Mr. Lighter- Hey, so how was your dad’s wedding?
Student- It was okay.
Mr. Lighter- Just okay?
Student- The food sucked. You know Alexia at the high school? She’s my stepsister now, and she was running around dancing and screaming the whole time. She sucked worse than the food.
Mr. Lighter- Ouch.
Student- But it was cool, because when I got home the next day, my stepdad took me fishing and we caught a sturgeon.
Mr. Lighter- Oh yeah? That’s awesome, sturgeon are massive! My friend caught a delicious bass this summer. Your stepdad’s cool, right?
Student- You know Mr. Lighter, to be honest, sometimes I like my stepdad more than my real dad.
Mr. Lighter- Hey man, I get it. I know things get a little crazy at your dad’s sometimes, and now there’s all this change with new family and a new house, so of course you’re going to like the place that stays the same and you know the score. It’s okay to feel that way.
Mr. Lighter- You like your stepmom?
(Student sticks finger down throat and gags.)