Thursday, October 19, 2006

Something Old, Something New

As part of our morning activity at the marina, I asked one of my twelfth grade students to tell me something funny. He thought for a minute, and then his face lit up with an idea.

A: Miss Hannah, can I ask you something? It's a little personal, so you can choose not to answer.
Miss Hannah: Go for it.
A: Are you still a virgin?
Miss Hannah: [Silence. Do I say yes and dispel the stereotype of whorish Americans, thus fulfilling my role as a "cultural ambassador" and blah blah blah, or do I keep quiet, thus maintaining the appropriate teacher-student social distance?] Ummmm....
The other students: Whoa! I don’t think you should ask her that!
Miss Hannah: Well, I’m not married yet, so yes, I am.
A: Okay, cool. Did you know that Alex here—pointing to one of his friends—is not?
Miss Hannah: Ummmm….
The other students: Whoa! I don’t think you should tell her that!

Yeah, I guess that's something funny, I'm just not sure why that's the first idea that sprang* to mind.

*Suggestive word choice edited because, come on, people! My grandma reads this blog!


alea said...

wait..."sprang" is the choice that's less suggestive?

Melyngoch said...

Yeah, that's what I was thinking.

Th. said...


I was wondering why you strayed from the less obvious "erected to mind" and "ejaculated to mind." But now I understand.

Tolkien Boy said...

Ah, Petra. You were springing to my mind just yesterday...