Senior Speech - Arsh Chopra Senior Speech Is life fair? Not...

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Arsh Chopra Senior Speech Is life fair? Not a chance. Is it impossible? Definitely not. 4 th grade, when I was barely exposed to the world, I was taking a spelling a test. Unfortunately and annoyingly, the pencil that my teacher had given me was squeaking with every word I wrote. The boy in front of me thought it would be an excellent idea to tell me to stop making it squeak. As if I was doing it on purpose. Calmly, keeping my cool, I told him I could not help it. Like normal people, he accepted my answer and went back to his own test. Only moments later, my pencil was still squeaking and teacher felt the need to put her power to good use. Breaking the silence, she cried out, “Arsh! He already asked you nicely to stop it! Now I have to yell at you.” Taken aback, I had absolutely no idea what to do or what to respond with. Looking back on this matter, I can think of hundreds of things that I should have said to her. If only I had picked up sarcasm at this point. I could have really put it to good use. Looking back on this incident, it is still beyond me as to why a 4 th grade teacher felt the need to act as though such small things as a squeaking pencil were a huge deal. However, I got to thinking and realized that until these last two years, teachers in general
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2009 for the course ENGL 015 taught by Professor Stjean,shawnr during the Fall '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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