My most horrible nightmare is obligatory physical education. I was living it and I emerged scathed for a lifetime.

In response to the WordPress Daily Prompt: Sweet Dreams.

31 thoughts on “Nigh(t)mare

  1. Awe I feel for you with the psychological scar of forced physical education. Were you made to leap over those wooden horse things and swing upon ropes and that kind of thing? Mind you I note those trainers don’t look too used and they are definately adult trainers, which leads me to believe they were bought by an adult who thought they might do some exercise…hrrm….is that you? πŸ˜€


    1. Thank you for commiserating with me… Yes, we did leap over those things (I didn’t exactly “leap”) and there were attempts to make me hang from ropes, however, I just couldn’t hold my weight on any rope or pole (it’s not because I’m that heavy but because I have no strength).

      Well, the trainers were bought about fifteen years ago for upper secondary school – I remember using them a few times after school when I thought I would do aerobic but that’s about it… Ultimately, it’s secondary school PE that made me hate sports. Choke on that, school system! πŸ˜‰


  2. I am sure you don’t look or sound like a monkey my dear or I wouldn’t be marrying you! That is not to say that monkeys don’t have their own wild monkey weddings I am sure they do….coughs


  3. Although my PE days are way way behind me, I am totally with you in the sentiment. I HATED them. And it’s not like i wasn’t physically fit, I could dance and ride horses, but I sucked at any kind of team sports… and I hated the color of the uniform… πŸ˜›


    1. So I’m not the only!! Perfect! I actually used to like sports, but this institutionalised PE made me hate it. The team sports, especially ball sports, were totally the worst. We were supposed to hunt the ball but most of us just let it go… It was grotesque at times. πŸ˜€


  4. Hmm,was it intended to name this post ‘Nighmare’ instead of ‘Nightmare’?

    In archaic English,it could be seen as a pun; your nightmarish experience with PE is still nigh in your memory! πŸ˜€

    On a side note, couldn’t you put on an act and say that you were ill so as to avoid PE? – although doing so each week might raise suspicion!

    P.S:I do not have fond memories of Physical Education either!


    1. I can’t believe that I missed the typo in the title of the post! And nobody told me but finally you! Shame on me. Shame.

      On a happier note, I chose to pretend that your smart archaic English explanation was on my mind all the time and revised the title accordingly πŸ˜‰ Thank you and if you spot another mistake, I’ll be more than happy to have it pointed out for me!

      P.S. I took the liberty of sending you a link to an article I thought you would be interested in (it’s about books) via Goodreads. You might wish to look at it πŸ™‚


        1. You’re welcome! I was myself surprised that I joined Goodreads after all, but it looks like a good tool to organise my PhD research. Hope it works πŸ™‚ Can’t wait for your post!!


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