Thursday, July 22, 2010

before I forget

I was at school today working on my classroom.....sigh....and found my favorite student response (that's favorite response - not student) - on a post-it note and wanted to share it with you, so it will be forever written down on the inter-web. The response came after I repeatedly told a student to get on task, to sit down, to stop talking, to do their work. After several warnings - I told them that they had a silent lunch. And that's when I got the response, "Woman, I will not stand for this."

Shock. It's like a slap in the face every time I think about it - it's pretty funny too - but I still feel the slapping.

Another thing I deal with frequently goes something like this: My phone rings. I don't recognize the number. I pick up anyway. "Hello CHAIN." "Yes, this is Chane'." "Oh hi CHAIN I'm calling from....." "I'm not interested thank you." (this is where I hang up.) Just a little taste of what it's like to have a gangsta' name.

Not too much is going on here. I've had some workshops, and Tom has been working on his Covenant application and editing a Bible study for the Fall. Also - I need to start running. Have you been outside lately? I'll be running around 4 each day. It's so hot here you feel like you get hit with a hot, wet rag every time you step outside. A-la-ba-ma is just a different kind of hot than I'm used to.

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