Lalas already annoy me as it is. It does not help when I have to see them twice a week, every week, every month. How is this possible? My student!! *aarrggh*
There's an essay I taught which dealt with learning proverbs. They each had to choose one. This particular one, The Lala, chose "Every Garden Has Its Weeds". The conversation went something along these lines:
Me: So this proverb simply means that nothing is perfect. No matter how beautiful a garden is, there will always be weeds growing on it somewhere. It's not perfect.
Her: But you said it's a garden wor. How can it mean nothing is perfect.
Me: It's a metaphor. If I say I swim like a fish, you wouldn't think I'm a fish right?
Her: Yeah hor. So how come you use garden?
Me: It's a metaphor. *groans* The "garden" could be any object, person, or animal. The "weeds" are the faults of this object, person, or animal.
Her: But you said garden. People are not garden.
You can just imagine how I was feeling. *grr* To make it worse, the whole time she was doing that puffy cheek thing that Lalas in general love to do. *double grr*
So we got onto the writing. She passes up her work and it was about her computer. Alright fine, nothing is perfect about her computer. Then I read more and got really ticked off. I like a neat format of 3 points of what you like, and 3 things of what you don't like (garden and weeds). What does she like to do with her computer?
LOOK FOR CUTE PICTURES.
*triple grr* I'm going to blow a vein now. Lalas are not only shallow, their imagination is about as creative as a sheet of glass. Thin, brittle, and in all likelihood about to break. The things she hates about her computer?
MY COMPUTER SO SLOW HAVE TO WAIT ONE.
MY COMPUTER NOT FAST ENOUGH.
MY COMPUTER A BIT LAGGING.
They're all the same!! All the freaking same!! *quadruple grr*
But then, patience is a virtue. I did not blow my top, even though I came very close to hitting the coronary. At least I hope she's learning something, those most of the time she's paying more attention to her nails than nouns. *sigh*
Lalas. Shoot 'em all.