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Wednesday, June 06, 2007


The principal here at school says some odd things. Unintentionally hilarious as they are, sometimes I wonder if he doesn't have a bit of a problem with social cues. Or maybe he's just very naive- I mean, he did come from a Catholic school. I'm sure they wouldn't have seen the inherent humor in his comments, like when I was in his office for an observation meeting and he was tapping a particularly bulbous pen on his desk, muttering "Now where should I stick this?"

Or maybe I just have a sick sense of humor. Because I definitely had to stifle a snort of laughter.

Like right before last Christmas break when the youth services group here in town was selling those Kissing Balls as a fundraiser and he got on the intercom to make the announcement: "Anyone interested in kissing balls, please come to the front office" and I heard the entire 8th grade erupt upstairs.

Or last week when he needed volunteers to work the grills at the school's Open House night, and he emailed the entire staff to ask if anyone would "grill his tube steaks".

Or yesterday, when someone asked if a meeting was mandatory and he replied, "Well, I'm not going to gag, blindfold, tie you to a chair, and make you come. But it would be nice."

Sigh. This has been a long year, folks.


Blogger Kelli rocks hardcore!

heh, heh, heh.

He doesn't REALLY say those things and not catch his double-entendre (sp?) does he?

What blogging fodder.

10:45 AM

Blogger Beej rocks hardcore!


11:04 AM

Anonymous Lex rocks hardcore!

Oh my god I dont know how you dont bust out laughing...I would not be able to contain myself!!!

12:00 PM

Blogger moogan rocks hardcore!

sounds like it could become a drinking game. Everytime he makes such a strange comment everyone takes a shot.

12:09 PM

Blogger L Sass rocks hardcore!

what a special guy! but now i need to know what he looks like. i'm picturing a fashion-backwards, but not bad looking, older gent.

1:59 PM

Blogger Ween rocks hardcore!

This? Happens all the time in my office.

But the men here mean it.

Fortunately, I give as good as I get.

2:01 PM

Blogger whiskeymarie rocks hardcore!

I am kind of hoping he DOESN'T get it. That would make the whole thing even more delicious.
I am really going to try to work "tube steaks" into a conversation this week. Twice, if I can.

3:26 PM

Anonymous alyndabear rocks hardcore!

Okay, THAT would have my whole staffroom in hysterics. I guess when you have 99.9% of the staff as women, we *get* the bad wordplay.

3:52 PM

Blogger Lara rocks hardcore!

at rehearsal last night, my partner said, "i want to see how well you can go down."

i swear it wasn't dirty in context, but i laughed a LOT. :-P

6:25 PM

Blogger Kirsten rocks hardcore!

tubesteaks? c'mon! everyone knows that is a penis!

heck, as long as he doesn't make anyone feel creeped out, no harm no foul.

7:45 PM

Blogger stilettoheights rocks hardcore!

I am a 7th grader I swear, I was chuckling with "where should I stick this" and had my eyes filled with tears by "tube steak"...

I think my favorite was "kissing balls" that is too much.

7:54 PM

Blogger Lisa rocks hardcore!

That's FANTASTIC! At least he makes you laugh every now and again!

10:04 PM

Blogger Erikka rocks hardcore!

he HAS to know what he is saying. if it happened once, I'd say he's naive, but that many and that dirty, NO WAY he doesn't know.

11:08 AM

Blogger CarpeDM rocks hardcore!

Oh my God. I am laughing hysterically to myself here (there's a tour and it really wouldn't impress future clients if one of the greatest employees they have (that would be me and my, aren't I modest?) suddenly actually started rolling on the floor laughing). There's no way he can't know what he is saying. I don't know how you keep from laughing.

11:15 AM

Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

I know, it totally sounds like he MUST know what he's saying, but I swear to you he doesn't. And in fact, 99% of the teachers here don't even bat an eyelash when he says these things, so then I'm left choking back inappropriate laughter because everyone else is either naive or dumb.

But holy mother, Chris and I have a laugh later about it.

11:20 AM


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