When you engage in a conversation with a seasoned educator, they likely have a plethora of amusing anecdotes about witty students who occasionally crossed the line with their clever remarks.
Virtually every classroom hosts its own version of a class comedian, and these students often deliver the most unexpected and amusing comments that can test the patience of even the most composed instructors.
In the following tale, a teacher decides to introduce a playful activity involving a bag of fruit to her class. However, she quickly discovers that the situation spiraled into a challenging predicament she hadn’t anticipated.
One day in class the teacher brought a bag full of fruit.
“Now class, I’m going to reach into the bag and describe a piece of fruit, and you tell what fruit I’m talking about.”
“Okay, first: it’s round, plump, and red.”
Of course, Johnny raised his hand high, but the teacher wisely ignored him and picked Deborah, who promptly answered, “An apple.”
The teacher replied, “No, Deborah, it’s a beet, but I like your thinking.”
“Now for the second. It’s soft, fuzzy, and colored red and brownish.”
Johnny is hopping up and down in his seat trying to get the teacher to call on him. But she skips him again and calls on Billy.
“Is it a peach?” Billy asks. “No, Billy, I’m afraid it’s a potato. But I like your thinking,” the teacher replies.
“Here’s another: it’s long, yellow, and fairly hard.”
By now Johnny is about to explode as he waves his hand frantically. The teacher skips him again and calls on Sally.
“A banana,” she says.
“No,” the teacher replies, “it’s a squash, but I like your thinking.”
Johnny is kind of irritated now, so he speaks up loudly. “Hey, I’ve got one for you teacher; let me put my hand in my pocket. Okay, I’ve got it: it’s round, hard, and it has a head on it.”
“Johnny!” she cries. “That’s disgusting!”
“Nope,” answers Johnny, “it’s a quarter, but I like your thinking!”