“Tonight was the night I would become Rico Suave and make my move. As the lights dim and the cheesy 90′s romantic comedy hits its pace, I turn to Chandra and look her deeply in the eyes. My heart is pounding. My mind is racing. And in that moment, I ask her the question I think will be a relationship game changer. “So . . . do you want to make out or something?”” And *that* is why that question is a complete turnoff.
The following is adapted from a 2014 National Honor Society induction speech I was asked to give to the students of Plainwell High School. Read on ’til the end for a personal challenge.
There’s a saying in education: “There’s no such thing as a stupid question.” Have you heard this before? I think the intention is to encourage students to ask questions or something, but that saying is a lie. There IS such a thing as a stupid question. My spanish teacher can speak to this well.
Enter: Señora S. Señora had to put up with me for a full year of Spanish . . . well actually a full-ish year since I spent most of it in the office. Something you should know about Señora S. is that she wore a fanny-pack. Every day. And, it became my life’s mission as a punk kid to find out what…
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