Thursday, July 27, 2017

(Not Quite) Wide Awake


It's time for #ThrowbackThursday, where I recycle and old post. It's summer, so I've been doing a lot of reading. Just the other night I was again up way too late. At least this time I didn't have to get up in the morning. This was originally posted on May 6, 2014. And, for the record, I was not sleeping in class. I wasn't even dozing... 

The girl waved her hands in the air and then clapped loudly. Huh? I went over to investigate.

"I woke you up," the girl explained.

Woke me? I wasn't asleep.

"Yes you were. Your eyes were closed."

Um, no, they weren't.

I may have been yawning widely, but I wasn't asleep. I really should know better than to start reading a new book before bed on a school night. I can read for hours, even when I need to be up in the morning. And I drag through the next day. But I have never, ever fallen asleep in class.

I've heard horror stories about subs who sleep in class. If I feel like I might nod off, I'll get up and walk around. I anticipate a prep period where I can close my eyes. I whimper and moan to myself. But sleep? Absolutely not.

Soon, the discussion turned into my denying it and her insisting that I had been asleep.

When 8th graders think they're right...

So, I walked away. What was I going to do, write her up for accusing me of sleeping?

24 comments:

  1. Wonder how she is these days and if she has learned perhaps its better not to argue too much with a teacher?

    betty

    ReplyDelete
  2. Interesting how she needed to find fault.

    ReplyDelete
  3. HAHA...I have learned that you can not get a teen to see things the way they are when they think they saw it differently. Its like talking to a wall!

    ReplyDelete
  4. lol she probably doesn't even remember doing this now

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Probably not. And I doubt I remember who it was, myself.

      Delete
  5. It's so hard to put a good book down, even when you do have to get up early the next day.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know! I picked this particular post because I've been staying up way too late reading something now. And I could relate.

      Delete
  6. Ha! One of my brother's favorite stories was the time my teacher kicked me in the ribs. Now to explain...

    He and I were sharing a math class. As I've established in the past, I was a terrible in-class student. I slept ALOT. I played games. I read. I did most anything but pay attention because most often the classes just didn't hold my attention. My only defense is that I finished high school with a 4.8 GPA and college with a 3.8.

    That aside, one day I had forgotten my glasses. Because my near sighted ass couldn't see the board, I was given permission to go to the front of the class and sit on the floor. Well, me being me, passed out and started snoring. My math teacher apparently tried to wake me up by saying something twice before electing to give me a nice swift kick in the ribs.

    To this day she denies it. Now that I'm older than "stupid highschooler", I fully agree with her decision. haha

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Eeek. I don't care if you were sleeping, she shouldn't have kicked you. Now, a nudge would have been okay.

      Delete
  7. I reckon I might have dozed off in the dark while playing a film, but only after a big rehearsal evening or performance night, OH OK maybe after just a big night, but not very often. Ooops!

    ReplyDelete
  8. One of those times you just have to roll your eyes.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I could hardly stand myself at that age. ~grin~ I cannot imagine facing a roomful of kids daily. Be well!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. 8th graders are evil. I've said it before. I'll say it again. Evil.

      Delete
  10. Whenever I do small group reading I have to really try my best not to nod off. It's almost hypnotising listening to those slow and hesitant voices. We should be allowed to nod off if we want to. Not that I'm saying you did ;)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Maybe she was just hoping you were asleep! LOL

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Perhaps. And if she insisted long enough, she thought she'd make it right ;)

      Delete
  12. I reckon I might have dozed off in the dark while playing a film, but only after a big rehearsal evening or performance night,


    เย็ดสาว

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Some days it is hard to stay awake.

      Delete

I appreciate your comments.

I respond to comments via email, unless your profile email is not enabled. Then, I'll reply in the comment thread. Eventually. Probably.