Leave it to a cheerleader to say the latest zany thing to come out of young person’s unwitting mouth. But before I share this one with you I would like to say in her defense that she is a really great kid.
Most of the students had filed out of second period today and she was turning in a few late assignments. Since we are practically to the end of the year, most classes have turned in their textbooks. She picks up her backpack to leave and notices how light it is and as serious as can be leaves me with this gem:
“Mr. Ferkin, my backpack feels really empty now that there is nothing in it.”