The class sounds so archaic: “Typing 101.” In our classroom,
my high school friends and I had a blast there! I am talking
about some girls and guys who usually stayed out of trouble and
got excellent grades.
We were the ‘brown nosers’ and the ‘goody two shoes’ most of
our high school career. In this class we were sometimes called
to the front of the class, got low C grades and could barely
concentrate on our assignments!
What made us go a little crazy in typing class? We were assigned
some letter writing tasks that made us decide to not only be a little
creative but a little ‘dirty,’ too. We were writing to each other and
when we would have to hand them in, our typing teacher would
roll her eyes and seem to get exasperated! (Too bad, it is too late
to ask her; “Did we entertain you?” Hope so!)
This is what we wrote about: movies and specifically, our place in
famous peoples’ lives! Each of the young girls in our tight knit group
had chosen a famous person to be married to. So, Becky was Mrs.
Redford, I was Mrs. Newman, Diane was Mrs. Hoffman, etc. We also
included a couple of guys who were happy to be married to Farrah
Fawcett and Cheryl Tiegs.
What on earth was the reason? Because we thought it would make our
letter writing tasks more unique and interesting. So, I could write that
I went to a fantastic movie premiere, checked in with the babysitter on
our car phone and then went to an “after party.” Or I could mention to
my dear friend, Becky, that I needed to borrow that cute red bandana
top to go sit in the grandstands to watch my husband, Paul, race his
car towards the finish line! It made the tasks bearable and fun!
I forget who was married to Steve McQueen but you can bet she wrote
about the amazing stunts he did himself in “Bullitt” or in “Le Mans.”
I also forget all the wandering adventures that Mrs. Warren Beatty
engaged in, but she was every bit as racy and naughty as her husband!
Each of us pushed the indecency a little to include sexual encounters,
swinging experiences and dangerous situations. All while trying to
stay connected as friends and learning about our own sexual desires.
Did you ever engage in such escapism or fantasies while in high school?
Do you want to or dare to comment?