Tuesday, November 01, 2005

[Work] Cherry Boy

I had lunch with the 3rd-graders today (America=9th-graders). One of the students at my table was quite excited to practice his English with me, even though his ability was very limited. But he really tried.

Of course, eventually, the questions turned personal. He (and the crowd gathered around him) asked me if I was "cherry boy" (America=virgin).

Now, I was conflicted. A previous question had brought up my age, so I wanted to say to him "Are you serious? I'm 31! What do YOU think?"

On the other hand, I don't want to encourage promiscuous behavior in my students. So I wanted to say "Are you serious? I'm ONLY 31! Of COURSE I'm still cherry boy!"

Coincidentally, lunch ended right when I opened my mouth to answer. I was quite literally saved by the bell.

I wonder what I would have said....

Mom, if you're reading this, I just want you to know, OF COURSE I'm still a virgin. ^_^

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