Time vs money
I walked down street without knowing where to go. “Hi Jessica, what are you doing here alone?” I asked her. Jessica was the person I like the most since the first day I entered the University of Auckland. She is beautiful with long blonde hair, sky blue eyes, pink lips like blossom roses and always look gorgeous wherever she go. But she only befriend with people who comes from wealthy family. I got scholarship because of my good results. I was born in poor family. All the money that I got from the scholarship, I used for my studies and also for my daily expenses.
Jessica just ignored me and left me there without saying anything. I ran after her and said, “Jessica lets hang out with me. I’ll pay for all the expenses”.
She turns over to me and said, “Do I know you? Don’t you ever dare to come closer to me. I don’t mix your ‘kind’”. She walked away with full of arrogance. What kind was she talking about? It was just because I was less ...view middle of the document...
I did not believe him. There was no such thing as time machine. I followed him to one room in the Time Power Shop. I saw a chair there like at the dentist and a gigantic machine beside the chair. He asked me again whether I really want to sell my time. I laughed at him and said that he was crazy. The only thing that I think was the money he offered for sitting on that chair.
I sat on the chair. Above my head there is a machine like in the surgery room. He put many colourful wires all around my body and put something like helmet on my head. Suddenly, a bright light come from above. I felt an electric shock which made unconscious. After a while, I opened my eyes and felt dizzy. I did not saw that man anymore. I walked out the room and saw the salesman was standing at the cashier place. I saw he was busying put the money in a silver briefcase.
“You can take all your money and here. I have bought your time about 50 years”. He said. I looked at him with unbelievable face. What? I actually didn’t understand what he was about. “Is he insane to give me a lot of money just for sitting on that so called time machine?” ah!! What ever! I took it and left that place. I could enjoy myself with the money.
I took the briefcase and went out. When I wanted to open the door, a man who looked messy ran towards the cashier and asked to buy time! I did not understand why everybody was going crazy over time? Then, out of the blue, I found Jessica at the nearby shop. I called for her but her just ignoring me, like always she did. I walked heading her and suddenly, my briefcase was snatched by a boy and he ran away. I tried to chase the boy but I couldn’t do that. I fell on the floor. Everybody was staring at me. Jessica was coming to me and gives me a help to stand. She said, “Uncle, are you alright?”
“What? Uncle? I am only 20. How could she call me uncle? Is she blind? Then, I saw my face at the shop’s mirror. “Who is this old man? What? Is this me? How could I turn to be like this?” now I realized that everything the salesman said was true. I wanted to buy all my time back! But I didn’t know how. I realized that youthfulness and health are the best wealth for us. I should enjoy and appreciate life. But it was too late for me.
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