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  • The day I knew I've been accepted to college I wasn't surprised.
    I'd spent the two weeks before rolling around, smoking weed with my cousin and fighting my girlfriend for no reason.
    I felt afraid, and angry, and lost.
    That day it was raining and I was playing pool. I was almost drunk.
    My dad phoned me.
    - You're in. -
    - What? -
    - The college. You passed the test. -
    The lists were exposed on the big wall in the back of the main class's building. There were more than 600 people for 120 admittances. It takes me twenty minutes to find my name in the blue printed Excel pages. Then, I got surprised. I was number seventeenth. I remember, I thought to wait some hours before call him back. I needed to think what to say. I went to the campus bar and tried to order a beer. The man behind the counter rudely faced me - We don't sell alcohol here. It's a school, understand? -
    I don't wanna stay in a place where I can't get a beer, I tought. I called my father.
    - I'm number 17th. -
    - Right. -
    - So... It was you? -
    - Damn. Sure I was. You tought you're a fucking genius? If I don't interceed for you, you are nothing. Remeber it.
    Now, you said you wanna attend college. Here you are, this is the college. -
    - Dad, when I said I wanna attend college I pretend to be admmited by myself. It's somekind of test, it
    helps you to understand if you fit it. -
    - You don't fit a shit, son of a bitch. Look, it's time for you to shut up and try to demostrate that it hasn't all been a terrible mistake. If it was for me you would be shitting as a a dustman from a long time, but your mom, she believe in you. Please, don't disappoint her.
    - Dad... -
    - We won't talk about that anymore. -
    - Well, I got it. I promise. Just... let me know. Why 17th? -
    - Because it's a unlucky number. Nobody wants it. Nobody cares if you take it. -
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