In class this afternoon no girls showed up. Only seven boys. And they smelled bad. They were 'completing their writing tasks'.
"Sorry I've been away, Miss. I was in Japan at a BMX championship. I am now officially the best BMX rider in the world."
"I saw you on Saturday night Miss... did you see someone pop their head out of a car and say 'G'day'? 'Cause that was me."
"I was a janitor at a university and I used to solve maths problems left on the board. Some people call me the Einstein of the world... others like to call me fat."
"I'm the biggest computer hacker in the world, Miss. And if you dob on me I will lay you out because I am a black belt in karate as well... and yes I would hit a woman because I had gender reassignment surgery and now I am a woman."
"Did you know I'm a hobo now miss? I got kicked out of home on the weekend... you don't want to know what happened. I got into a fight with someone and killed the cat."
"Did you know that Aden is straight, Miss?"
"Tell me where you live Miss and I'll drive past and do a burn out. But don't tell the cops my license plate, Miss. If you do, I'll burn your house down. No, I wont. I'm not crazy enough to do that. And if your house burns down don't tell the cops I said that. I'm in enough trouble with them already."
Some of the other things they told me don't bear repeating. They live in a different world to mine. I don't think I'll tell them where I live just yet.