How was your first day of school? Hope it went well. If it didn’t – if you fell on your face in the cafeteria in front of everyone – hang in there. Next year you’ll laugh about it and realize you’ve got a pretty hilarious story under your belt. Over the years, school will provide you with a plethora of anecdotes like this – some will be humorous; some will be upsetting; and some you’ll treasure forever. Here at Zazzle, we aspire to help document and preserve those prized sentiments on products like photo mugs, mousepads, and more.
While you’re waiting for that embarrassing moment to turn into a gem, read through these funny stories our Facebook friends shared with us. These are their most memorable first days – ones they LOL about now.
“I sat in the front of the class on my first day of 5th grade at a new school. The teacher tripped over my legs while carrying a desk across the room. I didn’t do it purposely, but had to stand in the corner. My nickname for the rest of that year, the only year I spent at that school, was “Tripper”.” – Guert
“On the first day college I sat on a Milk Dud and was then referred to as chocolate butt for the rest of my college career.” – Elyse
“I went to school when there were still freshmen initiations. They could not hurt us, but they could ask us to do dumb stuff. I was asked to sing the Oscar Meyer song to the entire lunch room full of people and I didn’t know the song. Everybody LOL-ed for weeks. I was then known as the girl who didn’t know the bologna song.” – Cara
“I threw up all over my desk on the first day of 5th grade. Way to make an impression, huh?” – Stacy
“I broke my arm! First day of kindy!” – Rebecca
Getting into trouble
“I challenged a kid to a race on our hands and knees across the playground. He was winning so I gave him a little bite on his leg. He immediately started crying and yelling and although I asked him to stop and apologized it was too late, the teacher was already saw what had happened. I was ordered to the principal’s office. I was a big fan of “Leave it to Beaver” and had heard all the horror stories about the principal from my older brother and sister. I was so terrified I hid in the bathroom for what seemed like forever. When I finally got the nerve, I crept back to class. The teacher looked at me sternly and asked, “Did you go to the principal’s office?” I looked at her and said with a sad little voice, “Yesss.” She then asked, “What did he say?” I told her, “He told me to never do that again.” She said, “Let that be a lesson to you, now go sit down.” It was the last I ever heard about it.” – Bret
“Hey, when you’re young everything is embarrassing. I had to stand on a chair in front of the class with gum on my nose.” – Faye
“On my first day of first grade, while waiting for the school bus to come, I accidentally dropped my yellow plastic Snoopy lunchbox in a mud puddle. I didn’t have time to tell my Mom so I just picked it up and took it to school with me all sloshy and wet, my bologna sandwich and Hostess cupcake a mess inside. By the time lunch period arrived, I opened it to find nothing edible so I sat in my seat and cried until a nice lunch lady came over to see what was the matter. A few minutes later, she brought me a nice PB&J, a stick of government cheese, and a chocolate milk to replace my lunch. She even washed my lunch pail out so my mom would not be upset with me. That made me feel so special and I’ll never forget the kindness of that sweet lunch lady!” – Tess
“I started high school in 1978. I was entering 9th grade. The teachers were on strike at Oceana High School, Pacifica, CA. Classes got so jumbled up. When I got home from school and mentioned the strike, I was thrilled when my mother said I did not have to attend school until the teacher strike ended. I had close to 3 weeks of extra vacation. Loved it ” – Allison
First day outfits
“Fifty years ago this week, I went with my two best friends, to Shoppers Fair, a strip mall in Tulsa Oklahoma to purchase matching bags, notebooks (pink white and black), grey suede loafers, blue mascara and pink heaven lipstick. We were over the moon with excitement to be starting Jr. High at Eli Whitney. Last week, many miles later, sadness and joy behind us, we reunited and recalled that incredible day of hope and possibility.” – Karen
Thanks for telling us your stories guys! For those of you still in school, we hope these give you a bit of reassurance and comfort. Embrace those silly moments, they are exclusively your own.