Some Classes You Just Have To Sit Through

| Safford, AZ, USA | Learning | February 25, 2014

(My economics class can be raucous at times. I am sitting Indian style (when you sit with your knees bent, legs crossed and feet resting against your thighs). A student is quite confused about the way I am sitting.)

Student: “Dude, how are you sitting like that?”

Me: “What do you mean?”

Teacher: “What are you two talking about? You’re supposed to be taking notes.”

Student: “[My Name] is sitting weird.”

(The teacher walks over and notices my feet aren’t on the ground and currently are in my lap.)

Teacher: “Yeah, how do you put your feet like that, [My Name]?”

(I now have the entire class’s attention.)

Me: “Well…” *untucking both feet and putting them on the floor* “I start by crossing one leg. And then I put my second leg on top of the other. Voila, you’re done!”

(By the time I am finished everyone in the class is trying this, without success.)

Student: “Dude, how do you do that? Every time I try it hurts.”

Teacher: “Want to know what it looks like to me? It looks like he’s riding a magic carpet.”

(The first thing that pops in to my mind is the song ‘Magic Carpet Ride’ from ‘Aladdin.’ I start singing it to the teacher.)

Me: *horribly off key* “I can show you the world!”

(I freeze because I forget the rest of the words.)

Teacher: “Come on. You can keep singing.”

Me: “I forgot the words.”

Teacher: “So, you’re done, then?”

Me: “Yes.”

Teacher: “Okay, class. Back to work!”

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