-at marked “20.” He stood there, waiting.
-at (1*****): insert your last name here
-at (2*****): insert the day BEFORE your birthday (ex. I was born on April 2,
so I put: April, 1)
-at (3*****): insert your teachers name here
-at (4*****): insert your exact birthday, include the year
-at (5*****): insert your mother’s name (ex Mrs. Jones)
I wrote this essay for my A+ term paper…My teacher said that this was
the best part of it…just follow the above guidelines…
My Birthday: In the Beginning…
“What a large building this is,” exclaimed Jake Burgess. Looking
around, he admired the beauty of the architecture.
“The time is currently 2:50 PM, (2****), 2127,” stated the
computer voice, “have a nice day!”
“Let’s see now,” said Jake, “I have to be at room 2024 at… Damn!
I’m late!” He rushed over to the nearest elevator doors and pushed the
little button marked “UP” several times. He was in great shape for a 62
year old. When the doors finally opened, Jake quickly stepped into the
elevator and pressed the button marked “20.” He stood there, waiting.
With a humming sound, the elevator started its quick ascension.
Stepping out at his floor, Jake looked around and spotted the door marked
“Okay, its only 2:54, I still have one minute left.” Jake grasped
the knob, turning it and pushing at the same time. The door swung open
into a small, warm looking room. In the center there sat a small
receptionist’s desk, and a blond woman sat there.
“Good afternoon, Ms. …”
“(3****), she said, “You would be Mr. Jake Burgess?”
“Yes, I am him. Is Dr. Smith ready to see me yet?”
“Yes, I’ll tell him you’re here. He’s waiting for you, just step
through those doors.” (3**********) pointed to the doors behind her
and turned back to the book she was reading, The Good Earth, by Pearl
Dr. Smith was standing behind his desk with his back towards
Jake. Looking out the large window at the ocean, the Dr. said, “Good
afternoon Mr. Burgess, welcome to your first therapy session with me.”
He turned around offered his hand and asked, “Can I call you Jake?”
“Sure, Doc. You know, I have never been to a shrink before, what
do I have to do.”
“Just relax, and start talking about whatever you want, for
instance, why you have decided to take these therapeutical sessions.”
“Well, I have been feeling this emptiness inside ever since my
children moved out. Ever since the first time I delivered a baby, I am a
doctor, I have loved children. I remember that day, it was
“I had woken up around 6:00 am that day and had just gone
outside to get the paper. It was predicted to be a beautiful day, the sun
was to be shining and the temperature was to be in the balmy 70’s.
(National Weather Service)
It was only my second week working at the Hospital of Our Lady
of Mercy, so I was very excited and arrived at work a full half-hour
before my shift started. I sat there in the lounge reading my copy
of The New York Times. ‘Hawaii, Gets a Mixed Filipino Reception,’ and
interesting article about the reception of the Filipino dictator
Ferdinand Marcos in the state of Hawaii. (Bull) Suddenly, the
loudspeaker called my name to report to the room 104.
I rushed over there as quickly as possible. Picking up the
clipboard with the patient’s information, I found out that (5*****) was in
labor. After several hours of comforting her, the baby finally decided to
make his debut in the world. At about 1:00 PM, I delivered a fine young
boy into this world. It really was amazing holding the little kid and
realizing that I helped a life into the world.
Later that day, while reading a movie review about “Apocalypse
Now,” I realized how amazing it really was. (Shipler) I would never
forget that experience for as long as I lived.”
“Well Jake,” said Dr. Smith, “it seems that your love of children
developed from this and now you feel empty because you aren’t currently
“Yeah, I guess you’ re right Doc.”
“Anyway, your time is almost up. I’ll see you next week okay?”
“By the way, Jake, did you ever find out what happened to that
“Yeah, he’s a successful doctor who works at that old hospital,
‘Our Lady of Holy Mercy’.”