Have you ever wondered why teachers are so weird? And willing to make total fools of themselves in front of the most critical audiences on the planet?
Middle aged women who rap poetry--perhaps poorly. Poor poetry or poor rapping? Not sure which.
Does it make you curious why teachers laugh at their own dumb jokes?
Did you know punctuation kills? Watch out for comma placement!
"Let's eat Grandma!" Oh no! Poor Grandma!
"Let's eat, Grandma!" Much better!
(personally I think this is totally hilarious and not dumb at all!)
I'll tell you why--cause we are desperate for entertainment. Appropriate entertainment that is.
When you repeat the same thing multiple times a day to the same blank-eyed stares, sometimes you've just got to rap badly.
Or tell dumb jokes. That you can laugh at.
It's not about entertaining the students. Oh no.
It's about entertaining yourself to save your sanity.
And suddenly, you don't really care if you look foolish, or sound dumb, or like your mother or like that 7th grade science teacher.
You're just a person who needs some levity to push back the sea of savage beasts that are swarming around your desk and threatening to engulf you.
And you are not afraid to mix metaphors.
Because you've come to realize the blank-eyed stares of the savage, swarming beasts is actually the Zombie Apocalypse and it is already here in the form of America's Youth.
Believe it. Or not.
Many stories herein are subject to the faulty, and sometimes creative, memory of the blog owner and should not be taken as factual, although the names and events are real! Kind of.