Piece 2

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic
Just some thoughts on a science class, and a few of it's peculiar happenings.

Submitted: March 30, 2008

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It must be quite awkward sitting next to your crush of almost five years and your newly minted boyfriend of a week while your science teacher talks about sexual reproduction. Either way it’s a lose-lose situation, because if you just sit there and pay attention quietly, everyone will assume you’re actually interested in the topic, and thus, you will be labeled a pervert. You’re really no better off sitting there and fidgeting awkwardly, because then everyone will deduct that the reason you’re fidgeting is because you are thinking of uncomfortable things, and once again you will be labeled a pervert. Katie, the poor lass in this situation came up with a wildly brilliant plan to avoid this all, by taking out a blank sheet of paper and filling it with mindless girly doodles until the oblivious teacher moved on from the topic of doom. Sean, the poor boyfriend in this situation, just glanced at Katie’s doodles occasionally and paid a bit of attention to the teacher, all the while hoping, like Katie, that the subject would be changed. Now, the awkwardness was actually quite loud and obvious, like a white noise turned up way too loud, and I was tempted to pass Katie a note expressing my sympathy. But, because the rows of desks were placed devilishly far apart, scooting back my chair would be slightly obvious, don’t you think? I could always pull the one where you wrap up the message in a pen and “let her borrow it”, but we weren’t actually taking notes, so that would backfire. Faced with a whole fifty-five minutes of uninterrupted thinking time (What else was I supposed to do, pay attention?), I let my mind wander in circles. Eventually, I came to the conclusion that it was much better for Katie and Sean to be sitting together awkwardly, then not being together at all. This was silently agreed upon by the duo, but because we had no way of verifying this without actually making noise, we left this agreement to travel the airways of quietness and imagination. Having already explored this and other conundrums of life, I took a break from thinking, and entertained myself by writing about how awkward it must be to sit next to your crush of almost five years and your newly minted boyfriend of a week while your science teacher talks about sexual reproduction.


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