This week I had a very funny international school teacher moment. Most of the time, the kids just feel like kids, regardless of where they are from, but this time, I felt a cultural divide.
A friend and colleague of mine got a puppy last weekend. Because sixth graders love all things cute, I thought they would enjoy seeing a picture of Bibi, the super adorable, 8-week old, Jack Russell.
"OMG that is sooooooo cute!"
....and off to my left, one of my Korean students who is new this year to our school says....
YUM? I looked at her and said, "REALLY? YUM?"
She responded, "Yum! Soup!"
This is where my cultural sensitivity that I feel has been heightened as an international school teacher flew straight out the window. I just started laughing.
She went on to explain that her mom always has to remind her in Germany that dogs are not food. GET OUT OF TOWN! I just couldn't stop laughing.
I know that around the world people eat different types and parts of animals. But, I just cannot abide eating dogs. To each his own though.
That whole discussion just reminded me of this scene from Pulp Fiction.