Situation: Students are filling out practice college applications. One student comes across the portion designated “Marital Status” and asks what he should fill in.
Student: What should I put here?
Student: Where it asks ‘Marital Status.’
Teacher: Well, are you ‘married,’ ‘divorced,’ ‘single,’ or ‘widowed’?
Student: I have a girlfriend.
Teacher: (shaking head) Then put down single. Nobody here is anything other than single.
Student: College applications need to have statuses, like Facebook.