A great addition to the PWKA (People Who Kick Ass. Duh.) series from the legendary David Vienna of The Daddy Complex. This was a fun one for me to read and it’s not just because I also have a soft spot for English teachers and people who didn’t get to ride on Homecoming floats in high school wearing crowns. (Although, if I had been asked to, I would have done it. And, I would have worn some Revlon Silver City Pink lipstick to match my braces for the occasion.)
“So, you know Mammalingo’s doing this “People Who Kick Ass” project. If you don’t, she has asked a handful of people (and whoever else wants to participate) to counter all the shitty news about shitty people with a story about someone or a group of people who aren’t shitty for whatever reason. Unsung heroes, if you will. So, here’s my contribution…
I attended private school for the first two years of high school. With just a few exceptions, the other students didn’t like or understand me. And the feeling was mutual. I have never felt more out of place and isolated. When I found out I had Mr. Barbee for sophomore English, my misery grew. His legendarily aggressive demeanor terrified students and because of that he could silence a classroom with just a look. (That is not an exaggeration. I saw him do it a handful of times.)”
Read the rest by clicking on this magical link and discover for yourself why the blog, “Hot Men With Babies” featured Mr. Vienna just a couple weeks ago. For REALZ.