ASSIGNMET ONE

ASSIGNMET ONE - 1 I was hungry dirty and exhausted...

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I was hungry, dirty and exhausted. Something had to give. I was 6 months pregnant and had lost 15 pounds in 2 months. I was tired of arguing about a bowl of cereal or a can of soup. I didn’t want to have to explain how much shampoo I had used. I wasn’t taking care of myself. Teenage rebellion had gone too far. It was time to do something. I needed to go home so that I could take care of myself. My boyfriend borrowed his friend’s stolen car to drive me home. I got in and told myself that this nightmare would all be over in 30 minutes. He took all back roads and turned at every sign of a cop. An hour later we pulled up in front of my dad’s house. Just the sight of it was a relief. I was a privileged child, and this was the house I grew up in. Yet, all I could do was cry. I was too afraid to admit I couldn’t take care of myself anymore! After an hour of trying to convince myself to go in, I made him drive us back to the tiny two bedroom blue house I had been sharing with my drug addict boyfriend, his sister, her boyfriend and their three- year old son. I cried myself to sleep that night on the cold, dirty floor. I would do it tomorrow. I woke up the next day and walked with Keenan, my three-year old roommate, to the hotel down the street for their free continental breakfast. The hostess just smiled as we walked in. We had our fill of cereal, fruit and juice and thanked the hostess as we left. As soon as we returned, I borrowed a phone from the girl who lived across the street. I dialed my dad’s number. He answered, “Hello?” I hung up. It was too hard. I couldn’t stand the idea of telling him he was right. I was irresponsible and needed his help. But I
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