Year 9. Discussing sentence structure (I think), so not quite sure how this began.
Girl: How do we know what happened back then?
Me: Erm, records.
Girl: But writing didn’t exist before Jesus.
Me: [Pause] What?
Girl: Someone told me, there was no writing before Jesus.
Me: Erm, what?
Girl: Someone told me, I think it was an RE teacher.
Me: Your RE teacher told you that writing didn’t exist before Jesus?
Girl: Back with the dinosaurs.
Girl: And how did they find the dinosaurs?
Girl: How did they know where to look?
Boy: They used a metal detector, moron.
Year 12 class.
Girl: Sir, I never know how to talk to you.
Me: Erm. Ok. Why’s that?
Girl: It’s not that you’re difficult to talk to, just that you’re weird to talk to.
Me: [Grabbing my post-its] Do you mind if I take notes on this?
Girl: See what I mean?
Girl: And you always answer with a question.
Me: Do I?
Girl: Sometimes, I ask a serious question and you just look at me for a bit, then walk away. Or sometimes, I ask a simple question and you answer with an essay.
Me: [Blinking] Would you write me a reference?