By Mr. R
One of my students got up from his desk right in the middle of a math test and started walking towards the front of the room. I want my class to develop good test taking skills in preparation for the upcoming DBA and walking around during a test is not one of them, especially for other students.
“Matthew, where are you going?” I asked him.
“I’m going to the front of the room,” he answered, as if I should have known.
“Why are you going to the front of the room?” I inquired.
“To blow my nose,” he said, very matter-of-factly.
“Sit down and blow your nose,” I commanded.
I found out later that he had to blow his nose, and as soon as he finished the job he wanted to be by the trash can to throw away the tissue. This makes sense. You don’t have to carry the tissue very far because you are right by the trash can, and you can be in front of everyone so they can observe your technique and style of blowing mucus into a tissue.
Blowing your nose sitting down means that you now have to stand up holding fully loaded tissue con muchos mocos, and then walk around with it dangling from your hand like a maggot-infested possum’s body part until you finally reach the trash can. That definitely is not as cool as this fellow’s strategy.
But what he said made me think, “Huh?” During the DBA no one will be allowed to get up and throw away un tejido con mocos. Just sit there with it on your desk until the test is over.