Reminiscing the other day, it transpires that many of us still harbour slights from childhood that have stuck with us through to today.

There was the woman who bitterly remembers never being able to take the classroom hamster home. Today, she goes to great lengths to prove she is responsible and to be trusted, to a fault. Growing up, then, she never had the fun and abandonment of being young and carefree lest some great task or responsibility came along in the exact moment she was caught doing wotever. Stealing her mother’s perfume, kissing some unsavoury boy, or inventing cigarettes made out of talcum powder were, therefore, never on her radar.

Then came the person who was always looked over for milk monitor. This person, by their own admission, has a tendency to feel overlooked and done wrong by way too many times in the day.

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