When I was in high school, there was a boy who had transferred from another state. In fact, if I remember correctly, he was one of those boys that transferred from school to school his whole life.
Anyway, one day, he was sitting at our lunch table, and somehow we were all talking about naptime. You know, a conversation like, "Aaah, remember the good old days when we had naptime after lunch? Now we have to go to History." And everyone said, "Aaah, yes, naptime" except this transfer student.
Transfer student said, "Naptime? I hated naptime. It was so gross, it felt all weird." Gross? Weird? "Yeah, you had to take your clothes off and sleep on that mat." Take your clothes off? I sort of remember taking my shoes off. Maybe socks if that's more comfortable. But clothes? "Yeah, everyone had to get down to their underwear..."
And it was right there, at the high school lunch table, that the transfer student realized maybe something wasn't right at his daycare. We all stopped laughing and the transferred student vowed he was going to ask his mother that night what kind of daycare she had sent him to.
Fast forward to today. Well, last night actually:
The doctor said I have scoliosis. A slight curvature of the spine.
Everyone has that. That's very common actually.
If it's so common, then why did they screen us for it in high school?
What do you mean?
They had this thing. All of the girls had to go to the nurse's office, take off our shirts, and bend over so a doctor could look at our spines.
Was this a man examining everyone?
And you thought this was for scoliosis?
Uh oh, did I just have a realization moment like my friend, the naked napper? Did anyone else have these "screenings" at their school?