Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Most Embarrassing Elementary School Moment

Have you ever just felt like telling an embarrassing story? For no good reason? Well here goes.... I spent 6 years of my life at Webster Elementary School. When I was in 3rd grade we were obsessed with the game of Hopscotch. We played it before school, at recess, at lunch. That was back when children actually played outside. Before computers, before virtual reality, before all that stuff we really played on the playground and had fun.

We loved Hopscotch. I had my lucky stone. And I was good. Well, one day we were playing and a boy (lets call him T)was kinda hanging out with us and I think he was playing too. One of my friends? (Carol) pushed me like kids do and she pushed me quite hard. Hard enough to push me into the boy (T) and knock him down on his side onto the playground. His head went down onto the pavement like he was going to take a nap only instead of taking the nap I lost my balance completely and SAT ON HIS HEAD!!!!!! Carol couldn't do that again if she tried. She laughed. Everyone else around us laughed. T didn't laugh. I didn't laugh. Needless to say, T never played with us again. I don't think I ever spoke to him again even though we went to school together all through high school.

Webster School has been long since torn down. Most of the people living in Plymouth, Indiana have a brick from the school. There is a new Webster Elementary School in a different location now. I wonder if they play Hopscotch?

10 comments:

Jan said...

I can truthfully say that I have never told a soul that story. And I have no idea why I felt the need to tell it today.

Andrea said...

I like this story...most of us have one just like it...so representative of elementary school woes! :) Hopskotch rocked.

Roshni Mitra Chintalapati said...

hey, that's not so bad! Ever peed in your panties in front of everybdy!!!???

K said...

I'm so glad I'm not in elementary school anymore.

My mom and I ran into boys from schools while buying my first bra. I thought I was going to die.

Dedene said...

I think that everyone has one horribly embarrasing story from grade school.
You're lucky they tore your's down.

Not Waving but Drowning said...

Forty years later I still cringe when I remember some of the stuff I did!

GG

Reasons to be Cheerful 1,2,3 said...

These kind of things leave a deep impression on us don't they? If only we knew at the time that there are worse things people can do!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I still remember a red burning face, after being chastised by the teacher for knocking on a door too loudly. I can even remember the pink dress I was wearing. I had felt so pretty that day, until she ruined it.

All I can say, is thank goodness elementary school is over. Long, long over.

Jen

Debbie said...

They probably don't play hopscotch. Did you know some schools have even enforced rules about not jumping rope or playing tag? It's too dangerous. I guess they heard about you:)

Far Side of Fifty said...

Cute story, you are a real trooper to share! Sometimes it is good to bare your soul! Grade school what memories!:)