Everyone knows the best adults were once lonely, misunderstood children. At least, that's the narrative we often spin to make ourselves feel better about years of schoolyard loneliness.
Regardless of whether you buy into the idea that nerds blossom into better adults, the embarrassing stories that come out of precocious and strange childhoods are a true gift.
Naturally, when Twitter user Sarah Woolley (@sarah_woolley) asked people for their nerdiest school stories, tales emerged from the juiciest corners of the library.
She kicked off the thread with a few of her own confessions.
These stories will make you feel infinitely less alone about your misunderstood childhood quirks and obsessions.
This thread needs to be turned into an app where people with exceptionally beautiful and embarrassing childhood stories become friends.