Thursday, May 01, 2008

The Secret Lives of Teachers

N. (yes, that N.): "Ms. L., that shirt you're wearing, sometimes it looks like there's a little bump on your stomach. It looks like you have a bellybutton ring or something."
Me: "That's because I do have a bellybutton ring."
N: "No way! I never would have thought you would have a bellybutton ring."
Me: "Why not?"
N: "I mean..."

4 comments:

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Too. funny.

Yeah, get used to not having a life. ;-)

But also know you're going to be giving him fantasies now...

Roni said...

I've had students with the same reaction when they see a bit of my tattoo peeking out of my collar. Sigh. If only I had been that perceptive when I was in high school...

Jaya said...

I don't think it would have helped if I had been that perceptive in high school. Probably the most interesting thing on any of my teachers was the odd varicose vein.

Teana said...

it took me a while to realize that teachers didn't live at the school. lol. but that does remind me of my history teacher who lost a bet over something [i think maybe the superbowl?] and had to dye her hair purple. that endeared her to me for life. she was awesome.