So, this kid was hiding his phone under the table and texting while I was teaching.
Me: "Hey, you can stop texting your girlfriend, unless you want me to read the entire thing out loud to the class.."
Sheepish kid puts phone away.
About an hour later, I saw Sheepish boy with girlfriend in the parking lot. They were just walking together, but he snuck his arm around her shoulder. Ah HA! That's about as affectionate it gets around here, but I could tell he was a paranoid wreck. It had nothing to do with the eagle eyed study skills teacher eyeing them.
Don't get me wrong here. I am not in favor of teens dating, but some parents don't seem to mind it. I have conflicted emotions about what to do about the whole thing when it involves someone else's kids. The co-op says no dating. The parents seem to be O.K. with it. Conflicted emotions may explain what happened next.
So, Paranoid boy walks toward the building with girl.
Me to the girl: "So, did you get the text he sent you during study skills class?"
Girl: "No, I didn't"
Paranoid boy: "I did not text her!"
Me to the boy: "Does she know that you were texting another girl?"
They both laughed nervously.
See what I mean? Bad. very bad.