Yesterday we found out that our school had eight National Merit Finalists in the class of 2015! I recognized most of the kids from class, math club, or academic team. But there was one name that stood out above all the rest because she was a top-performer in my PreCalc class last year, and I am lucky enough to have her in Calc AB this year. I saw her walking down the hallway before school started, and I motioned her into my room. I scrabbled for the test she had taken yesterday (and aced) and said I need to congratulate her on two achievements! She gave me a big hug and said she was so glad to be in my class again.
Boy: I just got a text from my mom.
Girl: How do you know?
Boy: I have a special vibrate for her.
Me: That’s kind of awesome.
Girl: Yeah, no joke.
Boy: What’s cool about it is it’s a heartbeat.
I found this simultaneously hysterical and adorable. It’s so…quintessential teenagery.
Girl (same one from earlier): Doesn’t what we’re doing just look so…SMART?