I’ve been taught to take school very seriously. My parents always pulled us out of school for high holidays, but missing a class in college is different than grade school.
I have my FIRST math exam, 5 weeks in, on Rosh H (Monday). My mom says to decide for myself. My dad wants me to go to a Chabad full of judgmental, boring old people for a service. The rabbi doesn’t really talk to people who don’t donate, so it’s hard to figure why my dad insists on that place. It’s always an unpleasant experience, sometimes punctuated by subtle “give us money” slips.
I don’t want to be that weird kid who wants an extension on the first exam. But it’s the whole “I live with my parents and it’s their house” thing. I guess an extra day would help with the exam. Or I could lie and just take the exam. I don’t know why I’m so conflicted. I don’t know why I’m so afraid to let people know my religion.
This being the first exam means a photo ID is required to deter cheating. And maybe this would look suspicious. I don’t know.
Or I’ll just do the exam, and get guilt tripped work a side of bitterness from dad for who knows how long.