Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, over 2 years ago

    Holly, you’re just plain lazy! Think of all those hungry brain cells crying out for an education! Thinking about boys, boys, and boys will get you Nowhere in the world of tomorrow! ;)

  2. mischugenah

    mischugenah said, over 2 years ago

    I repeatedly got the same lecture through middle and high school. I didn’t actually start caring until I got to college with subjects I could choose and teachers that weren’t required to make sure everyone passes.

  3. DKendra

    DKendra said, over 2 years ago

    I got so I hated the word “Potential.” As in, “You’re smart. You have a lot of potential!” Usually followed by, “…if you’d just apply yourself.” Problem was, what was there for me to apply myself to? I was bored silly because I was an inveterate bookworm. Most of it I’d already read – or they’d taught the same info for the last three years and I had an excellent memory.

    In high school, I often skipped classes, showed up for tests, aced the tests – and went back to skipping classes. Kids took to calling me “Encyclopedia Di.”

    Potential. Bah, humbug!

  4. trekman58

    trekman58 said, over 2 years ago

    Let’s see, hormones, intelligence. Hormones, intelligence…
    Ah – it’s a toss up!

  5. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    Our middle kid was so bored in school that she actually flunked tenth grade by goofing off. Hubby and I reluctantly allowed her to drop out and go to the local Community College. Graduated with an AA – Dean’s List – when she would have been getting out of high school. I only wish my folks had let me do that.

  6. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, over 2 years ago

    “Perhaps I can find new ways to motivate them,” -D. Vader

  7. Zero-Gabriel

    Zero-Gabriel said, over 2 years ago

    @Dr Dave

    “Perhaps I can find new ways to motivate them,” -D. Vader

    If Darth Vader was a teacher, he won’t even need to use Fear or the Force…

  8. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, over 2 years ago


    Oh I wished had that issue. I be working something more important. My parents or mom does not have that gene. To her reading is a waste of time and effort but back when she was a child 70-80 years ago schools had HS boys teach and they were not teachers. Those were farming families. She now is almost 89. Even for me I notice issue with regular reading.

  9. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, over 2 years ago

    Holly you really need to get busy get that mind to absorb material show the teachers potential.

    My daughter went to school she wanted to learn but was held back. She gained more from community college then regular school. Son was not interested in school at all. He felt school work go away he did get transferred out. For me the mom I like learning and taking on-line classes now getting more expensive. I have learned a lot I finish next year.

  10. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 2 years ago

    What?? I have to work to get what I want? Ugh…

  11. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 2 years ago

    @Kab Buch

    Good luck with the rest of your studies, Kab!

    I know several really bright people who goofed off in school but made it through by acing their tests. A couple of them even did their homework but couldn’t bring themselves to turn it in. Later they were found to have ADD or (what was formerly known as) Asperger’s.

  12. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago

    Here the teacher is encouraging Holly to study more instead of heading for the weight room regularly and then going out for football. The teachers in my school were not eager to teach and were not inspiring. Hopefully Holly will appreciate the advice and listen.

  13. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago

    @Kab Buch

    My parents discouraged reading. They thought it was loafing. But I’m trying to make up for it now.

  14. janinabarnes

    janinabarnes said, over 2 years ago


    Smart kids often develop bad habits that way. Being smart is great. Being hardworking is far more important in life. Once you are in the habit of coasting through life, it becomes hard to switch into high gear and keep it there.

  15. locake

    locake said, over 2 years ago

    What has Holly ever done that would make her seem smart? I can’t think of anything.

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