“Be careful!” shouted Mike as he carried a bowl of noodles in his hands. He shouted the warning to those around him so that no one would knock into him. The bowl was very hot. It was difficult to carry it. The bowl wobbled dangerously.
Just as Mike was about to reach the table, a boy squeezed past him. He knocked into the bowl of noodles and hot soup and splattered onto Mike’s shirt.
“Ouch!” Mike cried out in pain.
The soup had scalded him. He dropped the bowl and it crashed onto the floor. Soup and noodles splattered everywhere. Most of the noodles fell onto a girl’s shoe. She was furious with Mike and started scolding him loudly for being careless. Mike apologized and tried to explain that someone had knocked into him. However, the girl refused to listen to his explanation. Just then, Mike’s classmate, Brenda, ran towards him. She helped him to pick up the bowl and return it to the stall. Then, she took him to the sink to wash his hands and shirt.
Mike did not have anything to eat for recess that day. He decided to be more careful when carrying his food. He would look out for anyone running about.