Monday, December 11, 2006

Truancy: the Next Generation

While shopping for fromage-intensive entertainments at my local used video store, I overheard the following conversation between two grubby teenagers.

Grubby Teen #1: "Hey, check out the movie I just bought! Let's skip school tomorrow and watch it!"

Grubby Teen #2: "Tomorrow's Saturday. We don't have school."

Grubby Teen #1: "Oh."

Beat.

Grubby Teen #1: "Let's skip school on Monday and watch it!"

Children are our future. Be afraid.

3 comments:

Deborah said...

That made me laugh (despite my highly ironic day).

Evn said...

Geez, you did have an ironic day (just read your blog). I hope the laughter helped.

Delicious, Red, Blind, Mute said...

Hey!

I'm sorry I didn't respond to your message on Saturday. I lost my voice on Friday night (like, completely), and the dog ate my glasses on Saturday, so I've been a pair of earplugs away from being Helen Keller. I'll call you tomorrow. In the meantime, Happy Yuletide!