Wow most relatable post 2019
And then still stutter on the first sentence
@Drunk Pantless Uncle, that was also the dawn of the depression when they laughed
@Drunk Pantless Uncle, To-to-to-today, Junior!!
@Drunk Pantless Uncle, as someone born with speech impediment I had an excuse If I did
@Drunk Pantless Uncle,
And absolute panic when you count the paragraphs wrong and end up practicing a different part than what you're called on to read
This reminds me of a time in school where the whole reading class halted for 5 minutes because I couldn't read "!?" I only read the exclamation mark and the teacher was like: just pretend the exclamation mark isn't there and just read the question mark, and I still read it like and exclamation some 6 times. I wasn't too smart at the time, and some would say I'm still not.
@The Flame War, hey, maybe you weren't, maybe you aren't. But you haven't let it define you and that is the most important thing. Insert inspirational sentence about 'it's not how many times you fall it's how often you get back up' here
I still do this in uni...
And even then I still screw it up and to@this day it haunts me
That actually a wonderful way to help quell anxiety
I did this.... I would find what I would read, read the one before it and listen for when that one was said while I laid my head down and waited while not “reading along” so I don’t get lost.
I once gave a presentation to my class in second grade and I had my principal glaring at me the entire time and she said “if you say ‘um’ more than three times you have to sit down.” I couldn’t remember anything about the speech after she said that and I ended up saying Um exactly three times in a row. That’s my anxiety story.
Remember popcorn reading? Where someone reads a paragraph and then picks the next kid at random? That’s true terror.
In elementary I still do that now at work on the yearly mandatory sexual harassment class
There whould always be these teachers that tryd to fúck you up by doing it "randomly" and you whould have to figure out the pattern