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Aug 04, 2019 22:45:27

Providence [7]

by @timsubiaco PATRON | 214 words | 🐣 | 153πŸ’Œ

Tim Subiaco

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Unbeknownst to me, I had stepped out of the script. As such, I had no idea how to proceed. Sure I filled out the forms (whatever they were) but evidently not all of them because I soon got an email saying that since I didn’t specify what kind of roommate I would like to have I was placed with a certain Umar Kahn.

He arrived a day late and I found him at an introductory mingling thing, you know the ones Americans love to have. He was a little brown boy compressed under the bulging arches of American muscle. I pulled him loose and got us to our dorm. He looked visibly shaken and the whites in his eyes shone in the dark as I dimmed the lights.

I was still incredibly fresh from the college and so lying on my back in the opposite side of the room, I ask poor Umar what Pakistanis thoughts of Ghandi.


β€œWhat do Pakistanis think of Ghandi?”

β€œHe’s an idiot”

I guess I got what I wanted. Umar was sixteen at the time and I would later find out that no one I would ever meet would speak as quickly and with as much erudition as this boy who had never left Pakistan before.

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    Such a beautiful reason to become roommates and then later on sublet buddies.

    Abe avatar Abe | Aug 25, 2019 15:16:34
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    @timsubiaco <3
    I cannot believe you have kept the streak
    after The Comeback I was sure it will be Random Presence
    It is wonderful you stick around in TeamStreaking manner <3

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Aug 08, 2019 07:49:32
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      @lucjah thank you!!!!
      Will be here to finish the job, promise ;)

      Tim Subiaco avatar Tim Subiaco | Aug 08, 2019 23:15:32
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    @timsubiaco congrats on your milestone!

    Don The Idea Guy avatar Don The Idea Guy | Aug 05, 2019 19:02:34
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    @timsubiaco well done!

    Sara Silva avatar Sara Silva | Aug 05, 2019 13:14:13
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    @timsubiaco Welcome!

    Valentino Urbano avatar Valentino Urbano | Aug 05, 2019 16:55:52
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    @timsubiaco - Congratulations Tim!!

    Keni avatar Keni | Aug 05, 2019 10:37:58
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    @timsubiaco Ladies and Gentlemen of #Teamstreak....we have a NEW TEAM MEMBER!!!! Tim has been regaling us with his stories, which I must confess I am not up to speed on (who has time for fiction?) Nevertheless, Tim has demonstrated that he is here to be consistent and continue his craft daily. I am so happy you joined us. We are #Teamstreak!!!

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Aug 05, 2019 07:31:28
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    @timsubiaco Welcome back to #TimStreak!

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Aug 05, 2019 10:24:21
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      @basilesamel hahah. Merci beaucoup

      Tim Subiaco avatar Tim Subiaco | Aug 05, 2019 11:35:12
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    @timsubiaco congrats for the 30th post, welcome to #Teamstreak

    Knight avatar Knight | Aug 05, 2019 06:59:14
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    @timsubiaco Congratulations on reaching 30 days of writing! This is my official invite to join #Teamstreak. https://200wordsaday.com/words/why-i-started-teamstreak-225415d2b3b871c074
    Are you in?

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Aug 04, 2019 15:52:16
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      @brandonwilson sure

      Tim Subiaco avatar Tim Subiaco | Aug 05, 2019 08:47:05
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