Tuesday, 27 October 2015
We trudged into class. Today would be no different. We start with handwriting.
“Ok class,” announced Mrs Campbell. “Today we will learn about when to use capital letters. Firstly, we need to use them at the start of someone's name.”
“I already know this,” groaned Ruby.
“Anyway, let's use Sophie as an example, Sophie, what's your last name?” asked Mrs Campbell.
“Watt.” I mumbled.
“Why are you asking me what your last name is!?”
“My last name is Watt.”
“Why are you asking me?! Just tell me what you last name is!” By now Mrs Campbell must have been screaming inside. But on the outside she was a giant tomato, bursting to let go. Luckily Anya came to rescue both of us.
“Mrs Campbell” Anya calmly said “Sophie’s last name is Watt, W, A, T, T.”
I know the problem was solved, but it's been 3 years and I still remember this moment. So maybe I have some sort of allergy to people starting that argument. That's why I always say to people, “My last name is Watt, W, A, T, T, and if you want to argue with that, then ask Carys Evans what my name is, she'll tell you.”
P.S. No one actually asks Carys.