Do you remember back in school when the teacher would do roll call every morning? As the teacher called out each student’s name, we would each raise our hand and respond with a resounding “here!”
But there would always be that one pompous kid, the one every other one of us thought was a real asshole, who would, instead of saying “here,” would call out “present!”
What a jerk. Just being different for the sake of standing out. I’ll never forget that obnoxious kid. Oh, what was his name? Let me think. Hmm.
Oh wait. Shit! It was me. Damn.
Written for today’s Fandango’s One-Word Challenge, “present.”