Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Unintentional tape manipulations

Today my class did a lab exercise to learn about probabilities and genetics. Part of the lab activity told them to tape a few colored disks together to simulate the way gametes fuse during fertilization. I brought tape with me to class, but forgot to put it out for the students to use. It wasn't really necessary, and most of the students finished the exercise without it, but one girl really started complaining about my "lack of preparedness."

Her: How are we supposed to finish this if you didn't even bring tape?

Me: I brought tape. It's in my bag. You don't really need it, but I'll go get you some if you want.

Her: I do.

I went and got a roll of tape out of my bag, and tossed it to her lab partner.

Me: Here you go. And while you're at it, why don't you go ahead and use that to tape her mouth shut too?

10 comments:

Shelly Rayedeane said...

*raises hand*

I'm guilty of manipulating probabilities. It's not my fault I'm psychic and I'm always at the right place at the right time.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Gypsy said...

For goodness sake...there is always one who has to be a whiner.

Dee Ice Hole said...

GUTSY STATEMENT!!!

TROLL Y2K said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Boxer said...

you are my hero for telling her that.

Happy Thanksgiving!

2 Dollar Productions said...

Did you really say that out loud? Because I would have been thinking it too. Ha. Happy Thanksgiving Minnow.

Native Minnow said...

Yeah, I said it out loud. You should have seen the shocked look on her face. Priceless.

girl with no name said...

there goes a good teacher evaluation from her :)

elbee said...

Sounds like something my lab partner would have said.

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