Wednesday, November 9, 2016
An Abundance of Christians
I don't normally use students' real names on this blog, but I couldn't let this pass without commenting.
I was called in to cover an extra period on "my" prep. 9th grade special ed. English. Small class--there were about 13 of them. And as I was going through the roll, someone clued me in.
"Which Christian do you mean? There are four..."
Yup. Four boys named Christian in one class.
I once had a class that had three Abigails, but that was a full-sized class of 30-something. And then, of course, there was the time that there were seven Joses on the soccer team.
And two of the Christians had the same last name.
Because that's not going to be confusing at all.
This reminds me of the Jose Lopez cluster of '06. One school had like a dozen of them. (I'm exaggerating. But only slightly.) There were multiple times that I had two (I think once I had three) Jose Lopezes in the same class.
One Christian informed me he went by his last name. (Understandable.) He was actually very well behaved. The second didn't make much of an impression (which means he wasn't an issue either). The last two... Well, they have made appearances on this blog before...
And, they kind of look alike. Not exactly, but close.
I'm not saying any more. Privacy and them being minors and all.