Don’t ask for help, you’re all alone
You’ll have to answer to your own
Pressure – Billy Joel
Pretty sure the last time I was in a spelling bee contest, I was in grade school.
Pretty sure I probably took a seat in an early round.
I’m not a great speller, but I think I can recognize when a word looks wrong. Still I get stumped on simple words like “surprise.”
So I was surprised when I was asked to join The Courier’s three-member team to compete in a community spelling bee.
The winning team would get two weeks of paid vacation. Or I could have gotten that wrong. I was shocked when I was asked to join.
One aspect of computers at work is automatic spell-checking, which is great on deadline, but doesn’t really allow me to learn from my misteaks.
So I was given a list of study words, complete with their country of origin.
I thought there would be no geography in this contest!
The idea, I guess, is to have fun in the spelling bee while raising awareness for literacy.
Just hope I can spell the name of the country where I’m gonna spend my two-week vacation.