Today, my sixth grade teacher and I became Facebook friends. I thought I was going to pee my pants with delight. She is just as beautiful as ever and I still cite her as my favorite elementary school teacher. Seeing her face compelled me to reflect on my sixth grade experience and I realized that I mostly just remember the boys. I am trying to forget the fact that I wore Pearl Jam t-shirts that hung down to my knees over JNCO jeans (seriously, Colleen?).
Out of my love for The Moth Podcast, I decided to tell the story in one take. Not exactly the same as The Moth (in which folks tell stories in front of huge audiences live without notes), but close enough to pay homage.
Salvador Mendez, this one's for you.