You know that saying, “there’s no such thing as a stupid question?” As it turns out, there is.

The following conversation took place this afternoon in one of my classes in the middle of a debate over whether or not it was fair to ban peanut butter in grammar schools because of other students with peanut allergies (clearly we were on topic in my class…which is not social studies, or english or any course you should be having debates).

Student: “But it’s not fair. What if I was allergic to ham or turkey?”

Me: “I don’t think that those kind of allergies are as common or as severe, but since you’re not, then it doesn’t really matter, does it?”

Student: “Whatever. What is turkey even made out of anyway?”

Me: …

Student: “I mean, you know, ham is from pigs and steak is from cows, where does turkey meat come from?”

That, my friends, is the future of America.

10 Responses to “Inquiry”

  • Wonderful World of Weiners:

    WOW – I’m speechless. Of course, I wish you had totally f-ed with him and told him turkey comes from really old chickens!



  • Flea:

    Doesn’t turkey come from somewhere in the middle east? :) WOW. That’s just – that’s just WRONG.


  • Nola:

    Maybe this student’s turkey comes in a can? Like Spam? And she’s never heard of Thanksgiving? Were her initials TM? 😉


  • brneyedgal967:


    Well, not yours, of course – but the idiot who doesn’t know that Turkey comes from well, things that gobble.


  • invisibleglue:

    Thanks for the long thoughtful reply on my blog. Didn’t know where to write you back so am replying here.

    You have pins and needles now – as result of the surgery; or MS? I do worry about the local teaching hospital doing a LP; as they are not reknown for listening! Could anyone reading the MRI see the chiari or would I need to get a copy and send it to NY? Would it be better to just go to NY?

    Do you think the surgery was the best answer for you?


  • invisibleglue:

    now I find your email at the end of your comment. :-/ but was going to say; my daughter – also HEDS/possible chiari, is also a teacher.


  • kim-d:

    OY. That’s all I got as far as this one’s concerned…


  • Scarlett Wanna Be:

    I don’t even know how to respond…I’m shocked…just shocked!


  • Anonymous:

    time for a field trip to the farm, methinks

    Anna in IL


  • Ness:

    It is so scary that they walk among us…


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I'm Katie, a 30-year-old, wife, mom, former teacher-turned PT, who also had brain surgery in November of 2007. This blog chronicles my daily life, from mundane to crazy, often with far too much detail. Sit down, get comfortable and stay for a while.
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