Shahīd Shahriyārī’s fourth grade teacher had given his class a problem to solve and had told them that if you fail to solve the problem, he would bring someone from a lower class to solve it for them. The students were unable to solve the problem, and the teacher fetched Majīd so that he could write the solution of the problem [on the blackboard]. Professor Shahriyārī said that he was small boned, and in contrast, the student who was up at the blackboard and who was supposed to solve the problem was big for his age; and so the teacher placed me on his shoulders so that my hands could reach the top of the blackboard. He said that while he was writing the answer to the problem on the board he was thinking of how he was going to handle [the wrath of] the boy [whose shoulders he was sitting on] after class!