Top Student

“So, you prepared for your [Statistics] test tomorrow?” he asked me.

“Well, sort of,” I replied.

“Going to be the top student?”

That was a most unexpected question. This semester has been, in the words of another friend, my sabbatical. “Nah,” I said, “I know who my competition is.”

I forgot what he said next, but it was along the lines of, “so they studied hard?”

“The competition is my neighbour lar,” I said.

He looked at me, gave me a knowing look, and smiled.

I smiled back. He understood.

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