Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I Can Screw Up Too

In fairness to the people I mock, I need to chastise myself.

I found out last year that I have a slight case of dyslexia or lysdexia (whichever). I hadn’t known this growing up, though it explains a lot. I frequently make small errors when writing quickly, and I often invert numbers when copying them. Of course, since I know I do those things, I have become skilled at checking my work and looking up what I don’t know.

Anyway, I signed up to substitute teach in a particular district a short time ago. I have subbed several times—but they were jobs I went hunting for. The sub system never called me. I didn’t worry because I actually subbed every day I wanted to… until today. This morning I checked and it turns out I had inverted two numbers on the phone number I provided. I now fixed it.

It isn’t a public mistake, but since I make fun of others, I need to self-report too.

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