Unfiltered Story #32173

Unfiltered | October 29, 2015

(My environmental science teacher took our class outside for a nature walk to identify trees. It is worth noting that both my friend and I are fans of the old Nickelodeon show, Zoey 101.)

Teacher: (Picking a leaf and ripping it with her fingers) “…and when you crush the leaves, it should smell familiar.” (She passes it around.)

Classmate: “It smells like root beer.”

Teacher: “Yep. Root beer used to be made from roots of these trees. Can anyone guess what it’s called? (She pauses, but no one says anything.) Sass–”

Me: “Sassafras!”

Friend: (Singing, mimicking the characteristic lisp as the Zoey 101 character.) “You can sip it in the morning, you can sip it in the evening, you can sip it at a quarter to three!”

Me and my Friend: (Singing) “‘Cause I like sassafras, you like sassafras, we all like sassafras tea!”

Friend: “One more time!”

Me and my Friend! (Singing) “You can sip it in the morning, you sip it in the evening, you can sip it at a quarter to three! ‘Cause I like sassafras, you like sassafras, we all like sassafras tea!”

(We both are laughing uncontrollably, and everyone else is consequentially confused. Best. Science class. EVER.)