A Lost Present
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" Here Sal I got you an interesting present, I hope you enjoy," said uncle Mark
Sal ripped the wrapper paper of the present like someone skinning a sheep. When he ripped all of it he saw a cube with 6 colours around it, it was a Rubik's cube!
" Thank you," said Sal to Uncle mark
However, deep down inside Sal was disappointed. He wanted money or a video game, why did he need a colourful cube. Other than that he got great presents. All of his other uncles and aunts gave him video games and money. That was more like it!
After Christmas life was normal for Sal, he played video games and was living the life. Everyday Sal did the same thing he finished his homework in a hurry and start playing video games. Even though he got good grades his parents were very annoyed with Sal. He spent way too much time playing video games. He would sleep late playing, and would not listen or care about his parent's calls. Whenever they tried to tell him slowly he would listen for a few days then would revert back to his old habits.
One day after lunch Sal was playing video games and once again he wasn't responding to his mom's calls. And she erupted like a geyser, she screamed loudly and took away Sal's video games. Sal mourned about his lost video games and pleaded with his mom. His mom gave nothing and asked him to find other ways to spend his time.
On the day after coming out of his mother's room pleading, he saw his Rubik's that his uncle gave him. It had gathered dust and was slow and creaky, anyways Sal picked it up and went to his bedroom. He flopped on his bed and tried to solve it. Well, Sal thought he should solve the cube side by side. Oh was he Wrong! After a couple of long hours, he searched up a tutorial on youtube. He found a good tutorial and got to work. Once he started watching the video he realised how much work he would have to put it. By the time he had figured out how to solve it was nighttime.
His mother decided it was time to give him his video games back. So she walked into Sal's room and found him solving the Rubik's cube. She was elated and went to give him his game. However, when she asked him if he wanted his game he said no. His mother was shocked and overwhelmed. Sal said he would not play a single video game again. Then he stated this cube would be his new best friend. And so it was!
Instead of going to his games each day after Sal would go to his Rubik's Cube. He would learn new things each day and would be excited to tell his parents what he learnt. His parents were excited and happy thus, were eager to listen to what he had learnt. Day by day, month by month and year by year. Sal got faster from 15 minutes to a bit under around 20 seconds.
This is when he started going to competitions. He did not win any of them but that did not discourage him. He persevered and got faster, he went to more competitions and kept on getting faster. He saw many people quit but he did not. Eventually, he got so good he could compete at the world championship. He went to the world championships and did astonishing.
He was the underdog, winning without being well known. Now he was a well-known figure and got rid of his bad habit, playing video games.