I was in 3rd grade. I was visiting my cousin, Eric, at his house the day before Valentine’s Day and I brought my little cards with me to work on to have them ready to pass out in class the next day. I thought I would be really amusing and cross out all the nice words and write incredibly means words instead.
So instead of, “I like you! Be my friend”, we crossed out “like” and wrote “hate.” Then, we added, “You can’t” in front of “Be my friend.”
I did this kind of thing to everybody’s card in my class except for the spiky-haired girl I was afraid of.
The next day, everyone opened his or her cards and I was laughing, enjoying my prank. Then, suddenly, I realized everyone was really angry with me. They all went to the other side of the classroom and shot evil glares in my direction.
Well, I thought the worst was over when the teacher announced it was time for Dodge Ball in the gym.
You can imagine what happened there. I was the target for everyone’s ball for the entire hour. I went home that day with welts all over my body and major regret over changing all those cards.
I haven’t sent a Valentine’s card since.
- New Year's
- Valentine's Day
- St. Patrick's Day