Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Wish I Had More For You...

I'm wearing my Busy Sheepie hat tonight, folks. So this one is a quickie. Tomorrow night I will return, fresh from Parent/Teacher Conferences Part One, in which I cleverly demonstrate how to fill many, many hours that one has to be in attendance but for which one has no scheduled conferences. I do believe I'll be ready for a little Wednesday Night Bullet Post at that point.

Meanwhile, let me leave you with The Best Line Of The Day. Here's the set-up:

I was helping one of my students today while his class was enjoying their scheduled library time. He was having some difficulties with the shelving system and with figuring out out just what he wanted to read. After scanning the computerized card catalogue and discussing various options, he settled on an Animal Book. I agreeably escorted him to the appropriate section and we selected several titles. He was thrilled to find one book in particular.

Ms. Sheep, look!!! It's a book about guinea pigs!!!

Actually sweetheart, those aren't guinea pigs. Those are hamsters.

(Insert benevolent smile and teacherly glow here. Children are really such treasures, after all...)

After a pause and a lengthy gander at the cover art, he said:

Ohhhhh...so it was a hamster I stepped on that time!


My job is not an easy one and often interferes with my blogging time. But you do get the occasional giggle-worthy nugget. See you tomorrow!

SA

14 comments:

Mel said...

Uf! Poor hamster.

Teri S. said...

Oops...I hope the hamster wasn't too squished. Good luck with all the non-conferences. Is that good knitting time for you or do you need to look "professionally" busy?

kmkat said...

LOL!

Is there any reason you can't knit while sitting around waiting for parents to venture into your area? Better yet, bring your spinning wheel. Impress the parents and students with your many-talented self.

Jeanne said...

Uchh—flat hamsters! It's time to learn to knit with your toes, that way you can sneak it under your desk.

Faren said...

I had to giggle, but that poor hamster!

Beth said...

It'd be kind of hard to step on a guinea pig, wouldn't it? :)

Anonymous said...

The kids come out with...
I hope you survive the evening.
Karen
http://nothingbutknit.blog-city.com/

Anne said...

Heh. Kids. Think there's a reason WC Fields said you should never work with em?

Lorraine said...

LOL. Oops, supposed PETA will fine me for laughing at that one?

trek said...

Ew!
Bring knitting for between appointments - and for those appointments where the parent forgets to show - there is always one, isn't there?

Susan Pandorf said...

Well.

You ARE just too much fun.

Think I'll just have to keep checking back...

Blessings (and giggles!)

Cursing Mama said...

wiping yogurt off monitor......

Knitting Linguist said...

Bwahaha! Thank goodness I'd swallowed my water before reading the punchline! Good luck with the conferences tonight...

Bobbi said...

oh my! LOL