"Do you work here?"
I don't understand the question. This is a problem, because it comes up. A lot.
I work for the district. They contract me to fill in for a teacher for the day. Do I work for the particular school? Well, on any day: yes. Generally: no. I go where I'm sent.
Every time I get the question, I hesitate. How am I supposed to answer?
This time, the student clarified a bit. Enough so that I could clarify:
"If I had other duties, I would not be free to cover all of Mrs. N's classes today."
I said this straight--no sarcasm implied or intended. It was as honest an answer as I could give.
And the student was offended.
I wasn't making fun of her. I swear. But she took it as such.
Perhaps I should just ignore the question?