As the scene the following parts will be played by:
Me: phhhst, 10th grade English teacher
MSHT: Male student who is having a hard time paying attention
GCP: General Class Population
FSMU: Female student who hopes to get the education she needs to move to the mainland and go to a University.
Me: May I please have your attention focused over here to the dry erase board. It’s the last week of the quarter and you have an exam and a writing project. Let’s go over the due dates and after school tutoring hours.
MSHT (to female student to his left): blah blah blah yada yada yada
Me (according to PC code of not singling out a student and causing needless embarrassment): Excuse me, can everyone FOCUS THIS WAY. We don’t have time for fooling around. As soon as I’m confidant you all know what to do, you have the rest of the class to get it done.
MSHT (to male student on his right): blah blah blah yada yada yada
Me staring at the back of MSHT’s head and waiting for him to notice.
GCP (in both whispers and hisses): she’s waiting for you to pay attention.
MSHT turns and smiles
Me: OK now, everyone…
MSHT turns in seat to say something to the student behind him.
Me: DUUUDE. Seriously.
MSHT (baffled): Did you just call me dude?
Me: Can we go on now?
MSHT: You called me dude. That’s weird. That’s like a word I’d use.
Me: My generation made the word dude popular. And I think it actually originated in Southern California, where I’m originally from. Technically, every time you use the word “dude” you are supposed to pay me a dollar.
FSMU: Oh. My. God. Seriously.