I just thought about an embarrassing moment when I tried to use the word “ratchet” in class.
It gives me a pain in my gut.
Some students looked at me awkwardly.
My teacher asked me what it meant.
I couldn’t give a real answer so other students told her.
Doesn’t help that I was using it to describe “Elysian Fields” in Street Car Named Desire by Tennessee Williams.
I wish I had friends in that class who would’ve laughed with and not at me.
I am an idiot sometimes.
That’s what happens when I try to use hip words to seem appealing to people I don’t care about.