Friday, October 14, 2011

~ How Do You Know You are a Teacher? ~

by Tina~in_ut

- You can hear 25 voices behind you and know exactly which one belongs to the child out of line.

- You get a secret thrill out of laminating something.

- You walk into a store and hear the words "It’s Ms./Mr.________" and know you have been spotted.

- You have 25 people that accidentally call you Mom/Dad at one time or another.

- You can eat a multi-course meal in under twenty-five minutes.

- You’ve trained yourself to go to the bathroom at two distinct times of the day: lunch and prep period.

- You start saving other people’s trash, because most likely, you can use that toilet paper tube or plastic butter tub for something in the classroom.

- You believe the teachers’ lounge should be equipped with a margarita machine.

- You want to slap the next person who says, "Must be nice to work 9 to 3 and have summers off."

- You believe chocolate is a food group.

- You can tell if it’s a full moon without ever looking outside.

- You believe that unspeakable evils will befall you if anyone says, "Boy, the kids sure are mellow today."

- You feel the urge to talk to strange children and correct their behavior when you are out in public.

- You believe in aerial spraying of Ritalin.

- You think caffeine should be available in intravenous form.

- You spend more money on school stuff than you do on your own children.

- You can’t pass the school supply aisle without getting at least five items!

- You ask your friends if the left hand turn he just made was a "good choice or a bad choice."

- You find true beauty in a can full of perfectly sharpened pencils.

- You are secretly addicted to hand sanitizer.

…. and finally ….

- You understand instantaneously why a child behaves a certain way after meeting his or her parents.


Maureen said...


Shirley(NCC-1701) said...


Afternoon Maureen! You're looking lovely up there in 1st place!

Shirley(NCC-1701) said...

Tina those were very humorous! I especially liked the one about slapping the next one who mentioned about working 9-3 and having summers off!

Just_Lin said...

Well, slap my butter! (No idea where that came from. Sounds like something Paula Dean would say.)

MO What a delightful surprise to see you kerploping this morning. You are just as lovely as you always were. I've missed you.

Just_Lin said...

Shirley Mo is looking lovely, isn't she? And you are lovely as second and third, too. Where the hell is everyone, anyway. Did you do something to them down in the dungeon?

Just_Lin said...

Tina Well, I am waiting to read Tinka and Iteach's reaction to this blog. I'm not a teacher but I also feel the urge to correct children's behavior that I see out in public. There are way too many parents not doing any parenting, imho.

Just_Lin said...

I had a nice dinner out with a friend last night. It was pretty uneventful until I knocked over a full glass of iced tea. LOL Can't take me anywhere.

Shirley(NCC-1701) said...

"...iced tea."??? Sure Just Lin, if you say so!!

Just_Lin said...

Yes, very straight iced tea. I don't even put sugar in it. I was just exhibiting my usual grace. ;)

sacBarb said...

Happy Friday Owls.

Mo, It's so good to see your pretty lil self today. How's things?

Shirley, I see you're still splatting. Are you busy preparing for Halloween?

J/L, I too get the urge to correct children's behavior. Just the other day I grabbed a kid to stop him from running in the store and gave him a mini lecture. As soon as I let him go, he ran away. Can't win!

Tina, I know a few teachers and they really do spend a lot of their own money on their class. One of my sorority sisters teaches 2nd grade and we have adopted her class each year to help her out with classroom supplies. She has them write us thank you notes using their own words and they are really cute.

Just_Lin said...

SacBarb Hi! Waving a wing at you. It sure is quiet in the nest lately. Maybe everyone is out kicking up their heels on this Friday night.