Those crazy teenagers! Here are some highlights from this years adventures in teaching: (and no, amazingly, I am not writing this from jail after killing one. Go me.)
1. One girls asks if I have a tampon (sorry, boys. Avert your eyes) I say "yes" and go to get her one. The girl with her looks at me completely shocked, "Ms. R, you still get your period?!"
2. One particularly obnoxious boy in my class that is CONSTANTLY chattering away, informs me he is tired and asks if he can take a nap in class that day, I say jokingly, "Yes, if it will keep you quiet." He looks at me suspiciously and says, "Oh sure, then the next thing I know I wake up in a bathtub full of ice missing a kidney!" (Almost spit out my coffee that made me laugh so hard)
3. I tell a student to stop texting during class and put away his cell phone. Incredulous, he yells, "What?! I am NOT texting! God!" and throws his arms in the air dramatically to prove he does not have his phone out, but the genius forgets to set it on his lap first, causing him to fling it across the room. It lands at my feet and shatters into four pieces.
Then there are the classics:
Student walks in to class, "do we have a test today?"
Me: "Umm... yes, I announced every day for the last week and a half"
Student: "Dude! What is it on?"
Me: *sigh* "Does it matter?"
Student: "Why do we need to know this? I am not going to be a doctor"
Me: "Thank you for playing, Captain Obvious"
21 weeks until summer....
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