Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Had a Very Shiny Nose

Passing before 6th period. Middle school--likely 8th graders. (The student wasn't coming into my class, but the teacher next door also taught 8th grade. I think.)

"♫ ♪ ♫ Rudolph the red nosed reindeer... ♪ ♫ ♪"

Um, it's January...

And then I remembered what I look like.

I woke up on Sunday with the ugliest big red zit on my nose. It discolored my entire nose, making that feature look a bit like W.C. Fields'. (I'm not posting a pic of this awfulness. You're welcome.)

I hadn't spent much time thinking about it. No one said anything to me about it. I only remembered when I looked into a mirror, or when someone sang about red noses...

Gee, thanks, kiddo. Way to be subtle. 


  1. You should have said you had leprosy and if they didn't behave, you'd give it to 'em.

  2. children can be so kind. I think that's why I decided NOT to go into teaching.

  3. Sigh. That takes me all too painfully back to my school days...

    You must have much thicker skin than me. I'm glad I'm not a teacher.


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