Post-It Note Confessions: Part Three

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I Am Really Good at Holding on to Grudges

I get really angry whenever I walk past our collection of World Book encyclopedias. I distinctly remember when we bought them. The woman who sold them to us was sitting at the kitchen table with my parents, and I was nearby on the floor of the family room. I was eight years old and casually reading through the dictionary, which was a pretty typical evening pastime of mine. I was happy in that innocent little way that only children can be.

Just then, the World Book saleswoman looked over, noticed what I was doing, and told my parents that I was an odd child. She turned to me and said, "You shouldn't be reading the dictionary. You should be doing something fun!"

I scrunched up my face and looked to my parents. I expected them to defend me, to support my love of words and reading and learning. Instead, they let out a traitorous laugh and signed away a large chunk of money for the horrid lady's encyclopedias.

I will never forget.

Larissa

Larissa

I would have kicked her in the kneecaps. How rude.

Michael

Michael

Oh my gosh, that is horrible! What sort of things would she want you to be doing? The world would be a lot better if more people enjoyed reading in general.

Nat

Nat

Wow, what a rude bitch. Sticking her nose in. No way would I buy books of someone who said that to my kid....I used to read the dictionary too sometimes.

Angela

Angela

I'm bitter about many things that I should've let go of years ago. I hope I do someday.

Blindsquirrel

Blindsquirrel

You can take comfort in knowing that these days no one buys bound volumes of encyclopedias anymore. With Encarta and other online media, that snotty lady has probably become unemployed and starved to death...or at least desolate and wishing she had read the dictionary so she could write a decent resume and get a job.

Sarah

Sarah

How rude! I tell you for a fact now that that lady is quite fat, has hair growing out of moles on her neck, and is missing at least three teeth. She only wears a bathrobe with mangy slippers, owns 23 cats (which are her 'kids'), and never leaves her house.
You can bet on that. Ha!

Ren

Ren

Who remembers stuff from when they were eight?! I sure in hell can't! Then again.. I couldn't tell you what I did five minutes ago.

Belinda

Belinda

You should have just told her you were studying up on guild socialism for when you start your new society. That would've shut her up.

Tez

Tez

You just sit and read the dictionary? I think you've just outdone the entire internet in nerdiness. Well done, I salute you.