Thursday, December 1, 2011
But Don't Get Crazy
I still love quoting Bonquiqui to my students, especially my seventh graders. Today, one of my boys was off his meds. He decided to sing that song about it being a great day to be alive...the country one. It's a good song. He gets to the line "Got a three day beard and ...." I cut him off with this snappy retort: "I'm pretty sure you won't need to shave anytime in the near future." Oops. Sometimes, my sarcasm just escapes. Luckily, this has only happened with students who are also fluent in sarcasm and find it amusing rather than insulting.