Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Bleeding Heart Syndrome

During sixth period, I was on the verge of class-suspending a student, Brydan, due to his nonstop chatter, but he did such a wonderful job of begging and imploring me that I let him off the hook with a time-out (yes, I do realize that I was totally and utterly suckered). I told Brydan that during his time-out, he was to write me an apology letter for his behavior. The following is a word-for-word transcription of his letter:
Dear Mrs. P.,

Thank you for giving me this last and final chance to prove and show how well-behaved I am. I think your deathly case of bleeding-heart syndrome is very kind and forgiving, they should have that going around instead of the Swine Flu. Also, I think you have given me more chances than I deserve and I promise on everything that is good in this world I will show that I can and will do better. Plus, I will seperate myself from a situation that will cause me to talk. I haven't told Mick about talking in class at the time I write this, but the first time I see him I will. I will try to make it so the words "Brydan, one more warning" won't ever have to come out of your mouth.  Also, if you need help with anything, just ask.

Your Remorseful Student,
Brydan
Damn I hate it when students steal the sting out of my bite.