say what? 4!

Working at an elementary school has a lot of perks.

eating bologna, playing handball, learning secret handshakes, singing songs and the like but the best and worst part is the actual learning.

sometimes i get frustrated that the kids aren’t being treated fairly, that their curriculum is too fluffy and the discipline is non-existent. and other times i think “wow, what a great way to teach that. i wish i had that.”

but today i learned that my entire notion of Amelia Earhart is a sham!

She’s known for being the first woman to make a transatlantic flight, right?

But she didn’t actually FLY the plane! She was a passenger who kept a flight log whilst two men co-piloted the flight. She just sat in the back.  As she explained she was ” just baggage, like a sack of potatoes.”

A sack of potatoes!?!

I could be famous for being a proverbial sack of potatoes on a flight!!!

Yes, she had a pilot’s license and logged a bunch of hours and got lost while trying to fly around the globe but I could do that too!

Just give me a plane. I’ll show you how fast I can fail at aviation navigation.

Ugh, Amelia how you’ve disappointed me so.

Education triumphs once again, I feel sad but enlightened.

Isn’t that just the way of the world?


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