Learning About Sex and Avoiding Having It With The High School Teacher

Alan J. Schwarz
10 min readFeb 11, 2024

Sometimes Being Naive is a Very Good Thing

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Mrs. Crosby was teaching Anchient History and she stopped in the middle of class and looked over at Alan Koenig. ‘’Mr. Koenig, I have a feeling you aren’t paying enough attention, what are you thinking about right now?’’ There were snickers from Koenig’s eleventh grade classmates. ‘’Uh, I was thinking about how long it takes history to be considered ancient. As an example, you are talking about the Romans and Greeks, and the tenth century, but to someone like me, the Inquisition of 1492 also is ancient, so how do you determine between what is really ancient and ancient?’’ Mrs. Crosby smiled. ‘’I want you to come talk to me after school. Mr. Koenig, pay more attention.’’ Alan’s classmates were making ooh’s and ah’s, like he was in trouble.

When class ended everyone was filing out and Mrs. Crosby didn’t take her eyes off Alan. It was bizarre. He tried to get out the door before she could say anything to him. He knew one thing for sure, he wasn’t going back to meet her after school. He had a gazillion more important things to do.

The next day Alan was walking in the hall when he felt a tap on his shoulder and turned to see Mrs. Crosby looking at him. ‘’You were supposed to come talk to me after school yesterday. I was disappointed when you didn’t show up. I want to see you after school today and there better be no excuses why you aren’t coming, and if you don’t show up, I’m afraid I’m going to have to issue a month of detentions. I’m not fooling around Alan, when I want to see you, I want you to respond and show up.’’

Mrs. Crosby turned and walked away. Alan watched her and felt weird. He was doing very well in her class, what could she want from him. His best friend Stanley Woo had mentioned a few times that she called him out in class more than anybody else and he wondered why.

Alan dreaded the end of the day, he really didn’t want to go see Mrs. Crosby but he also didn’t want to have a month of detentions for no reason. When the clock hit three thirty he thought about skipping the meeting, but he felt trapped and thought he would make an excuse and leave as soon as he could.



Alan J. Schwarz

Alan Schwarz loves life. He is the founder of JAMS Productions, a television production company based in Toronto . His passion is writing.