In 3rd grade, I had Ms Madsen for Science. She must’ve been at least 6’11” and was as thin as a rod but had the constitution of a Bull. She was my teacher for the Science Class on Reason. Plus she was – she had – this Strength that was undeniable. She was sharp and had a crisp but loving eye.
She was my first Bribe.
I can’t get a C, I told her. My parents would consider me an utter failure. Please help me deal with my parents! They are annoying me.
It was all about what appeared to be superficial but which in fact, had some interesting intersections with the Bottom layer of Society. Didn’t smell as bad as I thought it would.
Grateful for that.