Sunday, November 14, 2010

Apparently, I'm Scary

Scene: Lunchtime in a fellow teacher's classroom. Dr. Chemistry is working on chem equations with a student, and I'm sitting nearby eating my lunch. Another student walks past the open door of the classroom; Dr. Chemistry waves at the student, and the student hurriedly continues past without acknowledging the wave.

Dr. C: He looked scared. I wonder why he looked so scared.

Student: Because you're terrifying.

Dr. C: I don't see why everyone thinks I'm so scary. I haven't killed or eaten anyone that they know of.

[... Long silent pause as the student stares, somewhat disconcerted, at Dr. Chemistry. I, meanwhile, am merely thoughtful. After a moment...]

Me: Why would you eat them?

Dr. C: Because I'm hungry. Pretty much all the time.

Me: Okay, but I mean, you really ought to be able to find something tastier to eat than the rotting carcasses of your victims, right?

Dr. C: Humans don't taste that bad, actually.

Me: Yeah, but still. I mean, there must be something better.

Student: See, it's exchanges like this that make you two pretty much the scariest teachers EVER.


Don't worry, though: I make up for being scary by also being well-dressed...

Note: The band-aids on my chin are due to an unfortunate run-in with my coffee table.

I have no idea why I look so angry here. And yes, I'm wearing Hello Kitty band-aids.

Now I'm wearing Elmo band-aids.

Look, Ma! No band-aids!

Scary? Me? Nah...


gnomesque said...

Far too lovely to be scary! Love your outfits.

BetteJo said...

Okay, I read that title wrong. I got all the way to the end and was scratching my head wondering what you were sorry about. Gah!

Mrs. Chili said...

Oh, no; USE the scary! It's always good to have them at least a LITTLE afraid of you... TRUST me!!

Lindz said...

Well dressed indeed. I am so glad my district allows us to be rather casual. As for the scary part, students can turn any statement into whatever they want.

flutter said...

I am scared of you RIGHT NOW. :p

The other J said...

As we discussed the other night, the main issue here is the butchering of your victims. It seems too messy to be worth it.

Anonymous said...

I just wandered over to your blog from Aly's. I love your boots!