It's been a while, but I finally got back to the continuation high school. It's June, so the senior classes are pretty barren. That's a good thing. It means most of those students managed to get all their credits and graduate.
But the English class still had an assignment.
They were writing essays on Greek gods or goddesses. (The teacher assigned topics by drawing names.) The students were all on the computers either doing some research or typing up their papers. For the most part they were on task, with the occasional foray into shoe or soccer sites.
Fifth period. One boy was clearly not researching Prometheus. A video with a guy in a taxi? Yeah, I don't think so.
He pulled up his essay. He pulled up a research website. So, I walked away.
But I kept my eye on him.
Soon enough, the website looked more like entertainment than research. Although, it was in a smaller window. That he had moved so that his body blocked most of it.
Yeah, that doesn't look suspicious.
I went over to investigate. Suddenly, that smaller box was Wikipedia.
Yeah, right. (Enough of the mini window was visible to me that I knew it wasn't Wikipedia when I got up and began to walk over.)
Later, the boy approached me. Could he use the restroom?
Sure, I'll write that pass. Name...?
And that is how I knew what to call him in my note to his teacher.
(Oh sure, I could have found his name through other means. But this just made it that much easier.)