Posts Tagged ‘school’
“Who wants to go stand around in a big open space all day? This sounds boring. I better just skip it and stay home.”
I still have a dream of going to high school and not knowing what my schedule is or where any of my classes are. The interesting part is over the years the dream school keeps expanding and getting more complex. It’s turning into a Hogwarts sort of place where the staircases don’t lead to where I think they will.
I went through a period as a kid where I really didn’t like school. I wished I had a super power where I could will myself sick. I felt really bad lying about it. It would be so much easier if I was actually sick.
This is one of the luxuries of being an adult. Generally everywhere you work you get nice soft chairs with built in silencers.
I was always jealous of the collection of drawings and signatures on the cast. I imagined what it would look like sitting up on a shelf in my bedroom years later. I wonder if anyone ever felt like me and arranged to have one put on their arm even though nothing happened. Maybe they had a relative that worked at a hospital.
I am constantly sabotaging my future self. “I have a 7 hour drive tomorrow, I should probably get to bed early. Oh cool, Lord of the Rings movie marathon! I’ve never watched these with commercial breaks before!”
The first kid to invent this technique must have been very popular. I liked to take it halfway up my arm and see if I could peel it off in one piece. Strangely I don’t recall a teacher ever interfering with this activity.