Thursday, March 5, 2015

Caught, But Lost


"Why didn't you tell me?!"

"I thought you knew."

"I was completely turned around. How could I know?"

"But she [demonstrating heavy steps]. How could you not hear that?"

Algebra 2. They had a review assignment. Half the class was on task. Half the class socialized.

Periodically, I'd get up and roam the room. Seeing what they were working on. Or not working on.

I walked up to one group. Noted that while they had the assignment out, they weren't doing it. My looming over them was ignored. I walked away. I got to the front of the room and heard the above exchange.

The turned around girl was embarrassed. Really embarrassed.

I wracked my brain. What had they been talking about?

I heard the conversation. I know I did! But as soon as I walked away, all memory of it evaporated.

And now I wish I remembered! With a reaction like that, it must have been good.

12 comments:

  1. I'm thinking her assignment was turned around and she was embarrassed when you walked by?

    betty

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    1. Nah. Most of them weren't on task, and they weren't particularly embarrassed about it.

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  2. I think was the brain and was bullied into allowing cheating to happen for her own safety.

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    1. Whatever it was, it had nothing to do with the assignment. That much I know.

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  3. Oh, that's the one you were talking about on Twitter, right? That poor girl was probably terrified you overheard something that was going to get her in trouble. The demonstration of your footsteps is also hilarious.

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  4. It must have been good...but maybe you're better off not knowing!

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  5. It was meant to be and probably the better for it

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  6. If it was me, that would bug me for a long time, trying to figure it out. I hate not knowing!

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    1. I try to let these things go after a while. Otherwise they would drive me nuts.

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  7. Maybe it was so bad your brain went into protective mode and deleted it!

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    1. I don't think so. If it was truly bad, I would have remembered. I hope.

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