One High School Class Every Senior Should Take

Jason English

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. On to this week's topics of discussion...

1. In an effort to churn out better-prepared graduates, you've been hired to develop one course that all high school seniors must take. The topic is up to you: personal finance, the U.S. Constitution, health and wellness, changing flat tires. What would your class be?

2. My first exposure to the internet came via those annoying AOL CD-ROMs, which arrived in our mailbox on a regular basis in the first half of the 1990s. When did you first go online?

3. The other day, an elderly woman whom I'd never met stopped her car to tell me that I have excellent posture. (OK, this really happened in 1996.) What's the strangest compliment you've received?


If you were putting on a conference for people in your profession,

who would be your first choice for keynote speaker?

And a follow-up:

who's the best speaker you've seen at a conference?

(The answers might be the same.)

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[See all the previous Friday Happy Hour transcripts.]