Friday, March 4, 2016
Is Your Refrigerator Running?
Friday. 6th period golf. As happens when an athletic team has a sub, they just hung out in the teacher's classroom for the period.
I've covered many of these kinds of classes. They sprawl out on the desks. A couple will ask to go and do work in other classes. But mostly they sit around and talk. And play with their phones.
As long as they aren't tearing apart the classroom, I'm pretty lenient with these kinds of classes. I become the fly on the wall, listening to all the strange things teens talk about when they have nothing in particular to do.
So, when they tried to figure out the phone number for the school, I thought nothing much of it. Someone knew it off the top of his head.
And when they started asking who various students' favorite teachers were, I listened with half an ear.
I was curious when the boy dialed his cell phone. Normally I'd put a stop to them making phone calls in class, but they had a free period, and it doesn't bother me if during a free period they call someone.
But then he got the switchboard. And he shushed the rest of them. He asked for a classroom...
"Is this Ms. A?" He got an affirmative response. "Is your refrigerator running?"
But the conversation continued on in the prank call vein. Apparently, this was not the first time he had done this. He had stories of previous pranks.
Just in case you thought kids these days get up to new tricks...