Friday, April 10, 2015

Vowels Are Important

David, as a high school senior, is taking his courses at the local community college this year. This is a fine arrangement for me (Yay! I don't have to make him do schoolwork) and also for him (ditto). And, considering that there is a campus shuttle bus that leaves from the train station near our house, I am one happy homeschooling mama with this set-up.

So! Last night David told me he needed to be at the station a couple of hours earlier than usual.

"Sure!" I said. "Why?"

"I'm volunteering for a couple of hours in the meth lab at school," he said.

Meth lab?

NOT what we're sending him to college for


Seeing my puzzled look, David elaborated, "If I do okay, they'll pay me to work there."

"Uh, what will you be doing, exactly?"

"Helping other students, I think..."

"At a METH lab?"

David looked startled. Then, "Oh, no, no - the MATH Lab. Students come for help with MATH."

Oh. Okay, then...







[Meth lab image: NY Daily News]








9 comments:

  1. Hey, when people ask me how I financed college, I tell them that I pushed drugs. Which I did-- on a cart, all around the hospital. (I had a part time job as a clerk in the hospital pharmacy!)

    And good for David, volunteering! (It will be a good prep for the rest of his life, which he will spend explaining math to the less-math-ept. Ask me how I know.)

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  2. Ha ha!

    This is great for your son. I am beginning to think that it would be okay for my son, a college student in the sciences, and as yet not employed in any paid job for any part of his life, to work in either a math lab or a meth lab.

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  3. Well, he would be on the fast track to a potentially high paying career, assuming he could figure out how to avoid the police!

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  4. Ah, MATH. That is a decision I'd endorse, too.

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  5. Hahaha! And kudos to him for volunteering. Some of us needed all the help we could get back when we were in meth....er, math class.

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    1. No kudos required - he is trying to get them to hire him. He wants MONEY.

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  6. See, if he'd just said Maths, he could have avoided the confusion.

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  7. I've been catching up after a week away and just saw on facebook that my 18yo nephew "liked" a marajuana page (it's legal in our state, for those over 21 years of age). So I totally understand the freaking out over a meth lab volunteer gig! Off to wonder why there isn't a frowny face I can put on someone else's "like"...

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