Thursday, October 29, 2015
And so we began talking about books. I related the book challenge I entered on Goodreads at the beginning of the year, to read 24 books. I told the kids I am now in the 30's; surpassing my challenge goal. And the year isn't over yet. I was trying to make the point that a book can be a form of escapism: the easiest, and safest type of drug you can get.
Wait for it...
A kid from the second row: "Marijuana makes you smarter."
Me: "And how do you know that?"
Him, acting the smart ass role: " I know because I'm a marijuanaologist."
Him: "Yeah, ask me anything."
Me, walking over to stand by him, "OK...so...you think smoking grass makes you smarter?"
Me: "What grade do you have in this class?"
Him proudly, "F."
I just smiled and walked away, while the rest of the class laughed.
Obviously he's studying hard.