Breakthrough Award: Best in Reading


Try your hand at ROASTING — and use humor to show us how. 

Upon his entrance every class, we assume a laidback personality, saying to ourselves, “Again, the lecturer is here. I wonder how many slides he would be reading for us today.” What’s unique is that he doesn’t read aloud. He speaks in a calm manner, like a priest explaining the homily right after reading the Gospel. Oh! I forgot to inform you. He spent his college life in the seminary, but he’s teaching economics. He always tries to relate Economics to Religion. Though it may seem unimaginable, he manages to do that. After our Economics class with him, we only have a one-hour break and Finance (the most dreadful subject) takes place. Sir Gab feels our sentiments, without us saying anything to him. It’s much more than a coincidence that whenever we would be having a quiz in Finance, Sir Gab doesn’t meet with us. It is as if God whispers to his ears, “Gabriel, forego your class with them. Let them study Finance or else they can’t go on with the Accountancy program if ever they would fail. Anyways, you are still compensated.”

Let’s go back to his expertise—reading. Other teachers would hold recitations in the form of letting the students read the slides projected on the white board. How strenuous it is to the students’ vocal chords! But Sir Ciron is a considerate one .He sacrifices straining his own voice just to finish reading a 54-slide power point presentation for the students to learn the lesson he seeks to instill. Most probably, when he was in Grade School, he must have bagged the Best in Reading Award for 6 consecutive years. Good thing! He applies in his profession what he has learned when he was little. Indeed, Proverbs 22:6 holds true: “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” The BIBLE also provides: “Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near.

Sir Gab, forgive us, most of the time, for not listening to your discussions. But continue speaking although we are making noise. We forgot to tell you, “We always talk with each other when we’re paying attention.”

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Snark Bombs, Away!.”

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