Category Archives: self-deprecating
Situation: A carcass of a beaver is found in a nearby creek by a group of students. One student asks if it’s a beaver or an otter, for which the teacher doesn’t have an answer but promises to find out. … Continue reading
Situation: Eating lunch with faculty and students discussing an upcoming due date for mother and father. The discussion turns to homebirth and midwifery, the preferred choice of the couple’s birthing process. Student 1: I want to be born at home.
Situation: Students trying to bribe a teacher to go on a field trip. Student 1: We’ll do anything to go on this trip. Student 2: Yeah, anything. Student 1: Like, we’ll write an essay or something. Student 2: And writing … Continue reading
Situation: Teacher is going over an assignment in American Literature. Teacher: “There’s a subtle sense of pessimism in this piece, can you find a couple of scenes that hint at pessimism?” Student 1: “What’s that big word you just used? … Continue reading
Situation: Student is late for class. Dialogue Me: “Where have you been?” Student: “Growing my mustache?”