So, I've been trying to stand up straighter. If you know me, I'm a bit of a slouch. Well, that's not a good example to set for my students, so ever since I came here, I've been standing up as straight as I can as often as I remember.
I even checked it out in front of a mirror. It turned out that even when I thought I was standing up straight, I was still slouching. When I actually stand up straight, it feels like I'm leaning backward. It's weird.
I wish I had started doing this all those years ago when my father warned me about my posture. He said that if I kept slouching like that, it would be permanent. But, of course, being the genius I am, I didn't listen, and now I'm paying the price.
I have two students that slouch, and every time I see them I want to grab them and make them stand up straight. It drives me crazy. But that's not my dilemma.
The problem I have is this: Japanese doorways were not made for someone as tall as I am. When I'm slouching, there's no problem. When I'm standing up straight, I hit my head.
I hit my head a LOT. The first few times, it was kind of funny (not so much for me, but bystanders tended to laugh). I mean, how could I forget to duck? And yet, I keep forgetting.
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