Sad, but True

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.

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  • themrscone

    Did you post on here because I complained that “our” blog had turned into “my” blog??

  • themrscone

    Not ignoring the fact that that is just REALLY sad.

  • http://www.magnoliamountain.wordpress.com testostercone

    From the same kid today:
    “Wouldn’t it be cool if you could drink beer with your eye?”
    Other kid:
    “You can – just really slowly”
    “No, I mean like f—–king chug it. With your eye.”

    Education these days.

  • Christine

    still speachless….it’s probably a REALLY good thing I didn’t go into education…

  • http://www.magnoliamountain.wordpress.com testostercone

    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.