2551. Chemistry! Yawn!

Mr. Thomas Bonnington had the reputation of being the most boring teacher in the school – and he knew it. He taught Chemistry. You knew that the pupils who were yawning in his class were the few who weren’t asleep.

It came as a great relief to the class – and to Mr. Bonnington – when Sebastian Wyatt put his hand up in the air and asked, “What is the most efficient and undetectable chemical to use in a murder?”

The class woke up. Mr. Thomas Bonnington was pleased that at last someone had expressed an interest in Chemistry. In fact, he spent the whole class on it in considerable detail. He’d almost forgotten what it was like to teach a class that was alert. May he rest in peace.


12 thoughts on “2551. Chemistry! Yawn!

  1. Sarah Angleton

    I had a chemistry teacher in high school who kept a squirt bottle of clear liquid on his desk. He told us that if we fell asleep in his class, he would squirt us, and that it was possible that the bottle contained water.

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      1. Sarah Angleton

        I bet he had some interesting stories! I don’t think I ever did fall asleep in chemistry class, though I did end up repeating the course the next year after that teacher retired and I did much better. I guess I couldn’t have been all that attentive.

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        1. Bruce Goodman Post author

          My Chemistry teacher was pretty boring and dictated a lot of notes. We believed as 13 year olds, that he had pressed the button that set off the atomic bombs in Japan! This is true! The Geography teacher had killed a man in the boxing ring, and the Math teacher had flown his entire squadron into a German bridge – which was why he walked with a limp!

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