By Steven Gammal Picture this, one day, you and your friend are playing basketball. Your friend asks you, “Are you excited for the trip tomorrow?” You say, “Yeah, I have been looking forward to this trip for months.” Then your friends ask you,
“Are we sitting together in the bus?” And you say, “Definitely.” The next day, you go on the bus and you get a seat. A popular kid comes to you. He asks if he can sit with you. You say, “Of course.” You forgot about your friend who you promised the seat next to you. A few minutes later your friend comes and asks, “I thought you said yesterday we were sitting together on the bus?” You say, “Sorry. He was here first.” Your friend walks away and sits the whole ride alone. You have just lost your good friend.
This story was published in the Bar Mitzvah Magazine