leaving junior school I was the shortest in height, and had the longest feet; like little titch, anyone, music-hall artiste very short used to wear long ski=like shoes and stand on points. I didn't do any tricks though.
teacher told me off once for wearing plimsolls that were too long. why was I wearing them...etc demanding, dictatorial, unreasonable. I said because I needed them. to which she contemptuously ridiculed and forcefully pressed the toe end of the shoes and was stunned to find my toes inhabiting there.
no apology of course. I was also the previous year roundly slated for not copying down her nature notes and straining to read from another pupil's desk what had been written. it didn't help that she had german script and a blackboard that rolled away like a roller towel.
I couldn't see the board well enough to write quickly enough. I told her this, politely. she scornfully said of course you can see the board, I've put you in the front row.
it then took me many months to get glasses as according to the nhs I didn't exist, despite being aged 9, and having spent 14 weeks as an in-patient that summer.
I could see alright before that confinement. I think its from being inside so long, not able to stretch eyes, change focus as normal, with in and outside life.
I hated that school. I hated that confinement more. not for the illness but the oppressive behaviour of those exerting power over us. still have nightmares, quite vivid, like of having to use loo in middle of concourse waterloo station, with no enclosure, or not use any. sorry. strugglinggggggggggg
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