Happy Birthday, Rendy

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This morning, Rendy went to school with a very annoyed expression. Why? Because today is his birthday. But unfortunately, his parents did not gave him a gifts. Instead of gifts, this morning there was no birthday greetings. Her mother was busy taking care of Bethy, the only his sister who were aged one year. While his father, just sitting in dinning room reading the newspaper while accompanied by a cup of coffee.

“Huh, father and mother alike. No one remembers today is my birthday. Why, because of Bethy, mother forgot with my birthday. Uh, sucks, “he said, grumbling. In fact, so upset, Rendy not saying goodbye or just say hello.

After Rendy departed, his father and mother looked at each other, and smiling. “This child is angry,” said the father, mother greeted with sweet smile.

While in the school, Rendy could not concentrate with lessons given by Mrs. Rini, the homeroom teacher. His face was the same as this morning. Even more upset, because, none of his friends which say happy birthday to him. Even Mrs. Rini who never forget with birthday of her students, today suddenly forgotten.

Rendy, the 5th grade students was more and more annoyed, in fact, when his friends asked him just a little things, he suddenly so grumpy.

“Why are you who shuttle me, where is my father?” Asked Rendy to Mr. Brown, the family’s driver.

“Um, your father have a meeting schedule, son. So he can not pick you, “said Mr. Brown haltingly.

“And how is my mother?” Said Rendy.

“Your mom is at home, taking care Bethy.”

“Ugh, why do people today is very annoying! At home and at school are same, all sucks. Whereas today is the Rendy’s birthday. Why did not anyone remember my birthday. Instead of giving gifts, there are no congratulations. This day is very annoying. Okey, Mr. Brown, let’s go hang out. I am hungry but I don’t want to go home now! “

“If you do not go home, where are you going then?”

“Anywhere. I want to eat but not at home”

Somewhat surprised Mr. Brown saw Rendy is angry. Therefore, rarely he saw his employer’s son so grumpy. Mr. Brown thought for a moment. Shortly thereafter, he smiled.

“Son, what if you eating in a favorite restaurant that is usually visited by your father and mother. It is there” Mr. Brown pointed out to the city center.

Rendy turned sharply toward Mr. Brown. “Did you have the money?”

“Hahaha, even if I just a driver, if it’s just for paying your meal, I still have enough money. Indeed you want to eat how much portion? Well, let’s this just as present for your birthday from me, son. How?”

Without think any further, Rendy was immediately agreed. Instantly he smiled brightly. “Thank you Mr. Brown. Even though you were not my parent, but you are like a father for me. Someday when I already a man and have some money, I will replace your money, sir.” Hearing that, Mr. Brown smiled touched.

Arriving at his favorite restaurant, Rendy ran left Mr. Brown who was walking slowly behind him. However, when he opened the door …..

Tadaaaa ….

“Happy Birthday To You, Happy Birthday To You, Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday To You …..”

His Father, Mother, Bethy, Mrs. Rini, and all of his school friends are singing this song for him.

Apparently, they are only pretending today. Then, Rendy’s tears fell down. He was embarrassed, because it has been prejudiced to his parents, teachers, and all friends.

This surprise was special to him, even very special. Exceed congratulations greetings or a gifts.

Happy birthday, Rendy.




Vocabulary

grumbling (noun)

a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone

synonyms: grumble, murmur, murmuring, mutter, muttering, complaint

grumpy (adj.)

annoyed and irritable

synonyms: bad-tempered, crabbed, crabby, cross, fussy, grouchy, ill-tempered

haltingly (adv.)

in a halting manner, not smoothly

apparently (adv.)

unmistakably (`plain’ is often used informally for `plainly’)

synonyms: evidently, manifestly, obviously, patently, plain, plainly

pretending (noun)

the act of giving a false appearance

synonyms: feigning, pretence, pretense, simulation

prejudiced (adj.) 

being biased or having a belief or attitude formed beforehand

synonyms: discriminatory, homophobic, jaundiced, loaded, racist, sexist

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