Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Imposter


Diego tried again.

It was Tuesday. It was the passing period before fifth. Diego walked in. I let him.

Students come by and visit other students during passing period all the time. It is sort of their time. I don't start class until the bell, so before that time, they can meander and talk and do such things. I figured that Diego wanted to say hi to his friends in class, and I didn't have a problem with that.

He took a seat in the room. The student assigned to that seat hadn't arrived yet, so I wasn't concerned.

But, as the passing period progressed, I figured it was time for Diego to get on his way. I wasn't going to excuse his tardy to wherever he was supposed to be now, so I urged him to be on his way.

"This is my class," he explained. "I'm Ace."

Yup, he was seated in Ace's seat. But he was definitely not Ace.

This sort of thing might work if I had been in the class for one day. Even two. But this was day 12. And Ace was... memorable.

Plus, Diego is Latino. Ace is African-American. They don't look a thing alike.

So, I called him by name and told him he should get to his actual class. And he left.

It's nice when the lies are so blatantly obvious.

23 comments:

  1. LOL. They really think you were "born yesterday" and aren't as smart as they are. Bet he won't pull that one on you again!

    betty

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  2. LOL. Yup. Maybe someone should have told him you'd been there for 12 days, eh?

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  3. Hi Liz - well done - honestly these 'tales' are a bit much - I'd be permanently stressed out ... sad me I know - glad you sorted it .. cheers Hilary

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  4. If he put as much effort into actually being in class instead of being a disruption, he'd be a star pupil!

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    1. Right? I try to tell them this, especially those who are "bored" and goofing off. But do they listen to me...?

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  5. He must think that you won't remember him. So either he thinks he's totally forgettable, or that you have absolutely no memory.

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  6. I don't even understand what he would have gained from this!

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    1. One of these days I'm going to get them to tell me what they gain by "visiting". I've posed the question before. They say it's "fun", but I don't see how it's fun.

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  7. Ss think teachers are stupid. To quote the Giant Comb-over in the WH: WRONG!

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    1. I know. Especially subs. They don't get that we all went to college. And graduated. (It's the first requirement for the job.)

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  8. lmao silly Diego *shakes head* At least you knew he was lying!

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  9. They just think it's fun to create a little chaos and being little ...brats. I would want to kill him....bless you!

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    1. That must be it. Because, why else?

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  10. Has anyone every figure out why student plays the subs...I know we did.
    Coffee ison

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    1. It's a thing. The longer I sub, the less they try it.

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  11. Teens sometimes think things like that are funny. They think it is cute and will get them laughs from the other students. You handled it well.

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    1. Yup. It's not so funny when I call security and they end up with a suspension, though.

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  12. lol. This makes me laugh. I know he knew who you were at this point and I think it's hilarious that he thought you didn't know who he was. Hello! One time is forgettable, but you've seen him at least 3 times by now, right? … And each time seems to be more memorable than the last. *sigh*

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    1. After a few days in the same class, I tend to know who belongs and who doesn't.

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  13. This makes my brain ache. How can kids be so disrespectful and stupid?

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