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The Big Test

Take Your Sister's Adderall

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We see you tapping your textbook. Camera fades up to the alarm clock. It’s 10:30 pm.

YOU: Uh, there’s just no time left. Hey, maybe I should take Angela’s Adderall to cram.

You walk into the bathroom, open the bathroom drawer and find Angela’s Adderall bottle.

YOU: Here they are.

You take two pills out and pop them. Time elapses.

Camera fades up to the alarm clock shows that it’s 12:30 am now.

In your room, we see you trying to study but unable to focus. We can hear your heartbeat.

YOU: Uh, I feel awful. These pills don’t even help.