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Forced to monitor grade school scalawags.

by favepeep on March 19, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I was a "good girl" throughout grade school, so when it came time to practice for 8th grade graduation, I was positioned between two of the troublemakers; the idea being that my presence would somehow decrease their rambunctiousness. Of course, the result of this was that they would act up around or over me. And since I was about 4'10", that wasn't very hard. And the other result was that I was a nervous wreck throughout the practice sessions and the subsequent graduation ceremony. A positive result is that I am excellent at ducking!


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