Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Three days to go...

Day two of my week-long class proved to be just as rip-roaring fun as Day 1. (Can you sense the sarcasm?) My instructor is a 60+ year old retired male high school calculus teacher. Let's just say it's difficult for me to relate.

He is in a room full of 17 elementary school women, 1 elementary male teacher, and 2 high school male art teachers. Do you know what we ALL have in common? We are there because we NEED to be there for recertification. Not so much because we want to be there. It's one of those classes you take because it is short, nearby, and relatively inexpensive (compared to other graduate classes.)

And God love the man, he tries. He gives us plenty of breaks, lots of great snacks, and has let us out early so far both days. But we are pretty awful as a group. Teachers are the worst students. We like to talk, get side-tracked, start chatting with another teacher of the same grade level, and pretty soon we get lost in our own little world. Each time the poor man tries to get someone to read, everyone is either asleep, in the bathroom, or has a mouthful of chocolate.

But do you know what else he gives us? Homework. I have roughly 10 assignments I need to get done this week. I work best under pressure, which explains why I am typing this post as opposed to typing my response to another mind-numbing article I just read.

It hasn't been without some comedy. I have been accused several times of sneaking vodka into my water bottle. (Who, me?!) I was moved from the "blue bird" group to the "buzzard" group for asking to go home early. (Hey, it worked didn't it?!)

Then there was the little mishap in the bathroom. I tend to use my foot to flush public restroom toilets. Ladies, do you know what I'm talking about? Well, this particular toilet in a kids' restroom at this school has one of those flat, circular flusher buttons just above the bowl. After taking care of my business (luckily it wasn't a major transaction) I went to flush the toilet.

Well, I lost my balance and my foot went INTO the toilet. Yep, I got a little toilet "water" on my sandal and foot. My only saving grace is that this was a "one seater" restroom so I was able to recover from my embarrassment quickly, give the foot a good wash in the sink, and walk out with my head held high.

I can barely wait to see what tomorrow has in store for me.

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20 comments:

Kat said...

10 Assignments? And it's only day 2? I really think that this is why I can't go back and do grad school again. My brain would not want that to happen. It's enjoying a life without too much deep thinking.

But...it does sound like you are getting that needed adult interaction!

Rene said...

I so feel your pain! I'm in a class on emergency management now. That translates into a room full of guys who get all excited about the next natural disaster or disease outbreak. Me...I would rather just have a normal everyday boring existence. Way too much stress in the emergency response world!

Hang in there and if you're going to be a buzzard, then be a good one I always say!

Christine said...

omg, how hard did i just laugh at the vodka in the water bottle to only have it followed up with a foot in the toilet!

Lindsay said...

I think you need to lay OFF of the vodka water, or you're going to have to buy some new shoes!

I feel so bad for you! Homework? In the summer???!!! Who is this guy?

sari said...

Tears. In. My. Eyes. Laughing!

I am so a foot flusher myself. that's too funny.

Delberta said...

Too funny ! a foot in the toilet lol. Reminds me of a Cold Stone Creamery experience someone I know had.

Deanna said...

Noooooo!!!! Toilet water on the foot and it's not even your own potty!!! *cringing and laughing*

Foot flusher here too. Been tricky today making sure my shoes stay on my feet and not end up in the toilet.

Hang in there! phoooey on homework!

Sidney said...

LOL on the toilet water! Sorry!

My mom's trying to get on as a special ed aide with our school district after moving in with me this weekend....she and my sis have stories to tell about "training"....my sis is a teacher at an "alternative" school....need I say more???

Karen said...

LOL !!

Vodka in your water bottle? What made them think that? :-)

I'm not a foot flusher, but I would be if I could get my foot up there easily. Knowing my luck, I'd probably land flat on my butt.

I usually wad up some toilet paper and insulate my finger with about 6layers..

I'm working on the foot thing though. Doing stretches to improve my flexibility ...

Rhea said...

ROFL Teachers getting in trouble for talking, sleeping, sneaking in Vodka (naughty Angie!). I love it. And HOMEWORK! Teachers have homework. hehe

This is cracking me up. Your foot in the toilet clenched it. I KNOW you had VOdka in that water bottle.

Finding Normal said...

Crack me up!
I went out today to send my little email, and our rooms are clean. I think. Always questionable. I arranged my desks. Oh and the laptop/cart for the Smartboard was there. I didn't dare touch it, but I did stare at it longingly.
Have 3 more days of fun. And keep your feet out of the toilet, for God's sake!

Lane Boyz Mom said...

OMG your foot in the toilet? LOL Too funny!!

I hope you get your assignments done and get out early the rest of the week;)

Danette said...

I know...now the muchkins in the JD hats seem so small. (Tragic! Because of the cuteness and all!) But you are closer to getting a front page that includes the date of post. Seriously, I have my 4 year old twin girls flushing with their feet...I'll make sure to inform them of the danger!)

Mrs4444 said...

This: "Each time the poor man tries to get someone to read, everyone is either asleep, in the bathroom, or has a mouthful of chocolate" CRACKED ME UP! I've so been in that class.

I, too, have had a mishap as a "foot flusher." I was in the bathroom at the pharmacy. It was tiny and had a cabinet sink with a very sharp overhanging edge on it (see where I'm going here?) I swung my leg up to flush and gouged the soft part of my knee so bad that I saw stars and had to grab the sink for fear of fainting! Needless to say, I limped out of there after taking several long, deep breaths, and bought a box of Ibuprofen. Have fun tomorrow!!

"The Queen in Residence" said...

I am glad to know that there are many of us foot flushers out there.

I think the only way to get through such a stimulating class IS to ensure that there is vodka in the water bottle.

You are a trooper though, hang in there. Can't wait to hear what tomorrow brings.

Z's Mom said...

Sorry about your homework...but I am cracking up at your toilet mishap......I do the foot flush too though....

Z's Mom said...

Sorry about your homework...but I am cracking up at your toilet mishap......I do the foot flush too though....

Mama Dawg said...

I am laughing with you on the foot in the toilet.

absurdly yours said...

so so funny!!!!! You never know what you will get with those summer classes or workshops....I can soooo relate. Now, get that homework done!

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