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            The  second  message  came  a  week  later,  as  Neil  was
            watching TV. Congratulations! We – a group of ten girls
            – have chosen you as the worst dressed boy at CMS! Neil
            shook his head. Hey! What in hell is going on here? He
         5  stared for a long moment at the message. Then he took a
            good look at the clothes he had on. They seemed all right
            to him. They certainly felt good. Of course, that was his
            main idea when he picked out new clothes: they had to be
            comfortable. He had never thought much about fashion
         10  or being ‘fashionable’. That was something for girls, he
              What’s wrong with the way I dress? He went downstairs
            and stood in front of the full-length mirror. What he saw
            looked good enough to him. Jeans, t-shirt, sneakers. It’s
         15  what all the kids wear, isn’t it?
              At that moment, he heard a car in the driveway. It was
            his mother, coming home from work. He hesitated, then
            went to the door, opened it and let her in. ‘Hi, Mom,’ he
            said without smiling.
         20    ‘Hi!’ When he still didn’t smile she stopped and took a
            good look at him. ‘What’s the matter with you?’
              ‘When’s dad coming?’
              ‘Not till the end of the week.’

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