The time I got to be North America
I just remembered this little tidbit from when I was in the sixth grade. My social studies teacher was doing a demonstration on well, I think it was the different economies of the world and how money was distributed(frankly I hardly remember most of what I was taught in school so bear with me). He gave every student a card that had the name of a country on it. I was the only one who got “North America.”
We went outside where chalk countries had been drawn and everyone had to stand in the country they were given in class. My social studies teacher proceeded to use mini milky way candies as examples of how money was distributed. Most of the countries got about one or two or four milky ways which weren’t enough for everybody who were assigned those countries.
Then he got to me, the only one in the North America square and he proceeded to dump the remaining amount of candy (which was almost an entire bag) at my feet which I think represented how wealthy North America was…frankly I was just stoked I got free candy (which I did share with anyone who wanted some afterwards).