Here’s the countdown of the best quotes I overheard from my students this week:
7. “He’s stabbing her bun,” said a girl as a boy was pushing a pencil into another girl’s hair.
6. Two young women in the hallway. One said, “You don’t give ME any gum.” The other answered, “I’m just saying, I’m giving you gum right now.”
5. After B. had twice in recent days told K. that she has the voice of a guinea pig, K. today said, “B__, you sound like a …” “Shut up, K___,” B. cut her off.
4. In an argument between a boy and girl about outdoorsmen’s excretory practices, Z. said, “C___, I know five hunters who took a crap in the woods.”
3. Student E., at her computer: “I spelled ‘familiar’ like ‘farm-ill-yer.'” Later in the week, after E. noted that classmate A. had sneakily written “Butts are great” on E’s computer, E said, “‘Butts are great.’ Wow. Thank you for the advice.”
2+. This week’s “Quote of the Week” title comes down to a battle between sophomore boy D. and the girl who sits behind him in class, J. After J. had told boy S. last week that “your life’s not that important to me,” and she this week told girl M. that J. didn’t care about M’s life, D. commented that J. was “such a little person for so much hate.” She agreed with him, and later in the week called herself “a normal-size person. Fun-size.”
Telling S. again this week that “everything does’t revolve around you … I don’t like you,” J. later said: “S____, I apologize. If you want to talk to me, it’s fine.” J. doesn’t seem to be joking or entirely serious when she says these things; rather, she seems semi-serious.
J. also informed the class (during work-time) that she expected to be grounded Saturday for what she would be doing on the Friday night yet to come. When her mom asks what she did, J. can’t lie, she said, adding, “They say they love you but I don’t think they do.” D. asked for clarification: “Are you talking about your mother?” Yes, J. said.
Unrelated to the story above, J. also said this: “Oh My Gosh, No!”
And the week’s best quote is:
1. After sophomore boy D. said he didn’t like a girl’s shoes, another girl said that was like saying he didn’t like her face. He answered, no, it wasn’t like that at all because “you don’t go out and buy a pair of face.”