I left my room after school for a couple of minutes today. I almost always lock my door, but forgot today and when I got back there were three kids in my room. One of them was on his cell phone and another told me “shhh, we came in here to make a phone call”.
The kid on the phone pipes up and says “Yeah, I have to call the STD Clinic.”
My jaw must have hit the floor, not because I believe that there is not a single junior high kid that could ever have that kind of problem, or even that these particular kids were incredibly innocent 8th graders. Mainly because of the nonchalant way he said it. I sputtered out “What?”
“I’m calling the STD Clinic,” He paused for just a moment (this kid had comedic timing of Cloris Leachman or Harvey Korman) before clarifying with “That’s where my mom works.”
At first I thought this was just more BS, but as it turns out his mom really does work for an STD testing clinic. And looking back on the incident, it’s obvious he’s had practice with that little gag before.
And people think I’m crazy because I prefer middle school.