F is for Modesty

Modesty got me an F in gym class πŸ˜‘

A friend of mine recently asked if my modesty is something that comes from my faith, but I’ve always been this way. Rewind back to the 90’s, and I was a tall, lanky kid in high school. I was made up of 90% legs and hated showing them!! πŸ˜‚

For gym class, we had to “dress out.” That means changing from school clothes to workout clothes. This simple act was a HUGE part of our grade.

I hated shorts, so I dressed out in workout pants. The Coach said, “That’s not dressing out. You need shorts.”

I said, “These pants are for working out.”

That line is for doing squats safely, so that you can see if your legs are at 90 degrees.

He said, “No. You need to wear shorts.”

And I said, “No, I don’t.”

He said, “Then you’ll get a failing grade.”

Well, F…

…is what I got in gym class. A big fat F. I failed gym class.

I could be a stubborn teenager when I knew that I was right, so I took the F, did nothing during gym, and went to two weeks of summer school to make up for the grade.

The coach that taught summer school agreed that these are workout pants! I wore them for summer school and got an A!

And guess what Coach Cox??

They still fit!!! πŸ˜‚

μ•ˆλ…•! Bye! Ciao!


I’m still stubborn for what I believe! πŸ˜„


    • High school can be such a strange time. You’re practically an adult (I even had a job!) but some teachers treat you like a kid. This coach really refused to even listen. And thank you! πŸ˜„ Yes, yes, they are workout pants! 😁 πŸ˜†

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      • By the way, me agreeing was with Robyn’s remark about the coach being a bully. What was his deal? (And why wasn’t my comment placed where I had intended???)

        Congrats on the pants still fitting. I’m slim and don’t eat much, so my clothes generally last 20 years, so long as they don’t wear out.

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      • He was a middle-aged gentleman who was… how do I say it? Not very happy to be teaching. We had a few teachers like that. He didn’t care to even listen to me at all, I think he just wanted out of that job. Or at least, that’s the impression I got. I hope he’s happy, or at least more content, wherever he is now.

        Mmm, I don’t know, I think your comment showed up fine πŸ™‚

        And hahaha! Yeah, I asked my husband why he never picks up something when we go to the thrift store. He replied, “Because there’s nothing. Men wear clothes until they fall apart off their bodies.” πŸ˜†

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  1. I’m impressed! I had equal feelings about showing my legs and still do. However, I didn’t have the guts to stand up for it in highschool, instead I wore those horrible shorts. It’s something I regret. Thank you for sharing this. πŸ’–

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    • Some teachers can be terribly intimidating, so I totally understand. I was actually very shy, but my “rebellious phase” worked in my favor this one time! I’m sorry you went through that. School can be so tough. Many hugs! ❀️


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