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Breath. Just breath...

It was 2nd grade. His name was Josh. He was the tallest boy in our class, I was the tallest girl in our class, and it was the '80s, so naturally anytime there was a need to be paired up boy-girl in school, we were put together. That fact did not mean that we were friends however. In fact, Josh was pretty mean to me every chance he got. Today, we'd call his behavior bullying. In the '80s, he just acted that way because "he's a boy" or because "he likes you." Whatever, I survived 2nd grade and then we moved and I never had to see him again. In fact, that was one of the benefits of moving frequently as a kid for this awkward, quiet, perpetually "new" girl who was an easy target for bullying. But I'm a little off topic with where I was going with this story...

So this one day, in 2nd grade, in the lunchroom, I was directly behind Josh in the lunch line. Our line was moving along the outside wall of the gym/cafeteria on our way to the servi…