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    If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.
    - Oscar Wilde

    Thursday, July 22, 2010

    Apologize without Sincerity Share

    Had to send a kid to the discipline room today. All because he was unwilling to write today's day and date on the board.

    It wouldn't have mattered so much if he did not stomp the chair on the ground so hard, or slam the board duster so hard that the board rattled on impact, or send me the disgusted, hard expression my way.

    But it had to do it all. It was definitely the last straw.

    Instead of apologizing sincerely after being "interrogated" by the discipline teacher, he had to go say he did what he did because he wasn't in a mood, and when asked why he showed his anger, he had to say, "I have very little respect for teachers."

    Nevermind the school oath they recite everyday about always respecting the teacher.

    Even with his apologies, they were insincere. So I asked why can't he be sincere.

    "Cher, nda nemu kati ka ikhlas." (Cher, I don't know how to be sincere.)

    I had only one thing to say to him after all that -

    "Don't want to learn anything or respect your teachers, don't come to school and waste my frigging time and effort."


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