Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sign of the Time


This was on a board at a junior high (called a collège) /high school in the Paris area...

It says, "REMEMBER, cell phones, I-pods, MP3s, MP4s and other Blackberry(s) are not allowed.

TO KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS, PROVIDE YOURSELF WITH A WATCH."

("And underneath all that,  Plan to arrive a quarter of an hour BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF EACH EXAMINATION.")

Personally, I think looking at our wrists to show that we want to know the time is a gesture that'll soon disappear as we more and more often look at some other electronic device to check the time...

I think these items were only disallowed specifically during testing. I know of other junior highs and high schools in France where all of the above are allowed.

P.S. Did you catch the double meaning in my headline?

No comments:

Post a Comment