Today, about two hours before Shavu'ot, our school's fridge blew a fuse or something, which would normally be quite a problem. But apparently, no, it is not a problem because deep in the misty, shady recesses of our building is a giant walk-in industrial fully operating refridgerator. Now, the funny thing about this whole story is that for the last ten months, we have been continually complaining about the fact that the refridgerator in our lunchroom does not actually work, that our milk is continually spoiled, that we don't have enough room for all of our personal food, etc ad infinitum. And the school continually shrugged and told us that there was nothing that they could do. And now, two days before the end of the year, we discover that actually there was something they could have done, had they cared. Distinctly fishy.
Well, once we entered this crazy and secret realm behind a little door marked No Entrance, we decided that we had to explore (see if there was anything else exciting that the school was hiding from us) Among other things, we discovered: A secret, locked door to a giant room, unoccupied that none of us had ever seen; a ice-cream freezer, unfortunately empty; several staircases and winding passages leading to locked doors; and, finally, a roof. A huge, gorgeous (well, covered with chimneys, wires, and a dusty satellite dish) roof, with a waist-high wall going around all of it, at the top of a flight of stairs that had constantly been there behind a door on our very own floor that we were told never to enter. Now the funny thing about that
is that earlier in the year, we loved to hang out on the roof just outside of our common room window, reading, sun-bathing, etc. Then one day, out of the blue we were informed that we were not permitted on the roof due to its lack of any fence, etc. (Some of us suspected that this was actually due to the fact that we were visible from the street) Be that as it may, nobody thought to inform us that up just one flight of stairs, was a completely secure, well-fenced, invisible from the street, giant roof. Again, distinctly fishy.
I'm not quite sure what the point of the whole rant is, but I enjoyed venting, and that's worth something, too. It is just possible that the school never knew about the roof, although you have to wonder why we were forbidden from using the stairs. And I suppose that the administration could not have known about the fridge, either, but then how did they suddenly discover it today?
The saddest part about the whole thing is that these crazy discoveries came at this point of the year. The roof, especially, looks like it would have been a very fun place to hang out and learn or read. It's a shame that I won't really get a chance to do so, assuming that I would have been daring enough to ignore the school's injunctions. The silver lining is that Miri also discovered all these things, giving her the chance to be the Shana Bet girl who secretly knows everything next year.