Surviving the World
A Photocomic Education by Dante Shepherd
Lesson #1504 - Fruit For The Teacher
While grapefruit may be closer to defiance than respect, mainly out of consideration of its somewhat sour taste and how messy it is to eat using only your hands, let me just say that if a student put a grapefruit on my desk at the beginning of class, I would deeply consider boosting that student's final grade a whole letter. I wouldn't actually do it, of course, but I'd deeply consider it.
Grapes bring back the days of feeding the supreme ruler peeled grapes - but watermelon might be most defiant. Walking into class and putting a giant watermelon in the middle of the teacher's desk? Where the hell are they going to put anything? Can they be polite about moving it to the side? And will you be able to make their back go out if you bring one in that is heavy enough? Ignoring any other connotations, if you're a student who really wants to say, "I don't really respect you and I'm only here because I have to be," watermelon would be my suggestion.