In German class, Jr High

Describe something you learned in high school.

Junior High wasn’t a good time for me. The first year, I was bullied till I had several paranoid/mental breakdowns and my parents threatened to sue the school. Next year, I spent a lot of time avoiding school-my mind associated the place with trauma (wonder why…)

However, between being pelted with urine-soaked paper towels and playing hooky to avoid the previous sentence I took a beginner class in German. That class was probably the best time I ever had in Jr High…

I learned a few words and phrases that cling to my mind to this day. I learned to count to ten:










Zehn! And I probably mangled the spelling of a lot of those (I remember the sound of the numbers more than the spelling…)

I learned that a beautiful woman (or a fly honey in 90’s speak) was a honig- also the word for what bees make!

But, most importantly…

I learned that apfelkuchen (apple cake) tastes awesome and kicks MAJOR ASS!! Story behind that lesson is my teacher brought over a custom baked apple cake for the class. I was so enamored by the taste-the caramel over the apples, the cinnamon crumbles-I not only had seconds, I said out loud “Man, apfelkuchen kicks ass!” Which garnered a laugh from my classmates.

Like I said, best time I had in Jr high.

Till next time!

Published by dustyplz

A thirty-something from PA. Lives with his father and pet cat (Captain Admiral President Ninja Master Snuggy). Works part-time as a grocery clerk with the standard greater aspirations of not being a grocery clerk. Writes short stories and poetry when time permits. Other interests include reading, playing video games and revolution.

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