Friday, January 20, 2012

Innocence still exists.


I got this when I taught at the high school, the PTA gave them out to all the teachers.  It still sits on my desk.

Today after school four seventh graders were hanging out in my room waiting for their ride.  One of them saw the rock and said “That’s cool, it says ‘You Rock’ on that rock.”

Then he saw this, (which I got for being a new member of the faculty at the school I’m at now)


and asked “Does it say ‘You Bone” on the bone?”

Now, my first thought was that it was intentional.  I looked up at him, preparing to say something about inappropriate comments in my classroom.  Not even a smirk, not even a twitch at the corner of his mouth. And his three friends who were close by didn’t even flinch.

Now, at this point it took every ounce of my self control to keep from breaking out in laughter as I picked up the bone and pointed out to him that it just said “Welcome..”, and the conversation continued like no double entendre was uttered.


Lisa Shafer said...

In contrast, please see my post from yesterday about teaching verb conjugations to 9th graders.

Max Sartin said...

I read that last night and laughed, I was just too brain dead to think of anything to say. Good stuff, would have loved to be there to watch :)

Lisa Shafer said...

You wouldn't have kept your face straight for THIS one. Trust me.
(I couldn't either, but I got to face the board because I was writing, so they couldn't see my smirk while they all snorted and chuckled.)

Karen S. said...

Yep, sometimes you just have to grin and move on...chances are, they were just being lighthearted about it....BUT! as for my opinion about the DOG bone gift, I think "the rock" ROCKS! ....and if I had received the Dog bone, I might have arrived the next day at school wearing a diamond studded dog collar! ;) Oh probably not, I too must be dog tired right now! Ha ha!

Max Sartin said...

Yeah, the rock was way cool, love that thing. That's why I keep it on the desk still. The dog bone is because the mascot of my new school is the English Bulldog.

Karen S. said...

Oh that explains everything! ;)