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45. Lying About Being Rich
Mary is going to a private school that
$15,000 to attend each year. Mary does not
to pay anything though because she has a
. Her parents are very poor. Her mom works
a cashier at 7/11 and her dad works
a custodian. Mary has to get a 3.5
every semester to keep her scholarship. Mary pretends
she is rich so she can have friends.
at the school has nice cars and clothes.
can be hard for Mary to keep up.
's friend Patricia is throwing a party for her
birthday. It was going to be in the
of a hotel. There was going to be
of guests, a chocolate fountain, an ice sculpture,
famous singers. Mary had to wear a beautiful
, but she knew she could not afford it. "
, what are you going to wear?" Patricia asked. "
think I'll wear the dress I wore at
birthday party last year," she said. Patricia started
out loud. "You're kidding me, right?" Patricia said. "
, I am! Guess you got me!" Mary lied.
took Mary over two years to pay off
dress she bought last year. Now she had
get a new one.
Everyone would be wearing
that cost at least $100. Mary could only
$30 on a dress. She went to a
shop. She looked around for hours trying to
something good. Mary finally came across a long,
, and strapless dress. It was originally $300, but
only $20! What a good deal! Mary wore
dress at Patricia's party and everyone complimented her.