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About To Adopt An Apologetic Attitude

, , , | Learning | July 20, 2013

(I overhear a discussion at the next table during a parent-teacher conference.)

Father: “Hi, Mr. [Teacher], we’re Mr. and Mrs. [Last Name], parents of [Student].”

Teacher: “You’re [Student]’s parents?”

Mother: “Yes. I understand you teach our daughter science.”

Teacher: “You’re not [Student]’s parents.”

Father: “What do you mean?”

Teacher: “Look. I’m a science teacher, and I also specialize in genetics. You look nothing like your daughter, neither one of you.”

Mother: “She’s adopted.”

Teacher: “Oh! Oh! I’m so sorry!”

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