Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Hero Worship


I am now firmly back in the day-to-day subbing routine. Oh, how I missed it!

On Monday, I covered one period of WEB (We All Belong), which is a class of eighth graders who host activities for the newly arrived seventh graders. (The high school has a similar program called Link Crew where the juniors and seniors support the incoming freshmen.)

It was a small class of ten students. They weren't a difficult group, but they were a bit strange.

Hailey was this little blonde bundle of energy. She was quite a bit like Dug from Up, only her "squirrel!" was Ms. P.

Ms. P is a science teacher whose classroom is about three doors down from Ms. W. I've seen her, probably said hello in passing once or twice. I've covered her class a couple times.

Hailey was obsessed. And, apparently, the rest of the class (Aisha in particular) enjoyed the entertainment. To a point.

Upon entering class, someone claimed to have just seen Ms. P.

"Where?!" Hailey almost screamed.

Then someone else explained to me that Ms. P had a restraining order against Hailey. This was a joke, because Hailey would be all over the teacher when she'd stop in.

(For the rest of the day, Ms. W. teaches science, so Ms. P and Ms. W confer frequently.)

Somehow, we diverted Hailey to other concerns (although little miss bundle of energy couldn't sit still).

But the topic of Hailey's obsession came up again, and Aisha gave her two minutes to gush.

"Oh, she's just so... She's getting married. In Paris! I'm going to go..."

"You weren't invited," someone else in the room said.

Then someone else claimed to be going, and Hailey needed pictures!

Oh, to be a thirteen-year-old with a crush on a teacher...

21 comments:

  1. My auto shop teacher was hot. :) Sad to say, I learned nothing valuable; he mainly had us do prep work for his advanced students. Oh, well, another student and I enjoyed flirting. And the class filled part of those boring days since my father wouldn't let me graduate early.

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    1. Interesting. When you said "auto shop teacher" I immediately flashed on the auto shop teacher at one of the high schools. He's over 60, so not hot. And that made me giggle a bit.

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  2. Had a crush on the vice principal, LOL. Part of life I guess!

    betty

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  3. I had a crush on the teacher who was also the junior high drama club adviser. I was in drama club but never had him for a class. My older daughter was lucky enough to be in his 8th grade English class. It was a very weird parent-teacher conference....

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    1. Did you still have a thing for him when you were the parent? That there is a story.

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  4. only her "squirrel!" was Ms. P. - that made me laugh out loud.

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  5. Wow, I'm surprised she's not being mercilessly ragged for it.

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  6. I feel cheated, not once in my education did I ever have any even remotely attractive teachers to crush on.

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    1. Don't feel cheated. The one teacher that was like that for me ruthlessly screwed me over my senior year. I'm still pissed at the bastard and hope he rots in hell.

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  7. I crushed on my art teacher/counselor, but he was a sexy young guy.

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  8. Dangerous ground there, Hailey. Hope she has some wisdom there. But, oh, young crushes.

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    1. Nope, no wisdom. But I'm sure this experience will garner her some. Someday.

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  9. Never had a crush on a teach....Never had a handsome, good looking and or sexy teach!!

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  10. At least she likes at least one of her teachers.

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  11. With Hailey for a name, I'd be surprised if she wasn't a bundle of cheery energy. lol

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  12. Well, she is cute for have a crush. I recall this one priest was really good looking and, when i had one too many chocolate filled liquor cherries-they was real liquer by the way, I was drunk. Of course, In catholic school they had the afternoon where we had to give confession. I got this hunk of priest and asked him why he ever became a priest when he was so good looking and that it was a waste.:)

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