Even though I insisted that I was going to go to college, Mama made the rule that I had to take two years of typing and two years of shorthand anyway, “just in case”. Smart Mama.
In order to get all the college prep courses as well as Mama’s business classes, I went to summer school every summer during high school. (As did many of my friends — summer school was very popular then, not punitive as I think it is considered now.) Well, I didn’t go to college, but because wise Mama had made me take those business classes, I was able to get a job and make a good living.
Hubby’s really glad he took typing too, even though at the time he considered it as just a “filler” class. But not all guys took typing when we were in school. After all, they weren’t going to be secretaries, so why would they ever need to know how to type? Ha! I would guess the majority of those guys at some point regretted that decision.
Back then, none of us could have ever guessed that there would come a time when practically everyone would need to know how to type (I guess called keyboarding now).
But those short-sighted guys who thumbed their noses at typing weren’t alone. If all of us could have seen into the future, the Spanish classes would have been alot more popular too.