*(This conversation happens in my seventh-grade science class.)*

**Teacher:** “The sky has no limit, therefore it is impossible to see the end of it.”

**Classmate:** “That’s not true! I’ve seen the end of the sky!”

**Teacher:** “No you haven’t, because it’s physically impossible.”

**Classmate:** “Yes, I have!”

**Teacher:** “Oh, really? So if I called your mom right now and told her that you saw the end of the sky, what do you think she would say?”

**Classmate:** “Probably something along the lines of, ‘Why the h*** are you calling me at work for that?’”

*(I rather impressively snapped my arm in half in gym class, so badly that it looked like I had an extra elbow. It looked incredibly scary and ended up being the talk of the school, but it was a clean break and the hospital was able to fix it perfectly. I was in a cast for the next few months, during which this happens:)*

**Math Teacher:** “Every year I talk about a stick for this question, but given recent events… If you broke [My Name]’s arm into three randomly-sized pieces, what is the probability that they can form a triangle?”

*(We are learning how to find out if a number Is divisible by another number. For instance, if a number is even, it is divisible by two. In this particular instance, we are learning the trick for 3’s. If a number’s digits add up to a number divisible by 3, then it too is divisible by three. For instance, 225. 2+2+5=9 and 9/3=3. Therefore, the following happens.)*

**Teacher:** “To remember the trick for threes, just remember: threesome! Threesome! Threesome!”

*(Of course, nobody understood the implication at the time, but I still wonder if she was doing it intentionally or just out of naïveté.)*

*(I overheard this little gem while manning a booth in the student union.)*

**Student:** “Stats isn’t math. It’s like, not math.”

**Teacher:** “Who can tell me what 36 divided by 2 is?”

**My Thought Process:** “Well, twelve times 2 is 24, that leaves another twelve, which is equal to 6 times 2, so 36 divided by 2 is equal to twelve and six, and six is half of twelve…”

**Me:** “Twelve and a half!”

*(I was actually confused for a moment when the teacher said that was wrong, but then another kid said 18 and I realized you had to ADD them. Cue the internal facepalm.)*