Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Grossing out 9th Graders

I was on break outside with 4th period today when one of the guys found an unopened tampon on the ground behind one of the benches.  They were thoroughly grossed out when I picked it up and threw it in the trash.  One of the boys said, as we were headed back into the building “What’s one of those doing at a junior high?”



A Paperback Writer said...

I can only assume that the kid in question thought it was some kind of birth control device. :)
One of my 9th grade boys on the academic team told me (the other day as I gave him a LEGAL ride to Saturday practice since it was his weekend with his dad, who lives only a few blocks from me) in great detail about how he slipped just inside the door of a women's restroom at the rec center, purchased a tampon from a vending machine, and then dissected it into several pieces over a trash can. He seemed to think it was some sort of science experiment, and it made me laugh -- but at least he was more curious than grossed out (and since it was unused, that was more appropriate). Still, the tampon dissection made me chuckle.

A Paperback Writer said...

word verification: PHOMP