cleanliness is next to nerdliness
I was trying to shave.
I was watching a YouTube documentary about a very famous director; while making one of his most-famous films, he experimented each day with how fast to build his lather until he found just the perfect speed. Unfortunately, by the time I’d learned his secret, I only had time to shave one or two swaths before I had to run and catch the school bus.
On the bus, I was a little embarrassed by my shaving cream-covered face, so I wiped it off. On the way to school, the bus encountered very heavy traffic, so began driving in the oncoming lane so as to arrive on time. I was the only one upset by this dangerous driving.
When we got to school, I headed to my first class, Computer Basics. When I sat down at a desk, probably about half the class was still not yet present. While I sat there idly, I caught myself gnawing on the dirty, rubber stopper at the bottom of my grandfather's cane. Far less disgusted with myself than I should've been, I put it down.
When our teacher entered, it prompted me to look around and realize that I really didn't want to sit through class today. Thinking of ways to shirk, first I decided that since I was already well-versed in computer use, I could probably just skip class and still pass any assignments and/or tests. Then I remembered that I didn't even need to go to school; I'd already graduated and received my diploma! Happily I stood and headed for the door.
On my way past the front of the classroom, I saw Raj Koothrappali and Howard Wolowitz sitting next to each other in the front row. As I walked past, I tapped each of them on the shoulder with the cane smugly saying something to the effect of, "I'm outta here, fellas. I don't need a computer basics course." As I egressed, I felt bad for picking on them. In the hallway, Wolowitz had followed me out. I turned around to apologize, but he just brushed it off. He started speaking to me, but the last thing I really remember is looking at these abstract art-class sculptures that looked to be made of Laffy Taffy.