After one of my seniors finished their final:
J: M is out of jail now.
Mr. C: When did M go to jail?
J: M went to jail for kidnapping a dude for a hundred dollars. Remember when we were talking about it at lunch?
Mr. C: Oh you were serious?
J: He’s out of jail now, his girlfriend bonded him out.
Mr. C: What was his bail?
J: $105. She tried to get on facebook asking me “Can I have 50 dollars to get my boyfriend out of jail?”
Mr. C: Hmm.
A Junior discussing facebook drama:
P: I just said something on facebook and this bitch tried to start something.
And I said “Bitch if you don’t like what I say don’t be my friend.”
“Bitch I will delete you for you.”
On the last day before the break, I asked the students about their holiday plans.
Mr. C: Are you going anywhere for Christmas?
D: I don’t know, I just hope I get the things on my list.
Mr. C: What is on your list?
D: ipad 4, xbox 360, game for my Wii, Hip Hop Dance Central, and a cell phone.
Mr. C: That is a lot of stuff!
D: I know, I really want a cell phone.
Mr. C: What kind?
D: Whatever one, as long as its not uh track phone.
Mr. C: I didn’t get a cell phone until I was in college, but then again they weren’t as popular as they are now.
D: Oh and I want umm… gauges. My momma takin’ me to get my gauges.
Mr. C: But your ears are not ready for gauges, that takes years.
D: Nah, I be gettin’ the gauges that make it look like I got gauges.
Mr. C: Well if you get gauges, you can’t go back, your ears will be changed.
D: I don’t want my ears to look nasty, I just want it to look like it.
Mr. C: What’s the point?
D: I don’t know, I just want them. I posted up on facebook the ones I wanted.
Mr. C: Well I guess I’ll see when you come back from the break.