This is a fun story, if you get past the bit where I lost a dollar.
Our science teacher is infamous for telling the worst Dad-jokes ever. Like, audible-groaning-eye-rolling-sigh-of-irritation Dad-jokes.
So, naturally, we decided to bet on it.
There were six of us. We each put in a dollar.
We’d start the timer at a random time, so our teacher couldn’t rig it. When he told a Dad-joke, we’d stop the timer, and the person who guessed closest to that time would win.
We placed our bets. The smallest guess, 1 minute. The longest, 7.
At 12pm sharp, the time started. Two timers on two separate phones, to make sure it was fair. We were all very invested.
We stared at our teacher. We waited.
And then: “Can you go to the bathroom? Well, there isn’t any time for a bath right now, the lesson’s almost over.”
We all screamed and laughed. The timers were stopped.
1 minute, 9 seconds.
The boy sitting in front of me, with the guess of 1 minute, took my dollar.
I haven’t forgiven my teacher.