It’s eighth period on a Monday. I’m tired. The kids are tired, everyone’s tired. The beloved teacher that I had to cover for promised a movie for this particular class – Fiction Workshop, (an elective). Naturally, the students were excited to come into class on a Monday, BECAUSE THEY EXPECTED A MOVIE.
They then realized, jokes on you kids! No movie today!!! Instead, you get to write a three page paper with THE SUBSTITUTE.
Thank you my dear colleague, for once again throwing me to the wolves.
One student, a female, approaches the desk. Lets call her Melissa.
Melissa: Ummmmm can I like, go next door?
Me: What’s next door?
Melissa: Ummm like Ms. Grassa’s room?
Me: So WHY do you need to go next door?
Melissa: Ummmmmm cause like, I’m good?
Me: UMMMMMMMMMM NICE TRY. Sit down and do your work.
ARE WE KIDDING PEOPLE?!?!?!?