Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Why I Prefer My Fantasy Life #119

Did I mention I hate English teachers?

Did I mention I am an English teacher?

Last week I was hired as a full-time instructor at a small two-year college. I don't mind the teaching so much. But in my fantasy life I'd have students that didn't come late, leave early, and talk on their cell phones the short amount of time they were in class.

In my fantasy life, most of my students would have a high school diploma. And know how to write a simple sentence. And use a computer. And not have kids. Or criminal records.

In my fantasy life, I'd be on a campus where they didn't have two security guards, one roaming the hallways and one stationed in the women's restroom so it won't be trashed.

Because it has been trashed.

Often.

But really, I admire and am humbled by the fact that most of my students are ready for a new start in life, eager to give it their all.

I only wish that their hopeful faces weren't covered with the school- required bandages to hide their piercings. 'Cause if this guy comes in adhering to the bandage dress code, I think I'd be really spooked.






posted at Humor-Blogs

14 comments:

ReformingGeek said...

My face hurts just looking at that.

I've heard that about some of the community colleges. Some of the students are there because the court said they had to go to school or jail. Hum.....

Congrats on the job, though!

Cat said...

Which is more painful? His face or uninterested students?

Kay said...

Congrats on the job…. Let me just say that I would have loved for you to be my English teacher when I was at community college!

Nooter said...

ha ha ha! that looks like an explosion in an earring factory

April said...

I don't even have my ears pierced, so you can imagine how much I loved that pic!
Congrats on the new job! I'm looking forward to all the blog fodder you'll get out of it.

sage said...

Don't stand next to him in a thunderstorm... Congratulations on your new position, Ms. English Teacher

TroubleX2 said...

Talk on their cell phones during class??? I have been out of school for a long time...
That's just RUDE!!!!

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

So there's a piercing code, but not a phone code? WTF???

Jeff said...

Good for you. I'm keeping track of all the bloggers who are looking for work. Now I get to check one more off the list!

If that guy had to hide all his piercings with bandages, he'd look like the Mummy!

Merry said...

I was assisting in a seminar when one of the students answered her cell phone and started yelling at her son for not doing something. This woman was middle-aged, not a young'un, and presumably she had an H.S. diploma since she was there for a master's degree. But manners are not part of the curriculum.

♥ Braja said...

You know what I hate? Noreply-comment addresses. Really

Chris Wood said...

At the chalk face myself, so I sympathise. Stay strong!

Jocelyn said...

Listen, I'm a community college English teacher, too, and I still want you to be my teacher.

You're that good.

Hannah said...

How does that guy sleep at night? No really, how does he literally do it with all that metal in his face?? LOL