Welcome to a mostly anonymous semi-fictional BETA Bits o’ Business report!
You may have noticed the contraction in the first sentence. As other BETA Bit writers have mentioned, there was a Poetry in Voice competition in class! As exciting as this was, something else happened…
The week before the presentations:
“All Y’all that’s spicy!” a voice blurts out.
Mr. Murray sighed.
The owner of the voice that uttered the contraction using sentence was rebuked, and the owner of the offending voice apologized. Profusely. Repeatedly. Whilst claiming it wouldn’t happen again.
Similar scenes play out in different forms all over the week.
Finally, presentation time arrived.
The Day before the presentations began:
A group of students are talking to Mr. Murray. The topic of Mr. Murray’s memorization skills are brought up, and a bet is quickly made.
The bet in question?
Can Mr. Murray memorize a poem of the student’s choosing in one night, to prove that it can be done?
Cries of the Iliad, the odyssey, and other epics are heard!
Mr. Murray smiled in what appeared to be a confident manner.
The Wager was set. Should he lose, the class may decide an appropriate punishment.
The suspense grew as students arrived on the day of presentations.
Poems were hastily recited.
Print-outs were read over.
Encouragements were received.
The first poems were read.
It is not my job to describe them. That, I leave to others.
Mr. Murray was questioned.
Where was his poem?
He regretfully informed the class that he had lost the bet.
However, the class could choose: Punishment or an Extension.
Someone threw around some words, full of contractions.
Mr. Murray grimaced.
The vote was tied.
Absent people were messaged.
Still the vote remained tied.
A compromise was suggested. An extension over the weekend, and a poem.
A poem using a contraction in every sentence.
On a random subject of the classes choice.
The weekend passed. Poems were presented. All of the presentations were amazing, but only two could continue to the next level. A vote was undertaken, yet I shall not publish the results.
Soon Mr. Murray shall present his “Poem”.
Mr. Murray asked for his topic, as well as contractions he must use.
For two minutes jumbles of frantic consonants were scribbled onto the board.
And then it began.
The class before, everyone was working on IDS. Certain people were very far ahead, or very far behind, and Mr. Murray performed his poem, where the few understandable words were about IDS, and how much had been completed, as well as how much more could have been done, had the class not been interrupted so many times.
There are two existing videos, but I do not have either.
It was hilarious. It was sad. It was unintelligible, and this BETA bits o’ business report is now finished.