Friday, October 8, 2010
And Then We All Stared At Her
A conversation in my creative writing classroom:
Me: Okay, so we have several workshop pieces for today's class. Are we ready?
Girl: Wait. Wait a second. SEVERAL? We have SEVERAL?
Me: Yes. Several.
Me: Yesssss... why?
Girl: When did we get that many?
Me: They were on the schedule.
Boy: What's wrong with you, Girl?
Me: Wait just a second. What's your definition of several?
Girl: Several is seven.
Everyone: --Blank stares--
Girl: Several doesn't mean seven?
Other Girl: Several is like three or four.
Girl: Really? It's not seven?