Friday, October 23, 2009

'Honesty is the Best Policy'

Two Second Formers responded to Mr Canning's essay title, 'Honesty is the Best Policy'.

Sadhbh Sheeran writes:- Do you know when someone says to you “Does my bum look big in this?” or “Do I look like an imbecile because I forgot to put my face on this morning?” your immediate answer is “No you look luv-er-ly”. Even if their bum looks colossal and they're looking like the living dead this morning.... One thing for sure is if you don’t want to wake up with the labels cut off your Ugg boots, honesty is not always the best policy.

Read Sadhbh's full essay here.

And Dearbhala Gernon decided that in writing her essay, she'd be really honest:-

Dear Mr Canning,

If I were to be honest with you about trying to find something to write about on this confusing title, it may anger you; but I will now give you an example of why honesty isn’t always the best policy.

I'm sitting, my legs crossed, an itch to the left of my shoulder, my curly hair annoying the right side of my face, chewing my pencil, and hoping an idea to write about for an essay will pop into my head. Then my confusing teacher walks into prep wearing beige corduroy trousers, a school coat on, with LC embroidered on his left shoulder. Why did he not set a narrower essay title than: 'Honesty isn’t always the best policy' as a motivating title?

Read Dearbhala's full essay here.

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