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Title :

Write a story which includes the words, ‘… nothing seemed to go right …’

Essay type:

Narrative Writing

0500 22


Cambridge IGCSE

May/June 2021

It was supposed to be a simple task, but nothing seemed to go right. I had been tasked with delivering an important package to a client across town, but everything that could go wrong, did. I was curious about what was in the package, but I had been told not to open it.

The morning started off on the wrong foot when I overslept and missed my train. I had to rush to catch the next one, and by the time I arrived at the station, I was already running late. As I made my way to the platform, I realized that I had forgotten my wallet at home, leaving me without any money for the train fare. I had to call a friend to lend me some cash, which made me even later.

Finally, I arrived at the client's office, but the receptionist informed me that the person I was supposed to meet was out of the office for the day. I had to wait for her return, which made me even more behind schedule.

As I made my way back home, the rain started pouring down, drenching me to the bone. I reached for my umbrella, only to find that it was missing. I had left it at the client's office.

"Nothing seems to go right today," I muttered to myself.

When I finally made it back home, I was greeted by my boss, who was not pleased with my tardiness and lack of progress on the task.

"What happened? I thought this was supposed to be a simple task," he asked.

"Everything that could go wrong, did," I replied, still feeling defeated.

But, my boss was understanding and said, "It's okay, tomorrow is a new day. You'll get through it. Sometimes, things just don't go as planned, but it's how we handle these situations that really matter."

I took his words to heart and decided to put the frustrating day behind me. The next morning, I was determined to deliver the package successfully. I arrived at the client's office on time and finally met the person I was supposed to deliver the package to.

As I handed over the package, the person opened it in front of me and revealed its contents: a brand new state of the art computer. I was struck by the irony of the situation, all the obstacles and difficulties I had faced, were for delivering something as simple as a computer. But, it made me realize that sometimes, it's the journey and not the destination that matters.

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