Write On

Do you know Lynne Truss? She is the author of  Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door.

In her Chapter: The Universal Eff-Off Reflex Ms. Truss reveals the core characteristic of being a Brit…

“If someone tells an obviously untrue story a “foreigner” might remark, “You are a liar, Sir, and a dirty one at that.” In England you just say “Oh, is that so?” Or “That’s an unusual story, isn’t it?”

I mention this to illustrate how as a teacher, I just responded to a student who earnestly explained his absence from the last two classes. His grandmother apparently died…again. He seems to have forgotten she shoved off to join the angels only six weeks ago. I comforted his loss with the suggestion, his beloved grandmother has a really good shot at resurrection. He seemed puzzled…