If ever there lived a cure for the pompous, it dwells inside a small-town high school. I never fail to get a big laugh from my students' perceptions of others. Sometimes they are dead on, right on the money. They are able to nail a fraud on the spot. One time a long time ago I had a student (who now teaches in the same system) who called a grade school teacher out when I wanted to assign faculty contacts. She insisted she was not going to be the student/faculty liason for a certain Mrs. XXXX... Mrs. XXXX was known to be a woman who was kind, quiet... not mean. I asked this young girl why she chose not to work with the famous Mrs. XXXX. "Because you all think she is so sweet. Well, she is all icing, and there is not one drop of cake underneath!" was her reply. Sadly, that was true. Poor Mrs. XXXX lived a life being the kindest she could be and not hurting a soul, but it was all skin deep. Inside it seemed she was tired, a little angry, and very deprived. Busted by a teenager.
I have seen girls spot a fake bag, nail a heavy layer of makeup over blemishes, sniff out a batch of expensive perfume squirted over old body odor... you know the rest... school kids can usually see to the core, and amazingly if not actually advisably, they will blurt out their observation "in front of God and everybody," as my grandma used to say. Busted by a teenager.
Teenagers are able to determine when a teacher is faking it... No snow jobs with them. We might as well give them a lab day or a free day as give them some kind of unrelated, obscure research. For one, they can find anything on the internet, bless its soul. For two, they just know. Why mess with that? Busted by a teenager..
(in time to avert getting stabbed in the back.) Just saying.
LOLcat pictures are my new love. I collect them on my iPad and send my son five a day sometime late a night... Then we laugh about them. IDK... I'm getting lax in my old days because they're cute. The spelling doesn't bother me a bit. Hey, I've had worse turned in for a grade....and they are kitties, after all.