The Ambition of Millenials Part 2

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There's a story in Toasted Fiction: A Collection of Very Short Stories (That Nobody Asked For) that tells the tale of a teacher's struggles trying to inspire her pupils future ambitions....and failing. 

That's too rich a well not to revisit. So here's part two. And if you want more like this or to read part one? There are a ton in the chapter from the book called The Overthinkers Guide (To Living & Loving In The 21st Century) which is available to buy now, link at the bottom of the page.

Enjoy.

-- C.P.

The Ambition Of Millenials Part 2

TEACHER STANDS AT THE FRONT OF THE CLASS.

TEACHER: So kids, today, I want to talk about the future.

KID 1: Like spaceships n that?

TEACHER: No, not spaceships n that. Your future.

KID 2: Can you predict our futures Miss?

TEACHER: No. No I can’t.

KID 1: Can you read palms Miss?

KID 2: Tarot cards?

KID 1: Teabags?

KID 2: It’s tea leaves.

KID 1: Whatever.

TEACHER: NO! I can do none of those things. Your future, your ambitions. Your jobs. What are your dreams for the future?

TEACHER IS LOST IN THE POETRY AND THE ROMANCE.

KID 1 PUTS UP THERE HAND.

TEACHER: Yes? You have a dream for the future?

KID 1: Aye Miss. I want to get one of those mad wee blue tick things on my twitter account to make me look like a mad celebrity.

TEACHER: That’s not really what I mea--yes?

KID 2 PUTS THEIR HANDS ARE UP NOW.

KID 2: I have a better one than that.

TEACHER: Good. It’s nice to hear some of you have proper ambitions and not just--

KID 2: I want to be on Celebrity Big Brother.

TEACHER’S FACE FALLS AND SHE PUTS HER HEAD ON THE DESK.

Chris Patrick