Friday, February 29, 2008

I have started subbing in the Florence school district and I have had a few funny experiences. One that really stands out happened when I started talking to a student who is mentally handicapped. You first need to know that I was subbing in a weight lifting class and because I am not certified on weights the kids had to hang out in the gym. Also in the gym was another sub who was covering for a P.E. teacher. Needless to say the the other sub and I hung out all day. Well, this lady was maybe five feet tall and she probably weighed eighty five pounds, she was tiny! After class had ended, all the kids were lining up and the boy with the handicap approached me and asked "Where is the substitute?". I, feeling a need to joke around, said "I am a substitute." The boy then replied "Where is the short substitute?". Again, feeling the need to be smart, I said "I am kind of short." The boy was stumped and I could tell he was thinking hard on what to ask next so he could distinguish the other substitute from myself (by this time all the other students are listening to our conversation). After a few seconds of contemplation, the boy asked "Where is the short, SKINNY sub?" The crowd erupted in laughter, including myself, and I could hardly believe what I just heard! I am realizing that I totally set myself up for that one. I happened to sub in that same class for 4 more days and everyday the same boy came up and said "Hi tubby!". Needless to say it was a great week teaching.

1 comment:

Lyndsey said...

This is so funny!!! I can imagine that you have funny experiences like this all the time. So fun!!