Saturday, March 16, 2013

Out of the Mouths

Warning: Explicit language ahead. So sorry. But, well, it expresses the point I was trying to make so succinctly.

One topic we discuss in the class I teach at the jail is how we react when we're called on something and how our reaction affects what happens to us next. We talk mostly in the context of being on good terms with people in the workplace, about not getting fired. And, okay, a little in the context of how to avoid being put in the hole.

"Hey," said a student from the back of the classroom. "If someone gives me shit, I'm going to give them shit right back."

"And then what do you get?" I asked.

He shrugged and grinned, "More shit."

Boom.

3 comments:

Louise Plummer said...

I love your prim warning.

misssrobin said...

End of lesson!

Margy said...

Louise, the warning was for my mom, but it didn't work. I was on the phone with her when she checked the post and she saw the bad words before she started reading it!