I have thought of changing myself before. It is true. I hate any change. I had been leading a carefree life at home and even at school until a telephone call brought a change to me. Oh ho!!! How dramatic and exciting it was all to me. I was a very lazy, stupid, duffer and disobedient student in my class. Shooting pellets at the back of the class, flying replica planes on the bench, pinching students ahead of me with pencils and making paranormal noises were typical of me. All my teachers were sick of me. I was my teacher’s despair. They had given up all hope of me. I was regularly punished and scolded. It was my result day when my parents and I were very happy. My parents, you know were very anxious for me and about my result, were told that I had failed in all subjects and was demoted to class eight. By the way, it was my favorite class. Mom and dad stared with me with bloodshot eyes. I did not know where to look. On coming home, I can’t tell you what happened. It’s private. I still feel pain in my spine. You know I was I a plaster for two weeks. Hush! Now, they were too angry too pacified. To stop it all, my father was called for a meeting with the principal, the following week. He was under stress. I can never forget how mom cried for me at night and dad paced the room in anxiety. Anyway, I was at home on the day he had the appointment with Mrs. Hope, but in the name only, she was the bane of my life. I expected some favour from Mrs. Hope, but I received a phone call from her. “Romi, your father was with us, talking about your future. Aaaa!!! You understand, he couldn’t stand the news of your expulsion from school and he... He... Died of heart attack!!” I was petrified. I couldn’t believe my ears. I slumped into the sofa with tears in my eyes. “I killed my father, I alone, mom... What will become of her?” I then resolved to change my life. It was three days since dad had come home. Yes, the door bell rang the fourth day and mom told me to answer the door. “Dad, is this really you?” I hugged and kissed him in his cheeks. Mom came out of the kitchen saying that I had changed a lot.