The other day, a kid in my first period asked me what crawled up my ass and died. Yup. I had gotten tired of his and his friends mucking around (Aussie speak, thanks to B) during class and employed multiple non-verbal “100% engagement strategies” on them all at once. I stood right next their chairs. I tapped on the worksheets they were supposed to be paying attention to. I mimed putting a cell phone away and taking head phones out (teenagers are a cleaver bunch when it comes to illicit technology use in the classroom). I made eye contact and scanned their work area. Then finally, I crouched down to their level and asked if they needed help getting started. “Miss, what crawled up you ass and died today?” LOLZ. I chuckled and said something along the lines of “your lack of work”. Was that appropriate? Who cares? The kid who said it got started and got his work done eventually.
Today I wore a new linen button down from Madewell (super sale!). White shirts are basic, classic and creates an instant “professional” look. This one in particular is awesome because it’s long enough to cover my entire torso. Also, I can wear this shirt till I’m old and fabulous as it’s not too teenager-y like other things I have. Linen is pretty much permanently wrinkled, so it fits my non-ironing life style. When B’s mum was in town, she actually helped me iron a couple shirts (#winning). I’m saving those shirts for a special occasion now.
glasses: warby parker – shirt: madewell – belt: urban outfitters – jeans: j.brand via nordstrom rack – boots: steve madden
3 thoughts on “Mucking Around”
I think you were entirely too polite to that offensive cretin, at least by half!
like water off a ducks’ back. kids may be offensive sometimes, but generally speaking, they still have good hearts.
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I love you for saying that!