Ryan Thompson
4th Hour
Miss Howard
November 7, 1996

During times of illness there is certain things one cannot bring
themselves to do. Everyone has had one of these times. That time for me is
right now. As i have been diagnosed with bronchitis and tonsillitis it is very
difficult to concentrate on the computer screen when the medicine you take
makes you nauseous.
As I sit down to type up my homework my headache worsens. but yet
I continue on at my meagerly pace to finish the assignment as it has to be
turned in today no matter how sick I seem to be. Some may say this is
unfair. I see the rightness in it however. See if everyone just said they were
sick everytime they did not want to complete an assignment it would get out
of hand. People would just make up excuses not to come to school. That is
not right and the assignment is due on the day assigned. No ifs ands or buts.
Illness not only takes your concentration and does crazy things to it. It
also takes away your will to do the tasks on hand. you know your paper is
due, and that you must get it to school somehow, but yet you do not want to
do it and only want to curse the teacher that gave it to you.
Of course people will say that I could have written a good three page
essay in the time that it took me to scribble this down, but I believe this is
untrue. As this paper took no concentration and just my thoughts coming
down on paper. If a real essay would to come to me now that is what would
be on the paper. But as you see it is not a true essay.
Honesty is always the best answer right? Why that is what I think.
Actually Miss Howard this Paper was just something to get done with and get
a grade so that I may re-write when I am feeling more myself and can think
more efficiently.
Here we come to the end of my glorious essay and we can see the
affect of my illnesses. They take away my concentration and pull away from
me my will to do work of any sort. And as you look over this I regret taking
up your time to read this, but hope you at least get some entertainment out of
reading it, as it will be on your desk soon as I shower up to take my prize into
be graded.