What's The Difference Between Boys And Girls ? --- Pupils I remember (4)
February 25, 2018 2:44pm CST
At German schools, the break/recess between lessons lasts five minutes. The long break (usually after the second lesson) lasts 15 minutes. The pupils *have* to leave their classrooms. The teachers lock the doors and the pupils *have* to leave the school building to get some fresh air. Do they like it? The small ones do. They romp around, play tag or hide and seek. Teens in love do, too, because they can meet their beloved and smooch in hidden corners. The majority, however, hates it, hates it, hates it! Teachers have to patrol along the corridors and shoo the pupils out. Once they're out, they enter again through a different door. And so on, and so forth. It's a never-ending story. Once I saw two girls - about 15 years old - clinging desperately to an upright radiator which was fixed to the wall. They were shivering. Admittedly, it was cold outside, but they could have put on their coats and they would have survived. It wasn't my 'throw-out-pupils' day, so I only passed them and said, "Only girls cling to radiators in winter." Giggle, giggle. After the break, I had English in the class of the girls. The lesson had just begun when one of the boys (classes are co-ed), dressed only in a T-shirt, got up, went to a window at the back of the classroom and opened it wide. All the girls let out a shriek! I looked at the two girls I had talked to during the break and said, "And the next line is 'Only boys open windows in winter' ". They laughed. The rest of the class couldn't understand why, of course. First prize for the member who knows why this occurrence isn't in any way exceptional. A biological peculiarity explains it. --- --- If you click on the green bar at the top of the page, you can find my other posts on the topic. --- Photo: Getty images
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• United States
Well, females have a body core temperature that is higher than that of males. So, I do believe that females, being warmer than males the majority of the time are really in for a shock when the cold air hits them. For guys, the cold air is not that big of a shock due to them having a lower core temperature going on. .I am always hot, have been since the day I was born. My husband is always cold. We are weird.
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@maluse I observe that my wife loves closed windows, plenty of blankets and takes a hot water bottle on holiday which she uses every night no matter how hot the room might be. I’m the opposite. I love cold showers, swimming in the ocean and sleeping with the window open, a treat I’m never allowed. I’ve no idea why there is such divergence.
• Staten Island, New York
I think here in the US we call it recess and I think it happens only once throughout the school day, different grade levels at different times. At least in NYC that's the way it is. Why were the girls holding on to the radiator? And why was there a boy in the class of girls?
- I mentioned the term recess in the first line. - They were holding on to the radiator because they were cold. I thought I had made that clear. Now I have to think what I should add. -There was not one boy in the class, there were several. Classes in state schools are co-ed.
• Staten Island, New York
@MALUSE It seemed like it was an all girls' class that's why I asked why there was a boy there. You did mention that they were cold but I was curious why they chose to hold on to the radiator instead of putting on a jacket.
Exactly like Deborah, I suppose we are a weird couple, my husband is the one always cold, it was the same with my father and my mom. Mom opened all the windows in winter, dad was always freezing. My niece is always freezing, she is the exception in the family.
• Paso Robles, California
When I was young and skinny when we were first married, by husband always wanted the windows open at night and in the car (pre-air-conditioning) and I always wanted them shut. I was always too cold, he was always too hot. Now it's the opposite. I'm usually more hot than he is. He wants the heater on and it roasts me. I suspect activity level and weight may have something to do with the difference. Perhaps the boys had been more active than the girls.
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• East Tawas, Michigan
I think girls are more interesting in education, at a young age. Plus, I think girls start to act more mature, at a younger age than boys. As a woman, I'm colder in the winter and much warmer in the summer, than my husband. It's something that I'll never fully understand:)
No. Strength has nothing to do with it. I've given a link where everything is explained: