david-jacobs-would asked: (sorry if you get this twice. The internet keeps cutting out.)) Hi David. What's the most annoying thing about sharing a room with Sarah? What's the best thing about having her for a sister?
Not what you’d think.
Sometimes I hear classmates at school complaining about sharing a room and they always talk about the lack of privacy, but I don’t miss something that I’ve never had. I share a room with Sarah, yes, but we both share a small apartment with our parents and Les too. When either of us do want some time alone we go out onto the fire escape, or the garden on the roof if it’s empty. In the end I can cope with sharing space with Sarah, now if I were like Jack and had to share a room with lots of other guys, things might be different.
Sarah’s working day starts earlier than the school day, and it’s further away too and that means that she has to get up early. And even when she’s trying to be quiet, sharing a room means it’s impossible for her to get up without waking me as well. The months of getting up at the same time as her in order to get to the distribution centre on time have only made it more annoying. When I finally restarted school I had no reason not to keep more reasonable hours except for the fact that Sarah wake so maddeningly early.
As for the best thing – Sarah is smart. Boys at school complain about their sisters being hysterical and prissy and annoying but I’ve never joined in. Our parents weren’t able to give Sarah the same education that I’m getting, but Sarah knows how to understand people. Including me. My parents are very wise and school provides me with a great deal of information, but when I need a new perspective on a idea, Sarah’s is often best.