Friday, August 31, 2018

Bell Faker

Yup, still in the CAD class...

A couple weeks back, I mentioned how fourth period liked to line up at the door and sneak out before the bell. I stopped that by standing at the door. However, this story continues...

I would not be surprised if Nathaniel was one of the ones who got by me that first week. It was time for him to try a new tactic.

"That's the bell. Riiiiingggg. I just heard it."

Yeah, he pretended to be a bell right in front of me.

Me: "The bells don't really sound like bells. It's more of a buzzing sound."

Nathaniel: "Buzzzzz."

So, for a week, we've been doing this dance. He makes bell ringing sounds. I give him a stare. We go back and forth for a bit until the bell actually rings, and then I let the class go.

But on Tuesday (I think it was Tuesday), Nathaniel tried another bit.

"I have to go now. I can't miss the bus."

The school has no school bus service. And the city bus comes along every 20 minutes or so.

"I have to get to work." He then quoted a time a half hour later as to when he had to be at work. So, he had plenty of time to wait for the bell (which rang less than a minute later).

Is it terrible of me that I rather enjoyed marking him tardy most of the week? (He was late. Like, he arrived minutes after the bell.)


  1. Hi Liz - pain in the butt kind of kid - so unnecessary - cheers Hilary

  2. Haha, I think you have an admirer, Liz.

  3. If hecwas tardy, he was tardy. I would just follow the rules with it.


  4. I can't decide if his odd sense of humor would make me laugh or want to strangle him. ~grin~ Be well!

    1. Strangle him. Trust me on this. I've had those kiddos who are funny. He's not one of those.

  5. Maybe he'll be a CEO one day, but for now, mark him tardy.

    1. I rather think CEOs have more of a work ethic. He doesn't.

  6. Distracted by your name of the week. I just can't help thinking of how she (I assume?) would walk up to someone "Hi, I'm Syncere". Imagine being saddled with that for life!


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