Friday, March 04, 2005

Classroom Exchange

One of my most energetic and inventive students came into class the other day blinking and squinting, and complaining that his eyes were dried out. I was very sympathetic, because especially when I am tired (the whole school year) I have the same problem. So I told him that I was sorry to hear that his eyes were dried out, and then added, "I hate that. Especially since when it gets bad I always wonder if my blinking is going to cause my cornea to tear off." I turned to close the door because the bell had just sounded. It took him just a second, and then from right behind me, the reaction: "EEWWW!! I didn't need that image!"

Poor kid. He's probably scarred for life.

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