Stop, drop, and rock n’ roll.September 19, 2011
When I was in third grade, a reporter from the local newspaper came to photograph our class practicing how to “Stop, Drop, and Roll.” I remember it was a big deal for our class to be chosen. When the signal was given everyone got right to work – rigorously rolling back and forth to extinguish the imaginary flames.
Everyone except me.
I was less concerned with safety protocols and more with the chance to see myself in the paper. I stand by that decision. Twenty-five years later I’m the only person who can still pick himself out from the crowd of rolling third graders.