Here’s how it went down for me today at my high school.
Scene: My homeroom is watching Barack Obama deliver his Inauguration address
Obama:… For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus — and non-believers.
Entire class: MEHTA!!!!!!
It took me a second to calm them all down.
I also had a colleague ask me later if I was ok with… “the thing.”
Then he made the spectacles, testicles, watch and wallet motion.
I told him the prayers weren’t too bad. Unnecessary and wrong, yes, but still not as bad as I thought it could’ve been.