Tuesday morning at Coca Cola Middle School in Montgomery, Alabama was exactly like all other Tuesdays. The busses dropped students off, the teachers shuffled to their classrooms, and the principal ate his yogurt in public. However, for Mr. Andrews’ 3rd period history class, there was a bit of a diversion from the normal lesson plan. Andrews’ class, upon hearing their teacher utter the word “meatballs”, recklessly snickered for a good 8 seconds. And that was only the beginning.
The context of Mr. Andrews’ mentioning of the word “meatballs” is still unclear, although some students, speaking on the condition of anonymity, commented that Mr. Andrews was trying to make a joke about what Christopher Columbus ate for lunch before discovering America.
Mr. Andrews was trying to make a joke about what Christopher Columbus ate for lunch before discovering America.
Once Mr. Andrews said “meatballs”, three students began to snicker, which inspired a few more, before the whole class was putting their faces in their hands. The situation was under control aside from one student, who has a reputation for purposely running into electric fences. This particular student began laughing uncontrollably albeit the silent kind of laughter where you don’t want to get caught, so you just let yourself laugh until you get the hiccups.
Mr. Andrews, who’s been teaching at CCMS for almost 17 years, never lost control of his lesson and got the class back on track. As for the student who couldn’t stop laughing–his parents have been notified that he couldn’t stop laughing at the word “meatballs”.