I think everybody has stories of being shunned when they were little, but I was one of those rare outcasts who still managed to have a huge ego about it. No, the cool kids couldn’t have possibly found me weird and socially awkward; they were clearly intimidated by how mature I was and hated to be confronted with their own failings.
This attitude went on all through high school, sadly; it wasn’t until I got to college that I realized that I could do with a little humility. (…I’m still working on it to this day.)
Oh, and for all you non-Canadians out there, Le Chateau is our “classy but still kind of slutty” chain of clothing stores, found at almost every mall across the country. When I was younger, all the ‘tween girls would flock there in an attempt to seem older and cooler than they really were. Meanwhile, I’d be reading R.L. Stine’s latest literary masterpiece.