I teach at an interesting school, that much is certainly true. But this just amazed me. While telling a story about how missionaries taught children math, a kid asked, “What’s a missionary?” I was dumbfounded.
Turns out that he was bothered by my use of the word “missionary” because he was only familiar with it in sexual references. Sad, but true.
Did you post on here because I complained that “our” blog had turned into “my” blog??
Not ignoring the fact that that is just REALLY sad.
From the same kid today:
“Wouldn’t it be cool if you could drink beer with your eye?”
“You can – just really slowly”
“No, I mean like f—–king chug it. With your eye.”
Education these days.
still speachless….it’s probably a REALLY good thing I didn’t go into education…
Another funny observation: this was the one time that this kid shied away from talking about sex. I have never seen anyone (ever) turn everything into dumb innuendo like this kid; but start talking about missionaries and he begins to blush.