I'm sure if you've been following the special edition of "Ramblings of the surprise dyke trapped indoors and loosing her sanity" you will be able to fully appreciate how excited I was to go back today. Even better were my students who WANTED to be there-it was awesome. What was NOT awesome was that some of them lost their sanity and acted a damn fool requiring me to give several monologues about expectations. While some may have acted a damn fool at least they were listening:
Offense: jumping in seats and general damn foolishness
Perpetrators: Student 1 and Student 2
Me: I KNOW you know why I am standing here. Correct?
Students 1&2: (looking at the floor) Yes ma'am.
Me: Then tell me, why did I walk across the cafeteria, leave my delicious lunch that is now getting cold, and come to your table?
Student 1: Well, see what ha'happened-
Student 2:-Don't even try that she SAW us stupid.
Me: Hey! Hey! Hey! I'm standing right here!!!
Student 2: Sorry Miss _____. Sorry Student 1.
Student 1: It's cool. (looking at me) We've got ourselves under control. (nodding) Promise.
Me: Are you certain? Because if I have to come over here again...
Student 1: No, no, no that won't be necessary. We know better than to be THAT class in the cafeteria. After our routine was interrupted we lost control of our minds and self control for a minute. Trust us, we've found our brains.
Me: THAT class? What is THAT class?
Student 2: Mtttz. You know who we're talking about Miss ___. The one where you look and say, 'Can you believe THAT class acting a fool!?!?' We know better than to embarrass you like that 'cuz you will call our moms and embarrass us.
Student 1: Nu-uh!
Student 2: Chu-huh! She totally called my mom last year when I acted a fool in the cafeteria. AND she made me tell my mom what I did on the phone. It was bad man. Trust me, you don't want that to happen.
Student 1: Man.
Student 2: Seriously. Miss ____ don't play.
Me: And neither should you. Finish eating you only have five minutes left.
Students: Five minutes!
Me: Yup. That's what happens when you loose your minds and self control. I'm going back to my lunch which better not be cold or I'm giving you the long distance stink eye.