And I brung it.
The hardest part was the waiting. Over the next few months I tried patiently to wait for the results to be sent to our school.
Maths comp certificates were always handed out in assembly.
You know, with the entire school present?
The day finally arrived and we all bundled into the school hall to sleep through announcements. Only this day was different. No chance I was going to sleep through this.
It was the day the maths comp results were in. And I was about to score BIG in Mary vs Maths Teachers (1994-1999).
"Betty Rogers*... a distinction, well done!"
That was my cue. I was ready.
"Mary Ryan The Leg-e...[a pause, queue confusion]...MAAAARY".
So that's the story of how I almost got my my maths teacher to call me A Legend.