At first I didn't think she was serious!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by thechickenchick, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Dh and I met some friends at the lake last week. I thought the men might like my pickled eggs. I make them spicy and figured it may be fun to share them with friends. I brought the one wife a dozen fresh eggs because she always says how much she loves them. She knows she gets a free dozen every time I visit. She is always excited and grateful. Her daughter- in- law however...

    I put the jar on the table and she asked if those were made from my eggs. Yes I told her, of course! Well then how do you know there isn't a chick inside it?! I was dumbfounded at first, then I said well I collect them right away. "Oh so you collect them before the rooster gets a chance to fertilize them?" [​IMG]

    She is a school teacher and has hatched eggs in her class room. After I gathered my thoughts(and took my jaw off the floor [​IMG]) I explained that they were fertilized before they were laid and that in order to develop they had to be held at a certian temp for a certian period of time. "Well I know, I hatch them in my class" [​IMG]

    Oh my!!!! That reminds me of the teacher that told my DS that a Rooster is not a chicken!!
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2009
  2. wyo-helpmeet

    wyo-helpmeet Songster

    Apr 23, 2009
    West TN
    LOL... kinda like the milk in the store that doesn't come from cows..... [​IMG]
  3. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Quote:DUH! A rooster is NOT a chicken....It's dinner....
  4. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    If I told you it'll be worse before it gets better, will it make it ok? I just transferred some credits to start grad school (I'm also a teacher), and there was about 8 nursing students maybe 20ish who had no clue about human biology, much less chicken. Even very basic stuff like there's a time period in your cycle you're most likely to concieve (ovulation), not a clue at all. Sciences have been really dumbed down in the last decade or so in schools, and it's going to take time to recover.
  5. wohneli

    wohneli Songster

    Oct 6, 2008
    I had an elementary school teacher ask me if she could hatch eggs from the grocery store. She wasn't talking about the "fertile" ones that some places carry. I explained why not and then she asked me if she could hatch some from my chickens - after we got done discussing that I have no Rooster.
  6. wishin4chicken

    wishin4chicken Songster

    Jun 20, 2008
    Hayden Lake, Idaho
    Or the school teacher friend who couldn't figure out why her baking didn't turn out like mine. The gal didn't know how to measure ingredients!?

  7. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    Lessee, you're assuming that because she is a teacher, she has common sense, right?

    I dont want to offend the teachers here, but they as well as anyone know that the two don't always go hand in hand. Ill bet each of them can point to at least one colleague who doesn't have a clue.

    I know a woman who is a certified, bona-fide IQ buster and also happens to be a teacher. Yet, she's a paper lion. In the real world, she aint really all that sharp.

    It sounds like her emotions were getting the better of her thinking. Have patience with her, grasshopper... you have much wisdom to share.
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

  9. ChickensInTheNorthWoods

    ChickensInTheNorthWoods Songster

    May 4, 2009
    North East CT
    Just another reason that I am greatful my wife and I Home-School our children! [​IMG]
  10. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Crowing

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    I can't believe your all surprised. [​IMG]

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