8 year-old cousin: I got 23 tickets! For good behavior.
Me: They’re still doing that? Teaching you guys things like “tooth fairies” and “good behavior?”
8 year-old cousin: Yeah.
I remember when I was in 2nd grade. It was supposed to be an awesome year of my life, but it was awful. The unsatisfactory box under conduct was checked on my report card! I was being discriminated against for having early-onset humor.
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The Tale of the Little Girl with Early-Onset Humor
The teacher with skin made of leather was teaching a lesson to her class. Bored was the Little Girl. Her attention landed on a white mechanical pencil that did not have an eraser end.
The Little Girl was sentenced to solitary confinement for the remainder of the school year (5 months). All because someone laughed out loud at her pencil-toilet joke.
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I believe the comment that was left under conduct was along the lines of, ‘Whitney is quite the chatterbox.’ Luckily, my English-as-a-second-language parents had no effing clue what that meant.
Here is a letter from my 8 year-old cousin's teacher who administers the Good Behavior Tickets.