Friday, April 14, 2017
I was called in to cover a 12th grade government class. (17 and 18 year olds.) It's the time of year when they're almost done with high school, so unless the lesson plan says otherwise, I tend to find a seat and let them be.
(They had a bookwork assignment. Half of them did it.)
It's like being a fly on the wall.
"He only committed fourteen armed robberies..."
Apparently there was video, too. This guy was a cousin or boyfriend of the girl who was speaking. (At one point she talked of him like he was a relative. At another, she was sad he was going away for a long time like a girlfriend would be. So, I can't be sure.)
If I don't have anything to offer to the conversation (like, they're saying something that's factually incorrect), I just listen.
"Have you ever gone commando?"
It was a group of four, sort of. One boy was kind of in, kind of out of the conversation. (He was working on the assignment, but he contributed the odd comment.) But the main contributors were two boys and a girl.
"Yeah, it felt weird."
So, the question came up of how this came to be...
"I was in a hurry."
To which they replied that if one is in a hurry, perhaps it isn't the underwear that gets missed. Perhaps it's the pants.
But someone was waiting, and the car was started, and...
Yeah, it's fun to listen in when the kiddos talk. They come up with the strangest topics.
What is the strangest thing you've ever discussed with your friends? What is the strangest thing you've ever discussed in a high school classroom?
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