Even the Worst Can Be Best

4 min readAug 23, 2021

Even the Worst can Be Best

by Brad Foster (2021 ©)

Every kid in middle school hated Mr. Best.

And even before sixth grade arrived on a blustery day in 1982, I was already afraid of him. His infamy had managed to creep into our waning days of elementary school and cast a pallor across the warm summer months still ahead of us.

In the halls, terrified whispers and fear-stricken eyes: “Who do you have next year? Mr. Best? Oh, no….”