meaning it probably never made it into my wallet in the first place.  Great going Ben!

Hasn’t his been an exciting post! HAH! Deceived!  Worst mystery story ever!

Oh yes of course! The POTATO!  Where does that come into the story?  Did I find a potato in the ground and decide to eat it raw to suffice my now tingling hunger?  Nope.

This laptop that I borrowed from the Library… unbelievable… it is the slooooooowwweesst …. agh. *Head hurts*
Quite literally one hour of my 3 hours was spent waiting for this thing to actually log in – and when I opened up the web browser the whole thing froze on me… requiring… *sarc* A VERY FAST AND HASTY REBOOT! *sarc*
I have to say, I would have been better off plugging a monitor and peripherals into a potato to get this post written – probably would have been finished in half the time…

Well until the next time, when you are gifted with a boring College-based post.

See You Later,

Ben.

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