Thursday, February 9, 2017

Yawn


Algebra 2. It had been a peaceful day. The prior classes had been working nearly silently (without being asked). But 5th period wasn't doing that silence stuff. Nah, they had stuff to talk about.

It wasn't a test, so I didn't really care if they were talking. I just kinda hoped it would be on task talking...

Nah. A girl seated nearly in front of me spent the whole period talking about how she didn't have a boyfriend, had never had a boyfriend, but kind of wanted one.

I gently nudged her with hints that perhaps she might want to, I don't know, do the math. But the students around her weren't helping. They were buying into the conversation.

Except for one boy. I could tell he was bored by the whole thing.

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Seriously, that was the exact look on his face. Mine too, probably.

I mean, the conversation wasn't even good enough for me to take notes on to use here. But that's how it goes sometimes...

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  1. So if the boy was bored with the whole thing, why wasn't he doing his work?

    betty

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  2. Sounds like an easier day than some of the ones you mention! lol

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    1. Some days are easier than others. And some weeks are so easy I'm left with stories like this one.

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  3. Oh my gosh! I wondered the same thing Betty!

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    1. While she was droning on, he was doing his work. The bored look was as he was falling asleep after he had finished the assignment.

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  4. I'd still rate algebra as more boring.

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  5. Dang it! If they're going to misbehave, they better give you good blog fodder, eh? ;)

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    1. I know, right? At least make it a juicy conversation ;)

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  6. I don't think I would be talking about that at her age. No wonder she is dateless. Yikes.

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    1. Dateless and obnoxious. And oblivious...

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    2. Let's hope she either matures or never reproduces. ~cringes~ Honestly, I'm all about the Darwinian effect.

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    3. 10th grader, I think. So, maturing is the most likely scenario. (Seriously, I've seen some students who are awful, and then a year or two later it's like they got a personality transplant.)

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    4. That's reassuring. I made the mistake of going to my tenth high school reunion and found the rich brat bullies were still jerks, hogging the bar.

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    5. Aha, your first mistake. I moved out the town I grew up in, and yet my 20 year high school reunion ended up being just a couple miles from where I was living. I did not go. Nor will I ever engage with those people again if I can help it.

      I guess "maturing" is dependent on one's perspective. They're more manageable in class as they get older.

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  7. He might have been bored, but shutting the chatter of those others out would be difficult - and I see your note above ... yes kids don't think ... nor do some others! Cheers Hilary

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  8. Oh my goodness. I’m sure this girl’s friends, have heard her mantra one too many times.

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  9. Ahhh yes I bet I would have been joining yall with that look. lol And maybe an eye roll.

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  10. That poor boy... and pity anyone who does become her boyfriend!

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    1. I know! I so wanted to tell her to shut up on his behalf.

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