Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Prufrock probably also wears turtlenecks.


Reason #498098 I love my job: calling kids out on their ridiculousness. You know what's always ridiculous? Hickeys.

For example, we're reading some Modernist poetry this week and during our discussion of T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" today, I got to mix literary analysis with kids' stupid decisions.

Me: So how can we characterize Prufrock?
Kid: Boring.
Me: Maybe a bit, but obviously Prufrock is a very isolated and lonely guy, something [kid in the back] knows nothing about, as he is covered in hickeys...
Class (all 32 of them turning around to pointing): BUUUUUUUURRRRRRN!
Me: Be smart dude, wear a turtleneck or find a creative way to cover it up.
Class: BUUUUUUUURRRRRRN!

EDIT: The next day he tried convincing me that it was a paintball bruise. Liar.

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