The next morning, a hungry, tired, stressed Alice has an argument with her father before climbing aboard the school bus. She spends a miserable day at school, unable to work hard, and falls short of fulfilling her wish. But as she’s leaving at the end of the day, she recieves an unexpected offer.
When she was a child avoiding having to go home to her father, Alice sat in the juice bar one time and did her homework with another girl called Anita. They had become friends over time, although they had mostly only spoken on the phone since then.
But today, Anita invited Alice to come home with her after school.
Alice already knew that Anita was a genius, who often wandered away from her, lost in thought.
What Alice hadn’t known before was that Anita’s family was rich.
She spent a while wandering the house in amazement, despite being badly in need of rest, food, and stress relief.
And as she sat down in front of the enormous television, neither she nor I realised she was already late for her new job.