6/9/12

What did you say? WHAT did you SAY?


Once upon a time there was a woman who was hired by a principal to be a fifth grade teacher.  The woman was young(ish) and thrilled to have a job- even if it meant teaching children who were probably as tall as she was.

She worked happily for ten years in that building, until her principal asked for someone to move to second grade.  With a new baby at home and two daughters at her school, this teacher volunteered to make the move to 2nd grade.

She worked happily there for three years, until said principal decided that she would make a great kindergarten teacher in the school’s new “all-day” kindergarten program.   And while this fictitious teacher was hesitant (“I WILL NEVER DO IT!! NEVER, NEVER, NEVER!!”) she realized that the principal was, indeed, her boss-and that whatever he said was what she would have to do.

She worked happily there for ten years, until said principal decided that this particular teacher (who had been voted the poster-child for change) would be a great candidate for the extra TOP-TOP secret “teacher relocation” program, and wouldn’t be told where she was going or what she was teaching.

Sure, the main character of this fictitious story had many unique gifts- and one of them was her unique ability to get herself in trouble.  It was never done intentionally, but it was certainly a talent.  The fact that she was a pretty @!)#*good teacher never seemed to keep her out of hot water, and finally this particular faux pas was one that put her at odds with her boss.  And frankly, this particular faux pas is the one that might have earned her that spot in the teacher relocation program.

Ms. LuckyMe was packing her room last Friday, when her boss came in to do the final “check-out”.

He looked at her and said, “I don’t want there to be any hard feelings…I know that you will be a great addition to Jones Elementary, and....”

The teacher cut him off, “Please, please.  I just want you to know that I am in a very good place.  You gave me a gift- and I have no time for anything but excitement.   Thank you for doing FOR me, what I couldn’t do myself.  It's all good.”


We made our way to the door, and I remembered that he was heading to Haiti that night for a special trip that involved opening a school there.  I wished him well, and asked, “Is there a way for the school to follow what you are doing?”



He looked at me and said, “Um.  Yeah.  I, uh, well, I started a blog.”



“I’m sorry, WHAT did you say?”  I said, in shock.



He looked at me.  “Yep.  I started a blog.”


It has come full circle; a full, shocking, incredible bloggy circle.


(Oh My Lord.)



12 comments:

NotesFromAbroad said...

Well, we all know that the ficticious teacher is going to be extremely happy at the ficticious school that she was relocated to .. and I am one of those who believes that everything happens for a reason. You know, if she hadn't been teacher that year in that grade she would not have met a student named, whatever.. frank or fred or something.
I love that MsLuckyMe was able to say thank you for doing this for me :)
Love you,

SkylersDad said...

You should totally troll his blog. Er, I mean the fictitious teacher should troll his blog...

#1Nana said...

It is incredibly hard to take the high road. In a similar situation I tried, but the path was slippery and sometimes I slid off. You have done a great job of maintaining your integrity. I hope the change will work out to be all that you want it to be.

shrink on the couch said...

Hi, I'm here to apply to the head-troll position?

Brian Miller said...

smiles....infesting them one at a time.....haha....and you are living a blessing...

A Speckled Trout said...

As one of my daughter's students says to her on a regular basis............"Well, ain't that about something?"

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Gives "what goes around, comes around" a whole new meaning!

Kathy at kissing the frog said...

I love it when things come full circle!

Lynn MacDonald said...

This is so incredibly funny. In a way, all these moves might have been the thing that made you strong enough for the big change you made last year.

After all, they say whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger. I personally think they're full of shit, whoever they is.

Anonymous said...

Said fictitious teacher wouldn't possibly, may be want to share said fictitious principal's blog?

notme said...

OH MY LORD is right! I'm really rolling on the floor, laughing.......

What I wanna know is...did you keep a straight face?

Anonymous said...

I am sure that he will blog with tact and decorum. If the blog was initiated to report the events of the trip, then he will have all involved parties' permission to report on the events of the trip. He will be mindful of how others will perceive what he writes.