|Lindsay's Chimpanzee (standard:other, 3651 words)|
|Author: Megan Michelle||Added: Mar 04 2001||Views/Reads: 2743/1367||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Ever thought you'd own a Chimp? Read about one girls quest to do just that!|
The aroma of fresh cut flowers filled the air in the kitchen as Lindsay Johnson ran into the kitchen to see if her mother had gotten the mail yet. "Mom, Mom did you get a letter from Radisson College?" said Lindsay. "Yes, sweetie I did, here it is," said Mrs. Johnson as she handed her eighteen-year-old daughter the envelope. Mrs. Johnson was a very practical lady and always kept the important mail close at hand. "Thanks Mom," said Lindsay. "You're welcome Lindsay," said Mrs. Johnson. Lindsay ran upstairs to her baby blue painted bedroom to read the letter from Radisson. She walked over to her oak bunk beds and sat on the first bunk. The letter said the following: July 2, 1996 Dear Miss Lindsay Johnson, According to our records, you have signed up for all the classes dealing with chimpanzees. We need to know specifically what class or classes you want to take. I'm sorry but we can't let you take all the classes because other students want to attend them too. (No more than two classes please.) Also, one of the requirements is that you must own a chimp. Please respond to this letter as soon as possible. Sincerely, Professor Jane Noel "Oh my God I have to get a chimp. Wow! This will be fun. Now, I just have to talk my parents into it," said Lindsay as she was tucking her long light brown hair behind her ears. "Mom! Mom!" Lindsay called down to her mother. "What is it sweetie?" Mrs. Johnson replied. "Come down here and tell me what it is please, I'm not coming upstairs." Lindsay ran down the stairs. She passed numerous pots of red begonias with the letter in her hand to find her mother in the kitchen baking carrot cake. "Mom, Radisson College requires that the student must have a chimp to take the classes." "Oh that's nice sweetie," Mrs. Johnson replied as she was just about to crack an egg into a large mixing bowl. Lindsay stared at her mother. Her mother stared back at her. Mrs. Johnson began to look worried. Her hand trembled as she peeled some carrots and set them aside. "Oh...oh stop it!" Mrs. Johnson continued stirring the batter, and recomposed herself. "Mom I mean it! I'm serious," Lindsay yelled. Her mother looked up from the batter. "No... You're kidding!" Lindsay mother's forehead wrinkled. "But Lynn, you know we can't afford it!" Mrs. Johnson whimpered. "We have to get your brother and sister through college too, you know. You're not the only kid in this house." "Ugh! I don't care about Colt and Edele," Lindsay murmured while she walked out of the kitchen as her pale face turned bright red. "I heard that! That's right you don't care about anybody except yourself Lindsay," screamed Mrs. Johnson. At this point Lindsay was halfway up the stairs and she quietly murmured under her breath, "I will get that chimp for school no matter what I have to do." When Lindsay got to her bedroom, her younger sister Edele barged in. "Hey sis, whatcha doiní?" Edele asked. "Nothing, now get out of my face!" snapped Lindsay to Edele. "Whatís the matter, sis? You're usually not like this... Did you get into another fight with Mom?" commented Edele. "Yes, I did, but itís none of your business," snarled Lindsay. "Okay, well then fine Iíll leave you alone," said Edele. Lindsay then sat in her room brainstorming what to do. She decided that she would call her friend, Katie, and ask her for advice. She picked up the blue phone and dialed Katie's number. A voice answered the phone. "Hello, is this Katie?" asked Lindsay. "Yeah, Lindsay, what's up?" "Well, I'm having a problem," said Lindsay. "What kind of problem?" replied Katie. "Well, I got a letter in the mail from Radisson College. In order to take part in the classes that deal with chimps I have to own one. But, the real problem is my mom won't let me get one. What can I do?" asked Lindsay. "Well, you have a dog right, that you don't take care of?" commented Katie. "Yeah... I do." stated Lindsay. "Well, all you have to do is show your mom that you can take care of your dog and maybe show a little responsibility. Then possibly she'll let you get the chimp. Or, you can do research on chimps at the library and show that to your mom as well," explained Katie. "Okay, thanks for the advice Kate," said Lindsay. Click here to read the rest of this story (412 more lines)
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