Intelligence Does Not Germinate Here

| Learning | April 14, 2014

(In my 10th-grade gym class, there’s a girl who always complains to my teacher, who is also our health teacher, and bothers the other students. She always tries to get out of class, and today, a fairly cold day, is no exception.)

Girl: “But, [Teacher], I can’t go outside! I might catch a cold!”

Teacher: “I’m sure you’ll be fine.”

Girl’s Friend: “No! She’s right. We could get really sick if we’re out there that long!”

(They continue to complain, not letting the teacher say a word. Finally, I’ve had enough.)

Me: “Seriously?! Colds are caused by a virus, not going outside in the cold. That’s just an old myth that has absolutely no truth in it. Furthermore, are you actually arguing about this with someone who teaches HEALTH? He’s studied this type of thing for years and is obviously more educated than you about it. If you’re going to try to get out of class, at least do it in an intelligent manner!”

Teacher: “[My Name]’s right. You can’t catch a cold just by going outside.”

Girl: “But… but there are GERMS out there!”

Teacher & Me: *facepalm*

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