If someone stares at you for a longer period of time than is normal it’s because:
a) You walk like Mr Bean dances
b) Dental hygiene for you is a buzzword of the 1950’s
c) They saw your wanted poster outside the police station
d) You’re having a wardrobe malfunction
e) Wearing a bib should be mandatory for you
f) They’re staring at the collar around your neck
Well, it’s a tough job, but someone has to refute most of those alternative options above:
a) I tend to hobble in boots rather than walk, and I keep my arms firmly to my sides, avoiding any circular motion
b) I have an uber-super Oral B supersonic electric toothbrush, which could also double as a vibrator thanks to its 10,000 oscillations a minute
c) I’ve never been caught for anything I’ve done wrong (^v^)
d) Wardrobe malfunctions are usually confined to slut wear and since I’ve been in henny penny teacher wear, it ain’t happening
e) I know that food goes into my mouth and not onto my shirt (hint, hint Master)
So obviously the answer must be f. But for some reason, when I notice someone staring at me, I always assume it’s one of the reason listed from a to e above. That last one never really seems to dawn on me until much, much later.
Still no more comments on the collar, but I am noticing more people staring. Any one want to place a bet on whether I get any straight out questions or comments before the end of my 6 week prac? Master and I played this game before with his family and I lost and my ass paid for it. I thought most people would be tactful enough not to say anything, and his family wasn’t, but how about 120 teaching staff and 1800 kids?