Let me explain the essence of my students:
If a Monster energy drink became a human? Yeah. They're like that.
It was yesterday during lunch when it struck me that I was teaching humanized sugar and caffeine. After this rather duh realization, one of my students came in chugging a Redbull. He then perched on his chair and announced, "I could, like, totally do an ironman right now. That's how I feel! I really think I could just go do one like right now."
And then another student came in sniffing a piece of gum. As he plopped into his desk he yelled (everything's a yell. Why is that?), "This smells like a freshly baked apple pie in my nose!" The in my nose was staccato. He then shoved a piece in his mouth and continued, "Ooooh my gosh. Oh. If the next bite is this good- Oh! APPLE PIE IN MY MOUTH HOLE."
Cue: me, at desk, shaking head.
These little people tire me out. But oh what I wouldn't give for a small portion of their energy. Or, better yet, what I wouldn't give for them to direct their energy at English-related projects... [This is the part where, if you were my students, you'd shake your head and be like, "Oh Mrs. Gull..." and make me feel really old and quintessentially unhip.]