"If I want to be a doctor that means going to school until I'm like 26, and then I only have *maybe* three years before I'm old and gross and broken down." -a 12 year old, on turning 30
"Can I throw this?" -a student, attempting to toss a Sharpie across the room
"So, how's your boyfriend?" -the most obvious fishing I've heard (I've shared little to no details about my personal life with my students)
"If I become an engineer, how many flat screen TVs do you think I could buy?" -a student with priorities for his career options
"I can do the splits!" -in answer to the question "What do you like to do outside of school?"
I have a feeling this will be a recurring series...