I said I was going to get more personal on the blog, so here we go.
The first time I remember getting bullied was at a summer hockey camp. I was maybe 11. I was small for my size, and I wore glasses. I was a goalie.
I had no idea it was a line from Meatballs. I had no idea it was about a classic nerd character who wore glasses held together by tape.
Then, in my first year in high school I would get teased on the bus. “Do you cream your jeans?” they would ask me.
“Sure,” I said, not knowing what was going on. “My mom washes my jeans.” I had no idea they were using teen sex slang, I just thought “cream” meant “soap.”
“Do you like to eat out?” they’d ask.
“Yes,” I would reply still clueless. “I eat out with my family.”
Howls of laughter would ring down the bus.
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