Thursday, June 4, 2009

Things Students Say (And What They Really Mean)

When kids say... I don't understand.
They really mean... I wasn't paying attention when you gave directions.

When kids say... I have to use the bathroom.
They really mean... Your lesson is boring so I think I'll walk the halls for a bit.

When kids say... I have use the bathroom because I have my period.
They really mean... I plan on doing whatever I want for the next 20 minutes because there is no way on Earth you are going to ask me why I took so long.

When kids say... I can't find my homework.
They really mean... I'm too lazy to come up with a good excuse why my homework isn't done.

When kids say... Can I do extra credit?
They really mean... My parents are mad at me because of my grades.

When kids say... Can we sit where we want today?
They really mean... I have no plans of paying attention today, and sitting next to my friends will make it much easier to discuss more important things.

When kids say... I'm sorry for cheating.
They really mean... I'm sorry I got caught cheating.

When kids say... This is stupid.
They really mean... This stuff is way over my head.

When kids say... What time does this period end?
They really mean... How much longer do I have to sit here? I don't know how to read an analog clock.

When kids say... Can I type this?
They really mean... Can I copy and paste the Wikipedia entry then spend the rest of the period checking email, playing games, and Google searching pictures of Angelina Jolie?
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8 Responses:

Anonymous said...

When kids say: We didn't like the sub. He/she was mean.
What they really mean: We actually had to do work while you were gone.

AtlantaTeacher1976 said...

I just tweeted this. Too funny!

Anonymous said...

Hilarious hilarious hilarious!!!

Blanca Admetlla said...

Very funny, indeed. Some adults make the same questions and mean exactly the same things!!

Mrs. Howard said...

GREAT ones!! Oh but there's so many more classics.....Did we DO anything while I was absent? Is this going to count for a grade? What ARE they really saying????

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the laugh!

HighSchoolStudent said...

Lol this is hilarious because I am a student and this is 100% true !!

Mrs. K said...

So funny (and true)! Thanks for the laugh.