Why I’m moving to Israel – The day I fabricated my best excuse for being late to school forever influenced my sense of adventure — and family | Timesofisrael
When I was 6 years old and living in Israel I would take the public bus to school along with all the other independent little Israelis. One morning, I got a late start and the thought of walking into class last made me cringe (still does). And so, as I rode the bus that day, I made a hasty but calculated decision to “miss” my stop so that I would have a valid excuse for my tardiness. Proud of my quick thinking, I watched excitedly as the bus drove right past my school. But as you can imagine, the more stations that went by the more I began to slowly regret my decision. Before I knew it, all the passengers had disembarked and I found myself alone at the back of an empty bus as it arrived at the central station.