Comment: My Dad Used to Correct My Teachers

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My Dad Used to Correct My Teachers

My dad used to have to go to school and correct teachers and textbooks for me and my siblings (can you believe math errors in math books?).

We were told that the Sun doesn't go around the earth, when it obviously does ("It's all relative" he used to say, before launching into a question about a squirrel on a tree trunk and a hunter walking around the tree--does the hunter circle the squirrel?).

My brother labeled an outline drawing of a person with "left" and "right" when learning the difference. My dad had to correct the teacher because she failed to indicate or acertain which way the drawing was supposed to be facing. My brother had it right, based on his assumption.

I have maps in my head that expand exponentially when I take a wrong turn.

What do you think?