Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Early Morning Wake Up Call

Last Wednesday, 7 AM, my phone rang. There's only one person who calls me at that time of the morning... 

Yup, sure enough, it was the sub caller. In July. I debated picking up the phone. I had stayed up late (2 AM-ish) reading. But maybe she wasn't calling for that day? 

Could I work that day?, she asked. And perhaps the rest of the month? 

Okay, so you know how last week I said I was bored? But am I truly that bored? I mean, I have projects I should be doing. I get out for walks daily. And there might be some fun summer stuff that I'd want to do during the week. Maybe? 

These were the thoughts running through my head as I lay in bed talking to the sub caller. 

I asked when school started for the day. 8:30. It would be tight (as I had to get up and get dressed), but I could get there. Did I want to? 

There is only one school open now. The alternative education center. I know this because last year at this time I accepted a gig there for the vacant English class. Guess what gig I was being offered. But this year we're back on campus. 

In the end, I decided that I was truly that bored and that I'd regret not taking the gig, so I accepted. 

They have air conditioning, and it gets me out of the house. So, guess which blog is going to have subbing stories again? I know, crazy.

17 comments:

  1. They have air conditioning. That is such a great motivator this time of year, isn't it?

    Hooray for summer subbing stories!

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  2. Keep the stories coming. A/C wasn't always part of our school teaching years.

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    1. I remember when I was in high school, some of my classes were air conditioned and some weren't. I did not enjoy the ones that weren't, especially when they were in the afternoon.

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  3. If you don't have air conditioning it was a pretty easy yes! Have fun! :)

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  4. Air conditioning! Always a plus. And having more fodder for the blog is what keeps us entertained.

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  5. Air conditioning is a deal maker …

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  6. Yeah for new stories! Too bad for the new Calash, it's not going to finish soon ;)

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  7. I hope the kids aren't to hard on you.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  8. Hi Liz - sounds a good 'gig' to have appeared on your horizon ... especially with the air conditioning - the stories will be good too ... enjoy?! Cheers Hilary

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  9. Air conditioning is amazing :D

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    1. It's the best, especially right about now.

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  10. It sounds like you made the right choice. :) Is your place not air conditioned? I can no longer live without A/C and would be a sad statistic if I didn't have access. ~nods~ I hope things go well on campus.

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    1. No, my place has air conditioning, but it's not that great. And it's not been hot enough, really, to have it on. In the classroom, I can blast it even when it's pleasant outside (kiddos in classroom heat room).

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  11. Yeah for the A/C. I guess this was meant to be. I am very rarely bored to be honest.

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  12. O, that's nice. I am sure you wouldn't have to regret. Looking forward to your stories.

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  13. I grew up in the sub-tropics and we had no classroom cooling. We were lucky to have a single ceiling fan. With humidity near 100% most days, and the temps in the mid to high 30s'C (95'F approx) we would stick to our chairs and leave damp patches on the desk from our arms. I'd choose the air-con as well :)

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