Thursday, September 14, 2006

Books and Covers

Big Kid has an earlier class than I do, so I have a free period on Mondays and Wednesdays.

I'm really enjoying this time, because it gives me a chance to finish up any last minute schoolwork, review my notes, or even read a novel.

I've been taking advantage of the glorious end-of-summer weather and sitting out in "The Quad"---an open area with benches and picnic tables. Students congregate there to smoke, chat and soak up the sun between classes.

The other day, I was at a table reviewing my math (which is becoming the bane of my existence---I STILL have dreams of numbers chasing me!), when two lovely young ladies sat on a nearby bench.

I'm one of those people who think all young people are lovely in their own way, and during these last few weeks, I've come to really appreciate the earnestness and enthusiasm with which many of these students approach their learning in these formative years.

It brings back a lot of memories, and makes me feel so---uh---jaded.

I surreptitiously admired the way the sun accented the contrast of the girls' long hair---one nearly white blond, the other dark with red highlights.

Since we were the only people in the quad, it was difficult not to overhear parts of their conversation. I wasn't deliberately trying to eavesdrop, mind you, but math is so mind-numbingly BORING that my thoughts were wandering.

The tiny, angelic-looking blond said to her friend, "I'm not going to be in class tomorrow afternoon. Could I borrow your notes after?"

Brunette: Sure. Anything wrong?

Blond: "No, I just have to make an appearance in court."

Brunette: Traffic ticket?

Blond: "An assault case."

Brunette: Wow, you witnessed an assault?

Blond: "No, the charges are against me. My friend's dad wouldn't let her go out, so I smashed a rock in his face."

Yikes!


I got busy looking busy.

21 comments:

Rootietoot said...

good grief! I wonder what part of the incident she thought was wrong, doing it or getting charged.

quinn said...

yikes!!!.
Kids these days view being in trouble as a status symbol to be envied. They talk to at ease about such things like no big deal. I just do not get it. I just hope I never ever have to be a parent of a kid that goes wrong. So far ( touch wood smacking myself in the head)..I have two very good boys keeping busy and out of trouble and mostly they understand the difference between right and wrong and also they know that every action has a consiquence to it.
I just always hope they never forget that.

Samantha said...

I can't think of anything to say . . .

Deb said...

eekk! I think I would have had to run away very quickly!

Ruth Dynamite said...

This is hilarious (and sad and disturbing). But more on the funny side.

Parents, let this be a warning to you. Next time your kids and/or their friends ask for something, check for rocks.

Mr. Fabulous said...

Holy shit!

Kids have changed...

DutchBitch said...

Oh My Gawd!!! That is crazy! Keep us up to date on more "The Quad" conversations in future. I am sure you will hear much more in time to come... LOL

Heather said...

omg. that is hysterical. sad, but hysterical. lol. i hope you eavesdrop more often!
♥ xo

Miss Keeks said...

Many of you may act shocked. However, what you may not realize is that this was Atilla's conversation with a student. She was just testing to see if it was weird. Now she'll never confess!

Seriously though, I really don't think most kids are like this. However, I have to wonder what kind of parents she had to inspire this sort of behavior.

My youngest niece was at camp. She can be an annoying, sassy pain in the butt. The counselor slapped her. My niece slapped her back. Now, part of me was thrilled that she slapped the counselor--who should never slap a camper--no matter how hideous they are. But I can't help but wonder what my niece was doing to make the girl slap her--and I can't believe she would slap her back. Sadly, I don't think my sister reprimanded her at all.

Pendullum said...

Yikes...
I bet your mathbook was pretty riveting after that listen in...

Kevin Charnas said...

LMAO!!! ahem... Sorry...that wasn't funny.

I think maybe she has some anger management issues.

Me said...

Dang!!!
Are you serious???
Wow

Kim Ayres said...

Ha! Excellent! Forget your maths - this is the real education ;)

Many thanks for linking to my wife's site, by the way, although would you mind double checking the link code, because it doesn't actually work...

*cough*

Kim Ayres said...

Thanks :)

Annie Drogynous said...

What a lovely girl! LOL!

lildb said...

that story, coupled with my recent visit to gawker.com's "blue states lose" section, about all things young-club-etc., I'm ready to vomit. oh. wait. looka there. I already did.

bleah.

Lisa Goldstein/Kelly Kelly said...

good lord, and they looked so innocent!

I envy your school-return. Ahhhh the quad.

Lisa

carmachu said...

Sadly, it doesnt sound like SHE thinks she did anything wrong.

Remember the kids with the shovel, and digging the dead girl up 'cause she was hot, this is the female equivilant.

RC said...

wowsers...

yea, i'd look busy too.

nadineiswondering said...

OMG...

Do you think she learns the lesson?

Emma said...

Wowza