Saturday, March 27, 2010

Quote of the Week #2

Student walks in, reaches into his pocket and says, in a decent Scarface impression:

"Say 'allo to my little... "

Student pulls out a pen.


Student smiles.

Note: It has been pointed out to me that this little quote could be seen as threatening--at least considering the Scarface reference and the fact that the movie character does pull out a gun instead of a pen.  I did share this concern with the student just so he would know that in a typical classroom setting, he might want to keep references to violent movie scenes to his social conversations. Mostly, this just reminds me that our students today walk a social minefield.  This student truly did make up a funny joke, but MANY people pointed out to me that it could be violent.  Violence never crossed his mind, but the student could easily have been disciplined for this kind of joke.  Crazy world, huh?

1 comment:

  1. that's why you are see the success where others see fear.
    (typo caused me to remove the other one)