During the last year of elementary school, my best friend (who watched too much American TV) started a drill campaign to get us ready for highschool. Only one thing mattered: popularity. If you weren’t popular, you would most certainly find your head in a toilet bowl and your books scattered in trashcans. She thoroughly prepared me for terrifying scenarios like: “What if a geek turns up in the same outfit as you?” or “An ugly girl wants to be your friend. What do you do?”. Regardless of what this probably tells you about my happy elementary school experience *cough*, I was terrified and intent on becoming the most fabulous, popular Lizzie McGuire look-a-like ever.
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