For the record, I was never a nose-picker or scab eater, although I was (am?) pretty prolific in my pants-wetting.
Which is interesting, really, as I was a painfully shy kid. (And when I say, "painfully", I mean ridiculously, paralyzingly so.) As such, I was terrified to ask teachers, instructors and other grown ups if I could use the bathroom when I needed to, which led to many, many public urination episodes. (And yes, it has not escaped me how I somehow found wetting my pants in front of my peers less embarrassing than asking a grown up to use the restroom.)
I'm not that bright.
Then again, I'm sure lots of people from grade school remember me because of it -- it was my signature move. Read about other signature moves in this week's Patch column (the one that is accompanied by a photo of a ham).
In other news, a conversation with a co-worker/friend this morning went as follows:
Her (breathlessly): "I was so late this morning, because every single thing that could have gone wrong this morning...did!"
Me: "Oh my God! Like what?"
Her: "Well, my hair dryer broke, so it took forever to dry my hair. And I meant to paint my nails last night but ran out of time, so I had to do that this morning. And I had to use my tooth whiteners..."
Me: "Well those invisible children in Uganda have nothing on you."
If there's anything worse than a pants-wetter, it is an unsympathetic one,