Apathy Jack writes:
In class today my Plastics got into a discussion about the ideal age to have children. Given that two of their number of well on the way to doing so, it is a relevant issue (probably more so than the essay on the Sibylline Books they were meant to be writing, at any rate...)
I told them that if yet another one of them fell hapu, I would rip the baby out with my hands, because, as my philosophy runs: one of something is an accident; two of something is a co-incidence; but three of something is a hobby.
Lunchtime and one of the aforementioned two comes for a visit. It is the first time I’ve seen her in some months. I wrap my hands around her throat in my traditional attempt to throttle the pregnancy out of her. (It hasn’t worked on any of the others, but I figure that just means I’m due a win...) I’m distracted by one of mine saying that she thought earlier when I was threatening to rip out foetuses, rather than tearing through the abdominal lining, which was my intent, I would be reaching (let’s see, how to put this diplomatically...?) up. Her friend admits that this is also what she thought.
I assure them that they are the worst sort of perverts, and are going straight to hell.
I realise that my ex-student is trying to tell me something. I’ve forgotten to stop strangling her as I talk to the others.
I loosen my grip. Slightly. She tells me she’s started correspondence school. She left school before she got knocked up, wasting a particularly precocious mind in the process, but now, she’s going to finish her education “for baby”.
From this, we can learn two things:
1) Yes, it is okay for me to choke heavily pregnant sixteen year olds. No, it’s not okay for you to do it, but I’m A Teacher, and I’ve had training.
2) There’s hope out there if you look long and hard enough for it...