KAREN: If I were a duck, I'd be the first one in the air on opening day of hunting season. (HEIDI gives her a disgusted look, but says nothing.) If I were a rabbit, someone would cut off my foot, to bring good luck.
HEIDI: Oh, gross. What is the matter with you?
KAREN: Nothing's the matter with me. I am simply stating facts.
HEIDI: Well, if there was an award for negative attitude, you would win it.
KAREN: There! You see? Even my best friend agrees that I'm a loser.
HEIDI: Stop that. Haven't you ever heard of self-fulfilling prophecy?
KAREN: If I have, I've forgotten.
HEIDI: If you believe something is going to happen, you increase the chance that it will. When you think of yourself as a loser, then you do things to create your own bad luck.
KAREN: Like flunking the most important history test of the year.
HEIDI: You didn't expect to flunk when you took the test.
KAREN: Yes, I did.
HEIDI: If you really expected to flunk, you would not have bothered to take it.
KAREN: I didn't know when I showed up for the test that it would be so hard. Once I saw it, I expected to flunk.
HEIDI: Would you please open your folder and find out what your grade is? (KAREN clutches folder to her chest and shakes her head.) Do you want me to look for you?
KAREN: I don't need to look. I already know what my grade is.
HEIDI: How could you? Mr. Williams just handed these to us minutes ago.
KAREN: (Emphatically) I know what my grade is.
HEIDI: Really? (KAREN nods yes.) Are you telling me that you really did get an F? You aren't just worrying?
KAREN: You know the old saying that history repeats itself? Well, in my case, I'll be repeating history.
HEIDI: Oh. I'm sorry. Did Mr. Williams call your parents?
HEIDI: Then how did you find out?
KAREN: He didn't need to call. I knew the minute I got to the questions about the Plains of Abraham that I was doomed.
HEIDI: (Losing patience) Have you seen your grade or haven't you?
KAREN: I don't need to see it. I told you, I already ... (HEIDI suddenly grabs KAREN's test out of her hands.) Hey! Give me that. (HEIDI quickly opens folder and looks inside.)
HEIDI: You got a C-plus.
KAREN: What? No way.
HEIDI: See for yourself. (She holds the open folder under KAREN's nose.) A big, red C and a big, red plus.
KAREN: Mr. Williams must have made a mistake. I think he needs glasses.