-Bologna sandwiches come from bologna tree.
I was really insistant and stubborn that the sandwiches I once had in Italy (I went there with my dance ensemble, when I was 6) grew on the trees! It was so embarrassing and frustrating to find out that it wasn’t actually true. The teacher smiled and said:
-Don’t worry it’s very amusing.
Although my classmate Lena had laughed and stated:
-It is the stupidest thing I had ever heard.
For next couple weeks I didn’t open the encyclopedia and kept my mouth shot during the classes. I just wanted to seem smarter but instead I made a total fool of myself. Now I think about this story as more humorous one but at that time it was more an awkward story for me than an amusing one. As the time passed I had even more comical stories while I was a kid but this one I remembered very clearly. Eleven years later, I and that girl Elena, are still close friend. She is living reminder of my “historical failure” to seem smarter. Thank heavens she doesn't ask me climb a bologna tree and make her a sandwich!