April 2, 2009

I can't believe he said that!

So, I was walking towards my classroom this afternoon and saw a former student in the hallway outside his reading classroom. I asked him why he was in the hall. His response:

"I don't like reading. Reading's for rich folks"

I literally got a twinge down my spine from not only his hatred for reading but the horrible grammar!

I really hope he was joking around. I doubt it though.


  1. Then I must be uber-rich, because I really like reading.

    I guess should go ahead and buy that Porsche.

  2. I, too, hope he was joking. But what's wrong with grammar in his sentence?

  3. Seriously, I'd like to know...

  4. The way I wrote it was fine. You had to hear him say it. He said readin' not reading and don't not. I have a bad habit of fixing the grammar out of habit.

  5. Oh, I see!
    Thanks for explaining that. I was confused since I couldn't find anything wrong with it - and I'm supposed to know these things.


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