Our homework assignment was simply to write down the capitals for every state. I wrote down MONTANA, NEW YORK, INDIANA. I thought I was doing just great. I wrote down ALASKA, WYOMING, NEBRASKA, VIRGINIA, VERMONT, SOUTH DAKOTA. I also wrote MARYLAND, UTAH, RHODE ISLAND, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MINNESOTA. I wrote down all fifty, and just to make certain, I checked them and then double-checked them. I handed them in with the rest of the class for the teacher to go and correct them. I guess I must not have been paying attention, or maybe I’m just a bit deaf. Whatever the reason, I misunderstood, and so I got a capital F.