The ins and outs of a young library media specialist's life. Rock, rock on.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Brief Encounter

This morning before school started I told a student he had to go back to the cafeteria to hang out because the library was full, and this is exactly what he said to me:

"Ok, then please advise me on something: would it be better for me to just try to sneak in another way, or should I take this to a higher authority? Because the library doesn't look full to me."

To which I replied, "You know, if you had asked me politely if you could please use the computers this morning, I would have agreed. Instead, you're going to turn around and go back to the cafeteria anyway with a bonus of a detention from me for Monday afternoon. And you can take that up with any higher authority you wish."

That's right, punks. Don't mess with me this week. I don't care if you're in sixth grade and you're socially retarded. It's going down.

February is off to a roaring start.


Anonymous megan rocks hardcore!

I would punch him in his sass mouth. But, then again, that's probably why I don't work with children.

11:16 AM

Blogger Ween rocks hardcore!

I love that a 12-year-old thinks that intimidation will work.

I also love that you gave him a smackdown.

1:44 PM

Blogger Beej rocks hardcore!

I dunno - the kid has some chutzpah! I kinda like his moxie.

Still, you should stomp it out of him!

1:50 PM

Blogger Joan rocks hardcore!

Just be thankful you're not this kid's parent. Just think what the future holds for them!

2:54 PM

Blogger Lisa rocks hardcore!

Good for you! Sometimes I WISH I could hand out detentions to my elementary school kids!!!

5:59 AM

Blogger stilettoheights rocks hardcore!

wow, you're like female Clint Eastwood...all dangerous and authoritative.

I bet that kid secretely has a mad crush on you now...prepare to be stalked.

8:15 AM

Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

M- I should have. And while he was on the ground, called him "Sissy Sassafras".

W- Smackdowns are one of the perks of working in a school.

B- I don't know if it's chutzpah so much as the physical inability of his brain to process and/or filter any information from coming out of his mouth...

J- Working in a middle school is one of the more effective means of birth control available.

L- You could, but then they'd probably cry. Elementary kids are not so tough and jaded as middle schoolers.

S- There are a few kiddos that I suspect have a minor crush, it's more disconcerting than cute.

8:36 AM

Blogger MyUtopia rocks hardcore!

What a brat!

10:45 AM


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