Breaking news: The world will end in three days.
A very good morning!
Why are you making us study laws of motion?
‘Coz it is a part of your curriculum.
What curriculum – didn’t you hear the world ends in three days?
Ponder over it, girl! If the world is really about to end in three days what difference does it make whether they really know the laws of motion, gravitation or for that matter the mighty God particle itself. I am forced to think. How I wish back for the days when my students echoed the innocence of having confused me and my sister and giving me a brood (no not really a brood, it is just two) of kids to take care of in return.
The next batch comes. Alright this one should go down without the drama. It is only plain English – the good old English.
Write a letter to the editor-
Views on the world ending in three days???
These guys are never ever going to write a letter – in their whole life. So, there is no point in this study. But what about my duty?
One of them seems genuinely interested though. So, alright, he will be my ally and hopefully the others will follow suit.
Are we going to do this letter writing now?
Yes, I want to teach it to kids.
My kids. Obviously, I am going to have kids one day.
Right on. Kids. I force a smile. I do not know if I am sane. Not any longer. And before I can make sense of it all, the other one chips in brightly -
But the world ends in three days! Are you planning kids before that?
Definitely not an English class discussion. It is time we did some letter writing.
One more to go. And we are doing Life Processes. This boy is sincere so may be – maybe I can hope.
But I know, I heard – the world ends in three days.
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