One Wrong Turn

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Sometimes when we are in a hurry in life we tend to "cut corners", as I did last year in August. When people are in a hurry we don't think about what we are doing too much, just as long as it gets done on time! I am, as well as all of us, guilty of "cutting corners" in life in order to get deeds done.

As I started my senior year in high school, I was also taking the challenging course of Physics A.P. My teacher told the whole class that we would need a textbook not supplied by the school. So, I would have to go out and get it, and there was only one place in the whole town, Davis-Kidd Bookstore, that had it in stock.

After school, I decided to go and get my textbook. As I left my house, I already knew I would have some trouble finding this bookstore.

As I got downtown, I realized that it was rush hour on a sizzling day. A drop of sweat trickled off my nose into my mouth. Yuck! Traffic was at a turtle's crawl as I made my way around the block. As I was driving, I was looking for the sign for Davis-Kidd. However, all I saw were fast food joints like McDonald's and Taco Bell. As I drove around the block again, thinking I had missed the sign. I saw the McDonald's and Taco Bell again. I had been driving in a circle! I drove around looking for Davis-Kidd Bookstore for about 30 minutes until I gave up and decided it was time to stop and ask for help. So I pulled into a gas station. "Excuse me, do you know where the Davis Kidd bookstore is?" "Yes sir, it...