When I was in grade two, Mrs. Toby-Fisher's class, I was asked how to spell "present." People often came to me when they needed to spell something; I was known for my good spelling. Earlier that day, Mrs. Toby-Fisher talked about the words "desert" and "dessert," and said that one way to remember which is which is to think which one you would rather have more of. "If you want more dessert, remember it has an extra S." Surely you wouldn't want to have more desert if you were in one, so it only gets one S.
When my classmate asked me how to spell "present," I thought back to the lesson of *wanting more = extra S.* Therefore, it was only logical for "present" to have a double S since most people want more "pressents."
I was wrong.
My classmate gave me shit since she handed in something that had a spelling error.
I never misspelled "present," "desert," or "dessert" ever again.