Sunday, September 5, 2010

Worst Spellar Award, Fourth Grade is a Cruel Place

Thanks to Juliet who spelled Velveeta correctly in one of her comments to me. I do try to catch that kind of stuff. You have no idea how much time I spent trying to figure out if it was actually Schwetty Balls or Schweddy Balls. But I glossed right over that Velvetta thing.

Here is where I have a confession to make . . .
And also a story about how very cruel teachers can be . . .

I was always out in the first round of the spelling bees in middle school. This one particular day I made it through the first round, then the second, then the third. In fact, I made it all the way to the final round where it was between just me and one other kid. And I won! For the love of God I won the spelling bee. Then the other kid pointed out that it was April Fools Day and didn't I realize it was all a big joke. I had no idea.

After I got over the thrill of winning a trophy (my first trophy ever!), I was pissed off at everyone and especially the teachers for the laugh at my expense.

I've been scarred for life over that.


  1. Hah! I thought your particular spelling of Velveeta was just some kind of colloquialism.

    But what a cruel, evil thing to do to a fourth grader. Really. Either that, or I don't have a sense of humor.

  2. And where was the teacher through all of this?!

  3. That is HORRIBLE! (The spelling bee, not your spelling.)

  4. The spelling bee is the worst thing I've ever heard. What an awful teacher! Sorry.