5.) What about school do you miss the least?
First, I have to say, I am so far out of school, I barely remember it at all with any clarity! Now, having established that excuse for any faulty memories, I would have to say that the thing I miss the least is being one of only 3 red-headed kids in the school...in fact in the whole county...and the only girl with red hair! Obviously, having red hair these days is not abnormal, and is frequently the color of choice for people looking for a change! But, when I was in school, in a small town, in a small county, where your dad was one of the 2 police officers in the county, having red hair just made you the butt of jokes. You know them, I'm sure...I'd rather be dead than red on the head...look, here comes Woody Woodpecker...and several others that I have conveniently forgotten.
|I don't look very happy, do I?|
Add to that my last name - Seymour - and you have another entire set of jokes...Under the grandstand, by SeeMore Butts was the most often used, and the most obnoxious! Then, throw in the fact that I was small and timid, and you have a recipe for teasing.
When you are a child, no amount parental reassurance that you are beautiful, that they are just jealous, or whatever other platitudes parents offer, can take away the pain of the teasing. I can tell you, as probably a lot of you can attest, that the things you were taunted with as a child don't ever really disappear. But, I digress...
What about school do I miss the least? I would have to say I don't miss the teasing! But, I never let that stop me, and even managed to succeed in spite of the teasing! So, take that, all you kids! I may have had some rough spots in my life, but I am still going on, red hair and all...I am vertically challenged (my way of saying I am short), but have never found that to be a hindrance (except when I need something from the top shelf in the cupboard!), and although I have a different last name now, I kept my maiden name as my middle name when I married - because I was proud of it!
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