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The summer of 1999 I had just started working at Village Oaks Elementary as a Co-op student. I had always wanted to work at Village Oaks only because I had gone there for 3rd and 4th grade. On Aug 16th, 1999 I got up extra early to get to work early, I got up at 6 A.M because I had to be at work by 8 A.M. While I was getting ready my left eye started twitching. As I remembered, my mom told me that it's a bad thing if your left eye starts twitching. I never did believe her about that. So as I continued to get ready, and then had breakfast. After breakfast I got in my car and went to work.

I knew Mr. Brown (principal) would be happy if I had gotten to school early to show him that I really wanted this job and was willing to do anything.

I got to Village Oaks at around 7:45 A.M. As I was answering the phones that were ringing off the hook, due to all the parents wanting to know when school would start again my left eye started twitching even faster. I didn't know what to do. I got scared. This has never happened to me before. I didn't know what to think, it could be anything. I kept on rubbing my left eye just to see if it would get better. Which it didn't so I continued working, making copies, answering phone calls, greeting the parents, and filing new students files in the drawers. When a parent came in to find out what the school hours would be for next year, she kept on looking at my eye but didn't ask what was wrong. Then she finally asked me about my eye, and she said,