Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Miss, Miss…How comes you don’t know nuffink?

Before I start, I’d like to put extra stress on the word “jokingly” in the next paragraph. Jokingly. As in MAKING A JOKE. Releasing a FUNNY. Causing hilarity. Not to be taken seriously. Yeah?

Last week, one of the teachers was talking about how they were short staffed for this Wednesday and there was no one to teach the Year 11 English group. I jokingly said “Ha! You could always shove me in with them. Put my degrees to good use!”, then carried on making my cup of tea while farcical images of me being chased around a classroom by a couple of ‘orrible toerags filled my head. Like this:



Meanwhile, a hushed silence fell over the group. The chattering stopped. Eyes widened and rested on me and the kettle.

“Hmmm. Now that’s an idea….”

As far as I was concerned, that’s where the conversation ended. Me jokingly offering my services, leaving them to mull it over, but ultimately they’d have come up with a better idea once I’d left the room. Deffo.

This afternoon, a WHOLE WEEK later, I get handed a piece of paper. Typed up and everything.

Cover work – English – Wednesday 25th March

Discuss setting for Of Mice And Men.[…]Recap on plot for Hound of the Baskervilles […]

Thanks so much for this. Here’s some notes for tomorrow afternoon. They should be fine.”

This was so not the deal. Nice of someone to let me in on the decision, I thought, nay, SAID. Loudly.

I agreed on the condition that NO ONE tells my mother. If word of this brief spell in a classroom gets out, it’s curtains for the biscuit tin, and the two little rascals I’m imparting wisdom to. I swear. Fact.

And you…you! Don’t even SAY it. It’s not gonna happen.


Blonde said...

Oooooh. Bad luck. No good joke goes unpunished, clearly. May I recommend a combination of Wikipedia and York notes??

Please Don't Eat With Your Mouth Open said...

Haha good advice. alternatively...ask the bloggers- run down on either of those two books? Anyone? Gold star or smiley face sticker for the best synopsis...and GO!!

Please Don't Eat With Your Mouth Open said...

Ps. Tomorrow might be a good day to bring Charlie to work. I'll give them basking hounds.

The Unbearable Banishment said...

If things get out of hand, try firing a pistol into the ceiling. That should get their attention. It works in the movies.

Brennig said...

I look forward to your 'signals from the front line' post with eager anticipation! :)

Robbie said...

The English class only has two pupils in? That's bad.

::Holds up had:: Miss can I go the toilet?

Lynx said...

I'm not saying anything, just sitting here feeling smug! Resistance is futile... :-)

I'd like to offer some practical help, but I've never read Of Mice and Men. I think I read Hound of the Baskervilles when I was a teenager, but as that was about a thousand years ago I don't remember anything much.

Good luck!

LizSara said...

Jo's gonna be a teacher, Jo's gonna be a teacher!

Anonymous said...

REALLY?! Do it! Go on...why not?

Mouldy-Old-Tartlet said...

Gah Jo. You're a braver woman than I.

AFC 30K said...

were you talking about me?

I wouldn't dream of saying such a thing - you mother will if she finds out though!

Please Don't Eat With Your Mouth Open said...

Unbearable - Sterling advice. Fortunately, guns were not needed.

Brennig - I'm just doing my duty, sir.

Robbie - No toilet breaks. Not on my watch!

Lynx - Hahahaha, I knew you'd be sitting there all smug...go on, say it "I told you so"!

Pipe down LizSara! Go to the corner and think about what you have done!

PJB - The deed is done. Yeaaaah, I kicked bum bum.

MOT - Brave, or without choice? :D

AFC - You too! Quiet over there with the accusations of 'teaching' *shudder*


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