Thursday, May 04, 2006

Speaking of Teachers...

My ninth grade English teacher, who encouraged me as I discovered I wanted to be a writer, used to rattle off the following warning before tests:

"If I even suspect you of talking or cheating it's an automatic zero and I needn't remind you how much I enjoy the sound of paper rippage."

The one time he caught someone cheating, he gleefully tore the paper into snowflakes.

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