13 September 2012

Toilets and tiredness

As I sit here waiting for the moment when the parents will arrive in my room for Curriculum Night (Open House), I am trying to think of moments that tickle me or things that will keep me alert and focused.

One moment from today:
Student came into the office and just stood there.
Secretary: What is it?
Student: Hmm.
Secretary: What is it?  You know you can't just come in here to hang out, right?
Student: I know.  My stomach hurts.
Secretary: Well.  Do you need to use the bathroom?
Student: I don't know.
Secretary: Well, go try and use the bathroom.  Just sit there and see if there is a release.  If you have to, go ahead and rub your knees and lean forward a bit to make it release more easily.

Only two and a half more hours, then a forty-five minute commute home to make this a 16-hour day from door step to door step.  Hopefully, tonight, I get more than 5 hours of sleep.

10 comments:

  1. Never a dull moment in the school system, is there?!

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  2. Oh my! All I can really do is laugh at this! Good luck on your open houses, I'm currently holding hours for conferences. Wanna take a bet on who'll see more parents??

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    1. Thanks! I had a decent turn out. I'm sure more than you had. Hope you got some work done during your evening stay.

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  3. Lmao. i honestly can't stop laughing at "Well, go try and use the bathroom. Just sit there and see if there is a release. If you have to, go ahead and rub your knees and lean forward a bit to make it release more easily"

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    1. I had to turn my body away from the student so she wouldn't see me starting to smile and then trying to stop laughing.

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  4. Ohmigosh, does that knee rubbing thing work??? Now I gotta try it. Uh...you know what I mean...
    Some Dark Romantic

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    1. I don't like to stay in the bathroom longer than necessary, but let me know how it works for you. ;-)

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  5. And my day starts with some good hard giggling! Thanks!

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