This article was originally published as part of the 2019 edition of Fifty42. Fifty42 is 42Fifty’s April Fool’s edition, and consists entirely of satire. This content is published purely for the purposes of humor and entertainment – it is entirely fictional and is not meant to be viewed as “real news” or taken seriously in any way. Any references to real people are based almost entirely in fiction.
A wave of inspiration came over freshman Megan Davis as she entered her geometry class early yesterday morning. She noticed a poster out of the corner of her eye as she was daydreaming about her boyfriend. The poster read, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” with a picture of several colored footprints.
“I felt something I’ve like…never felt before,” Davis said. “It was inspirational. After class, I went up to talk to my teacher and thanked him for putting that up there on the wall.”
Davis turned in a half-completed assignment today over complementary and supplementary angles.
“I still don’t know what’s going on, but I felt compelled to do something for this class. I feel like a brand new person!” Davis said.
“Oh, that? I can’t believe her,” Mr. Andrew Harbor, Davis’ geometry teacher, said. “Doesn’t turn in a single assignment all semester and all of a sudden feels the sudden urge to complete a lousy six problems. Stupid; no wonder why she’s failing.”
When asked about the aforementioned poster, Harbor scoffed.
“I bought that stupid thing for $6 on Amazon back when I started to teach. It was like, 8 years ago.”
Harbor declined to comment about similar classroom decorations and continued to grade last week’s tests.