January 20, 2024
It was in seventh-grade science class at Schenk Middle School in Madison, Wisconsin. Our teacher, Mr. Anderson, looked like a scientist. His hair was combed back with Brylcreem, and he wore black horn-rimmed glasses. He always wore a black suit, white shirt, a tie, and polished black shoes when monitoring the halls, but during class, he traded the suit jacket and donned a white lab coat. Mr. Anderson was a little...rigid, shall we say; way too serious - all the time. I thought he needed to loosen up and enjoy life. I decided to have a little fun one day in science class.
Mr. Anderson had a...