Monday, April 19, 2010

Conversation Of The Day

Pupil S: Sir, who's the better singer - Stephen Gately (RIP) or Justin Bieber?
Me: Gately.
Pupil S: Yay!
Pupil E: Boo.
Me: Of course Bieber's only 16[1] so he may improve yet.
Pupil S: Boo!
Pupil E: Yay!
Pupil S: His voice hasn't even broken yet.

I'd be happier about being down with the kids if it weren't for the fact that it seems to be more about me having an encyclopedic knowledge of various boyband/teen heartthrobs currently discussed in Year 8.

Also if you're ever in a minibus filled with 12 year old girls, try and avoid radio stations which mention Justin Bieber as having a high pitched chorus of "Justin Bieber! Justin Bieber!" is not a pleasant way to start the day.

[1] I nearly said "Of course Bieber's still alive, which gives him an advantage," but saying this to a 13 year old girl wearing a "Stephen Gately 1976-2009" bracelet is a little untactful.
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