Thursday, June 12, 2008

The innocent smartass

While reading a Daily Advertiser letter today, I suddenly had a flashback to an exchange I hadn't thought of in almost 19 years. It happened at school in third grade.

For most of my childhood, despite my mom's best efforts, I had very waxy ears. I was also slow to pick up on snide comments, particularly by irritated teachers accusing me of not listening. Hence, the following:

Teacher: "Ian, do you have wax in your ears?"
Me: "Do you see any?"

I got written up a lot that year.

1 comment:

rhonda said...

so, one could say that even in childhood there was something not right about you, huh?