The other day, my daughter got a warning at school - for talking back to the teacher. This is very unlike her, she is normally very polite and respectful. We insist on it.
It went like this.
She had a cookery class, doing scones. Her teacher has a reputation for timing the session badly and to make up time she goes around turning up the heat on the cookers. Result? Food comes out burnt and/or uncooked in the middle. Hardly an encouraging result for the kids and certainly not something the should think is good practice in the kitchen!
Anyway, towards the end of the lesson around comes the teacher cranking up the heat. As soon as she has gone my daughter turns hers down again. A few minutes later the teacher returns and asks why the heat is still down.
"Because I don't want to burn my scones".
"Turn it up, they won't burn".
"They always do".
"No they don't".
"Yes they do. It happened to my cousins".
"Well it did happen once".
"And a lot of my brother's friends".
It was at this point that she got the warning for talking back. A touchy subject perhaps?
At the end of the lesson, all of the finished scones were put on display. Many were burnt in places or at least too dark to look appealing. Then the teacher pointed to one, declaring that it was easily the best one.
"Whose is this one?"
Can you guess who had the satisfaction of raising her hand?