No, this isn’t some funny play on words.
When I was a Senior in High School…
My English teacher literally slapped me right in the face.
In front of the entire class.
I wasn’t a bad kid really. (Well… Not THAT bad)…
In fact… It was my English Teacher’s strong feelings for me that lead her to cuff me across my thickly bearded face… In front of everyone.
And this wasn’t a weak slap… This was a FULL slap to the face. Her right hand slapped my chubby left cheek with the quickness after luring me to the front of the class…
“Michael. Come here…” she requested. I knew I was doomed from the moment she invited me to the front of the class. But, I certainly wasn’t expecting a swift slap across the face.
Rum And Coke For Breakfast Before Exams? Sounds Like A Smart Idea! Let’s Do It.
Peer pressure is a dangerous thing.
See… A few days before my esteemed colleagues and I were caught with a bottle of rum on school grounds. (Don’t judge us, lol.)
It was a private school. Therefore, it was easily within the school’s right to permanently expel everyone involved. That was our initial expectation. However, I’m happy to say that luck smiled upon us that day.
Luckily, my reputation as a student and as a gentleman was stellar other than this isolated indiscretion. I’ve always been a nice guy. Finally, my reputation as a nice guy paid off. 🙂
I confess wholeheartedly. Our entire gang were hooligans and obnoxious smart alecks. However, we weren’t bullies. I’m proud to say, that we were blatantly nice to everyone. I think that our charisma and charming personalities were our saving grace.
A few of my teachers probably went to bat for me as I wasn’t ever officially punished. However, I was still slapped in front of the entire class.
The Party Animal? Humbled.
You might think that this slap to the face made me feel embarrassed, or belittled.
But I was such a devilish fiend that I reveled the accompanying reputation of resident party animal. I liked being marked the “bad boy.” Kind of like that Seinfeld episode where George was the “bad boy” haha.
Of course, it was humbling to get slapped in front of everyone. But not really that bad. I was still a big, tough, confident guy 🙂 🙂 🙂
Anyway, I was remembering this event due to the fact that I’ve been writing like crazy for the last few months.
I’ve been writing insane amounts of content. Books. Reports. Courses. Articles. Blogs. That’s why I haven’t been writing too many emails.
Somehow… All of this writing reminded me of that time I got slapped squarely in my rosy red cheeks during English class on that one fateful morning.
I’m not sure why I’m sharing this with you. I haven’t told many people about this, even though my friends present in class thought the entire situation was rather amusing.
I guess… I just wanted to share a side of me that you probably weren’t aware existed.
Besides, I already wrote the content. I may as well have the courage to hit publish.
Mike “Breakfast Club” DeVincent