Friday, May 4, 2018
It was Friday at the continuation high school. Computer aided drafting. They had an assignment.
But it was Friday, 2nd period complained. They didn't do work on Fridays...
Apparently, they played games on Fridays. (Which I don't believe. But at a certain point, all I'm going to end up doing is arguing with them. So, I can spend the period arguing with them getting no work done. Or I can spend the period watching them get no work done. Some days the aggravation isn't worth it. I just make a note of it and let their teacher deal with them upon his return.)
Of course, they had to play the game of the moment, Fortnite.
My job puts me in the position of hearing what the most popular stuff of the moment is. Right now, it's a game. Everybody is playing it. I hear about the game at least once a day, but most of the time more. That includes days where the kiddos are actually on task.
So, if you have a teenager around you, slip the name into conversation. I bet they're playing. If not, they've heard of it.
As I'd given up on arguing that they should work. I was just listening in to the conversation...
They were taking offense at a fellow player's screen name. Toesucker*** (I can't remember what the number after it was). They were wigged out by the name.
"Who does that? Why would you even want to touch someone's foot...?"
I wisely kept my mouth shut. Ah, the innocence of youth.
If only they spent their time doing their work.