I was standing in front of the class. Science period and teaching a class of 9-year old kids is an easy but not a simple task.
Semua mata-mata memandang aku, dengan senyap. They know if they make any noise, disaster would strike and they don't want that. Especially from me.
You see, in my class, I am god to them.
It was a short lesson, taught them about soil and stuff. And I said to them:
"Tomorrow, I want all of you to bring soil sample in small water bottles, make sure the bottles are half full and the soil you bring has to be as dark as possible".
Tiba-tiba ada seorang budak kecil di belakang, mengangkat tangan dan tanya dalam keadaan bingung:
"Teacher, where can I find that kind of soil?", sambil menggaru kepala.
This boy is asking his 'class god' a stupid question. Tapi dia dimaafkan sebab baru 9 tahun, kalau tak, he is going straight to hell.
Jadi aku kata: "Try the field, garden or your mom's lawn. If you still can't find the soil, scrape if off your arse if you have to".
And you know how kids react when it comes to weird statements and suggestion. Ya, semua tercengang dalam keadaan enigma.
While they are dying a little inside, I was laughing my ass off deep inside.
Who says it's no fun being a teacher? I had my fun part obviously.