A Canadian writer teaches English and finds out what it's like to be a foreigner.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Post-(t)its

Coming back after the long New Year's weekend, the kids were especially cranked— full of balloon juice, as my High School Math teacher once said.

After some ribald claims from Paul in the first class of the day—"Teacher! I invented the pee hole! Don't you believe me!?"— I didn't think things could get much more manic in the early afternoon. That was, of course, before Joey and the usually shy Peter started marching through the hall, wearing yellow post-its on their chests with circular breasts drawn on them, chanting: "Breast Men! Breast Men! Breast Men!" with each left-right step.

They were somehow struck with the word "breast" over the weekend (I can't imagine it would lay dormant in them for this long...) and it may prove to be the end of concentration as I know it... which is as a sad memory.

Apparently not satisfied with the plebeian side of breast citizenship, the two— now joined by mop-haired Minwoo— proclaimed themselves the "3 Breast Kings," and established perhaps the world's first three tier Mammary Monarchy.

Joesph, out of all of them, was visibly distressed by this gender-bending breast parade. He was whining and scrunching up his face like the endearing doofus he is. "Teacher! Nooo!" he wailed, "I am not breast man... I am... ARSE MAN!"

I seriously created a monster with that arse remark. If Joey, Peter and Minwoo are the 3 Breast Kings, does that make Joseph an Arse-Duke? I'm not too savvy with the Anatomical Gentry.

I wonder how you say "too much information" in Korean...

1 comment:

Shane Patenaude said...

Finally they have begun harnessing the awesome humour that are boobs. I suppose with the new year comes fantastic new revelations of anatomy and comic potential.

This whole thing will run its course though. I mean, there are only so many body parts worth laughing about...right?