RE: NANFA-- Crawdad

Jay DeLong (
Sun, 27 Jan 2002 19:43:04 -0800

> I got into a big argument with my 5th grade teacher 40 years ago. because
> she didn't believe that they shed their skin. When a shell appeared in the
> tank holding the 2 specimens I had put in the classroom fishtank, she
> thought that one had eaten the other. I told her that one doubtless had
> escaped and the other shed its skin. I hated it when people thought they
> knew more about stuff like that than I did. I still do.
> I had a lot of problems in 5th grade.

I remember telling my teacher that contrary to what he said, spiders aren't
insects. 6th grade I think. Then there was the one that said that a way to
tell mammals from birds is that birds can fly. I said if that's true I've
got hairy birds with mammary glands flying around my street light at night
eating insects.

I don't envy teachers having to deal with little shits like I was.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

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