Tales of a Preschool Nothing

Think applying for college is tough these days? Try being a 2-year-old in L.A.

Illustration by Tomasz Walenta for TIME

I always thought having money would mean not waiting in line. I assumed we would use our money to spend our time doing things we love, like accusing our housecleaners of stealing stuff. Yet while the rest of the U.S. speeds through fast-food drive-throughs, we wait outside expensive restaurants hoping for a table. We line up in front of the Apple store for the newest iPhone and stand in the snow at Sundance to get tickets for films that aren't good enough to make it to movie theaters.

There are plenty of preschools in Los Angeles. Most of them accept all...

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