Jason and I had been dating for a couple of months when one evening he went with me to the school where I worked (I taught Spanish at a small Christian school and I was close to a lot of the kids.) so that I could finish preparing my lesson plans for the following day.
I was working in the computer lab, probably preparing a test for my Spanish class and he was just standing around waiting. When I finished what I was doing, I looked up and he had written, “I love Esther,” in huge letters on the dry erase board. My smile froze when I noticed the marker that he was still holding. “Is that the marker you just used?” I hoped it wasn’t, but he said it was. He had just written in permanent ink! I was mortified! So many things went through my mind, but I knew without at doubt, that if the students saw it, I would never live this down!
He too was embarrassed to find out he couldn’t easily erase it. We spent hours scrubbing that board with every kind of cleaner we could find in the building until the words were no longer recognizable although the board looked dingy.
I finally confessed to the computer teacher what had happened sometime after Jason and I were married. “So that’s what happened!” She remembered that one day she went to work and the dry erase board no longer worked. They had to replace it!
Years later I found out that all I would have had to do was trace over the permanent ink with a dry erase marker and it would have come right off!