Elementary school is where we first begin learning about the real world.
We learn math and reading and writing, sure, but we also learn how to share, how to apologize, how to work together and respect each other.
But it's also where we start learning about what petty, jealous monsters human beings can be. And it is that lesson that one little girl learned this week—and she was emphatically NOT. HAVING. IT.
Tabitha Garcia, a mom from Texas, shares her daughter Taylor's most adorable and funny moments on her Instagram page @tabgeezy. Her most recent post showed a whole other side to the usually smily Taylor.
In short: if you come for Taylor's favorite pencil, Taylor will come for YOU.
See, Taylor recently received a special pink pencil as an award for perfect attendance at school. A high honor.
And it seems SOMEONE, who will remain NAMELESS but is DEFINITELY NAMED LIZZIE, decided Taylor's pink perfect attendance pencil was now HERS.
So how did this all go down?
Well, let Taylor tell you.
Prepare to be outraged.
So just to recap: Taylor put her special Pink Pencil for Perfect Attendance in the sharpening box and when she went to retrieve it, it was gone.
Then later, she saw Lizzie using her pencil—LIZZIE, who'd had the unmitigated temerity to be in CA-NA-DA and hence could not possibly have perfect attendance.
JUDGMENT FOR THE PLAINTIFF.
On the other hand, Tabitha may have a point.
It is just a pencil, and they do all write the same. That's fair, and—wait, you know what? NO.
This is egregious. Are we now in a world where people can just say "LOL this is mine now bye"? Who does this Lizzie person think she is, Christopher Columbus‽‽ This is an absolute outrage.
JUSTICE FOR TAYLOR!
Anyway, Taylor's recent lesson in the unfairness of life definitely struck a chord with the internet.
Safe to say Taylor has plenty of back-up!
I know I'm not ready to be a parent bc I'd be at that school the next day like "Yal deadass finna come up off my ba… https://t.co/ODx10NVbtH— Dreka Gates 💕 (@Dreka Gates 💕)1580446043.0
CA👏🏾NA👏🏾DA👏🏾. You can’t have the Pink Perfect Attendance Pencil if you have passport stamps, Lizzie! https://t.co/sVq7JN5EoR— April (@April)1580479856.0
Might pull up to the playground. I just want to talk with lizzie. “You think you tough because you taller than me,… https://t.co/q3B1MOmTNZ— quinta brunson (@quinta brunson)1580489623.0
Lizzie can get CHINNED from Canada to the U.S., period. https://t.co/ordBAuX7oA— CHIKA (@CHIKA)1580481980.0
This is my pinned tweet until she gets her Perfect Attendance Pencil back from Lizzie. https://t.co/f7Qr5hgjoF— SeanKentComedy (@SeanKentComedy)1580482030.0
i’m calling the cops on lizzie... GIVE HER BACK HER PERFECT ATTENDANCE PENCIL!!! https://t.co/DMbN8GxuUj— Ethan Harvey (@Ethan Harvey)1580483782.0
Lizzie’s mom after she finds out she’s trending on #Twitter for nabbing this girl’s Perfect Attendance Pencil. https://t.co/MZU9diBRWq— Rachel Cullen Designs (@Rachel Cullen Designs)1580483767.0
oh nah. me: “what’s lizzie’s mother’s phone number?” https://t.co/D0LZWJuoI2— freddie ransome (@freddie ransome)1580483898.0
Me and Lizzie’s mama are having some words. https://t.co/w5x0gMvhsp— brittany packnett cunningham (@brittany packnett cunningham)1580482594.0
@_FemGod People driving by the school looking for Lizzie to politely ask her to return the Perfect Attendance Penci… https://t.co/LEFyn9jHG9— Carla Wants Poetic Justice (@Carla Wants Poetic Justice)1580481234.0
The message here is clear: In a world of Lizzies, be a Taylor. Put THAT in the second grade textbooks.