Grade school diversions

Posted By on October 7, 2010

    Wasting ink.

  • Furiously scribbling a pen onto paper to the point that the page wets and tears.
  • Filling in lowercase a’s, b’s, d’s, e’s, g’s, o’s, p’s, q’s; uppercase A’s, B’s, D’s, O’s, P’s, Q’s, R’s; 0’s, 4’s, 6’s, 8’s, 9’s; and ampersands.
  • Tracing the grooves in one’s shoes with a pen or pencil.
  • Pouring glue onto one’s desk, waiting for it to dry, then peeling it off.
  • Making spiral teepees out of pencil sharpenings.
  • Clicking the pencil lead all the way out then surgically reinserting it through the tip.
  • Reverberating the metal basket beneath one’s seat with spit-covered fingers.
  • Paper footballs.
  • Attempting to open three-ringed binders by depressing only one hinge.
  • Peeling torn edge from perforated spiral paper.
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  • Disassembling and reassembling pens.
  • Tracing the red margin line.
  • Drawing that S thing.

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One Response to “Grade school diversions”

  1. pero says:

    … and they don’t think that kids are staying focused in school!

    (I did much of those things myself, but I also had a notebook full of “X-winged Fighters and “Tie-Fighters, that my friends would pass back and forth. We drew them in and then drew lines to “shoot” one another. It didn’t matter that lasers don’t follow crazy curved or often “U-turn” paths).

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