Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Lesson in Geography

I almost forgot the best thing that happened yesterday. You might want to set your coffee down for this one.

In school yesterday we were discussing the concept of meridian lines & baselines, as established by Thomas Jefferson. It's kind of a long discussion, there are a lot of new people in the class, and it's not the most invigorating subject. So, I kind of get why this gal must not have been paying as much attention as perhaps she should have. However, sometimes it's just better to sit quietly and observe.

Teacher: So, in the 1770s what mode of transportation would Jefferson have used if he wanted to travel from the colonies to London?
Gal in the back, loudly: Horse!
Raucous laughter erupts.
Gal in the back, less loudly: Wagon?
More raucous laughter.

Yeah, sometimes it's better to just sit back and take notes.


K-Mom said...

Hee! Hee! How embarrassing!