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I never did get that Play-Doh Microscope Set
Hey there, let's talk about the good ol' days when they had this nifty Play-Doh Microscope Set for just 10 bucks at the local 5 and 10 store. Back in those days, I had already set my sights on a future in science, so every time we went near the downtown shops, I'd plead with my family to get me that set. I had my heart set on it.
But you know what? Life had a delightful surprise in store for me one warm summer day. My Mom returned from a visit to my Grandmother's place with a plain brown box, and guess what was inside? Not the Play-Doh Microscope, but an actual real microscope she'd found at a garage sale on her way back. I'll admit, I was a tad disappointed at first, mainly because I didn't grasp the fascinating micro-world that awaited my curious eyes.
Thankfully, my elementary school science teacher came to the rescue. After a quick chat with him, he gave me a wonderful lesson on how to use the microscope and even taught me how to prepare slides. It was a game-changer! He even gave me a few slides to take home and an eye-dropper to go along with them. That summer, I peered into just about every liquid I could find, and little did I know that this curious journey would ignite a sometimes overwhelming germaphobia.
Funny enough, I never did get that Play-Doh Microscope Set, but you know what? It doesn't matter one bit because that unexpected real microscope opened up a whole new world for me—one that turned out to be far more fascinating and memorable in my book. So, here's to the microscope that changed my life, and to the unexpected surprises that make childhood memories truly special. Cheers!