Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Back to Room 12
Yes, I'm still in that computer aided drafting class. We're all rather curious as to what trial the teacher ended up on. Should be good...
"That old lady who's subbing for Mr. A says she used to work here..."
The boy was complaining about the sub who was covering the graphic arts class. She was on them to do work. But that's not why his comment grabbed my attention.
"When did you start here?" I asked.
Because it wasn't that long ago.
On Monday (which was the first day of school for the whole district) a sub I was not expecting showed up. Ms. M. If you recall back to February, I spent two weeks covering her class after she retired. And I subbed for her many times prior to that.
We were checking in at the front office at the same time. I knew who I was subbing for, so I was curious as to which other teacher was out. When she said the graphic arts teacher, I had a bit of a giggle.
When Ms. M retired, they moved her classes to other teachers. They did not replace her. So, her room was empty for a time. But, as it happens, the room wasn't empty for long. Another teacher moved in.
The graphic arts teacher.
So, Ms. M was subbing in her old classroom.
This is not irony. Is it considered poetic justice? Nah. But this should have a name.
The room looks different now. Graphic arts is done on computers. And there's a t-shirt printing machine as well as a couple other interesting printers.
But still. What are the odds?
(The boy had started at the school after Ms. M retired. They get a new batch of students about every month, so this is not unheard of.)