Monday, June 9, 2014

Naming Names

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.)


  1. Ha ha! Devious Liz!

    I'm guessing the reason he's not graduating has something to do with the fact that he goofs off when he's supposed to be researching.

  2. It always amazes me that people will put more work into getting out of work than just doing what they're supposed to do!

  3. Good way to get his name. Clever trying to avoid the work and check out other sites while working, but of course this only bites him in the long run with not staying on task, etc.


  4. Great way of getting his name! :-)

    1. It's one of my favorites. They never see it coming.

  5. OH my-he is trying to be crafty...and failing at that too-lol What people will do to get out of work be it school or actual work


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