Shawn L. Bird

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anecdote-overheard in the classroom October 15, 2014

Filed under: anecdotes,Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:05 am
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“I know this guy

who chopped off all his fingers in a blender.”

What?  Was he intoxicated? drunk? high?


You’re kidding.  Why would he do that?

“Well, you know, he wanted to prove he could touch

the middle of the chopping part without getting hurt.”

But he couldn’t, apparently.

Shrug.  “I guess not.”


“Yeah. People from Calgary are stupid.”




Sometimes, I am very afraid for the youth of today.



25 Responses to “anecdote-overheard in the classroom”

  1. OH yes! But they are the same in my small town as well! WOW that is super funny and I was going to country boys tend to do some really goofy things too! 🙂

  2. kiwiskan Says:

    luckily, most of the stupid things we do don’t have such permanent results…

  3. Well, they call is as they see it, right? That’s why it’s our job as adults to help them develop proper perspective. 🙂

  4. R. Todd Says:

    My older brother, when he was about 5, stuck his hand in a blender and turned it on. My mother asked why he did it, and his only response was that he wanted to make a handshake. (end of the story, 120 stitches and 40 years later, he is a phenomenal artist using that hand, somehow he missed all the important stuff.)

  5. SiriusOryon Says:

    ROTF LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. kedavis99 Says:

    OMG I’m not sure if I’m more terrified that this happened or that I’m not surprised this happened. smh, these are the times I worry about who will be running the world when I’m old and grey.

    • My consolation is that we have some brilliant, talented, and very intelligent grade 12 students.

      I suspect that those with this kind of incredibly low survival instincts will check themselves out of the gene pool relatively quickly. The smart ones will stick around.

  7. Laine Jensen Says:

    Hi Shawn – Just wanted you to know that I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. There is a special tab on my blog for it. I don’t know if you do these or not (my first, probably last time) but I have a link there that will bring readers to your blog.

  8. redjim99 Says:

    I wonder about the learning curve there…

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