Thursday, July 20, 2017
Some things should go without saying. But with some students...
"Put the electric clippers away."
These students? Instead of complying, they had to double down. The boy turned the clippers on...
"Would you like me to cut your hair?"
He took no for an answer the third time. He handed the clippers back to their owner. Who then turned them on...
"Turn that off. Put it away. If you can't leave it put away I'll have to confiscate it."
Still, I watched them. These are the types of students that would then take the clippers back out because they found some sort of loophole in what I had said. Or, they'd create a loophole.
Did they really plan to shave their heads in class? Unlikely, but considering what else they got up to, I wouldn't've put it past them. (Curious about what else they got up to? Tune in tomorrow...)
For the record: yes, I could have confiscated the clippers the minute I saw them. I did not primarily because I didn't want to deal with the drama that would have inevitably followed. But if they had kept up with it, it then would have been worth it to get it out of their hands.