Wednesday, February 26, 2014

One of those days…

First period a couple students informed me that they had found my Jeep ad on 

Oh, that’s where those 2 mumbling, incoherent voice mails came from, huh?

Oh, no.  Not us.  We wouldn’t do that.

Try calling the number and see whose phone rings.

Yeah, try that, says guilty party figuring he’s safe since his phone is actually turned off.

“Ring, ring” … “ring, ring” … “Click, your call is being forwarded to an automatic voicemail system” … “Hi, this is (guilty party’s name), leave a message.”

Ha, gotcha.  Your phone’s off and it went straight to voicemail.

Still denies it.

Dial phone again, put it on speaker and next to the teacher microphone.

Then in 7th period we were working on probability.  I proposed a fictional bag with blue marbles, red marbles, clear marbles and, just for fun, marble’s with Dave’s (not real name)face on them.

Halfway through the discussion a student raises his hand to ask a question and asks “So, after you grabbed one of Dave’s marbles out of the sack…

Class bursts out laughing.  Student (7th grader) gets embarrassed and assures me he didn’t mean it that way.

To their credit, I got the class back on track in less than 5 minutes.


Alexia said...

Hmmm - must be American slang. I guess I figured out what it means, though!

Max Sartin said...

If you guessed that it's a reference to male body parts, then you guessed right.

Lisa Shafer said...

Ah! Junior high!
Yes, so, Tuesday I was talking to the 9th graders about food in Shakespeare's time, and I happened to mention a "sucket fork."
Yeah. THAT was popular for the rest of the period. :)

Max Sartin said...

Oh, that's a good one. Yeah, you gotta love junior high.