Do you have an embarrassing nickname? Are you brave enough to share it with us? Better still, are you brave enough to tell the story of how you got it?
Pretty Pink Panties
My Freshman year in High School a big snow storm stopped the buses but school remained open for the walkers. I rode the bus and shouldn’t have had to go to school, however my dad drove right by on his way to work and saw no reason for me to miss classes. He delivered me to school a full hour before my normal arrival time.
I stepped into the building and the halls stretched far and wide, wider than I ever realized and completely empty. Deliciously, temptingly, empty! To my right, halfway down the hall, was an exit sign suspended by chains. The tall kids used to jump up and hit it as they passed under. There was no way I would ever be tall enough to do that, but I wanted to. Perhaps, with a running start ….
Paying no mind to the fact that I was wearing a full circle skirt, I ran like the wind, jumped as high as I could and gave the sign a satisfying and resounding whack. I landed several seconds before my skirt did. No big deal since I was alone, except –as I landed, full of joy in my accomplishment, laughter and clapping rang out behind me.
I turned around and stared in horror at Chris, a gorgeous senior boy all the girls giggled over. He was lounging in the office doorway. With a huge grin on his face he drawled, “Well hello pretty pink panties.” And from that day forward everytime we passed in the halls, that is what he called me.