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Musings : 10 July 2021

‘Niki Jenkins is a bitch’

was written in bold, black marker on the bathroom stall door when I looked up.

Not even a capital B.

Honestly, if you’re going to insult someone make sure you mean it, and maybe with a bit more originality?

I had excused myself from class, probably Grade 8 Math, where I tried everything to get out of the headache of numbers and the drone of Mr M, to go the bathroom.

And there it was in black and….well….orange was the colour of the metal stall walls that surrounded me.

I just stared at it. Mixed feelings really, as I cocked my head to the side.

Perplexed as to why someone would single me out, if not slightly flattered that I had made an impression of any kind at Lockport Junior High. I guess I should feel relieved it wasn’t precluded by the usual, ‘For a good time, call…’