3.5.05

Of teachers

I.

So it's Sunday, and it's after the book sale at Expo, and we're kibbitzing about all sorts of stupid shit, as one is wont to do on a rainy afternoon when the arms are tired from heaving hardback books around and the stomach is peckish enough to appreciate Burger King fries and the boy --- that would be Randy, who like Terz, has been "quitting" for about three weeks now --- needs a cigarette.

And suddenly Bryan, who's been asking me all sorts of questions about my job, has an epiphany:

"Shit, we're old enough to be hanging out with teachers, man. Remember when you were young, and teachers were like the adults that were a lot older than you --- and now we're hanging out with a teacher. "

Thanks, man.

II.

A variation on this is a line from the pilot episode of Teachers, in which our protagonist Simon slumps against a wall in the teachers' lounge and sighs:

"I fancy Pauline Young's mother. That's how old I am. I've started fancying the kids' mothers."

Kill me if I ever hit that phase.

III.

You know Teachers is distracting when you're watching it and trying to check email, and end up typing in your work username with your personal password. And even after Gmail rejects you, you blink languidly at the screen, trying to figure what was wrong about the login combination.

Because Teachers is that good. We laugh so that we don't cry.

7 Comments:

At 5/05/2005 10:58 am , Blogger Terz said...

Hmm. Kill you when you start fancying kid's mothers?

Why?

 
At 5/05/2005 1:29 pm , Blogger Little Miss Drinkalot said...

On a related topic, when I was still a student, I could not imagine my teachers having a life outside of school.

 
At 5/06/2005 2:28 am , Blogger Abigael said...

Ahem ... many kid's mothers are pretty fanciable, ok?

 
At 5/06/2005 9:32 am , Blogger Tym said...

Terz --- because I will be old and still, apparently, in teaching.

LMD --- I know!! I still get the looks of shock when I run into students outside of school --- as though teachers only exist in school. At Wine Bar the other night, another teacher acquaintance and I were pondering the consequences of running into our students at a place like that. I think the kids'd be more mortifed...

Abigael --- Your kid is 5; of course there's nothing wrong with you being fancied! My kids are a lot older than that. Pauline Young, in the TV series, is like 16 or something.

 
At 5/06/2005 10:27 am , Blogger beeker said...

see i think the problem with me lies in the other direction, i know my age and have no problems fancying the mothers. it's when i start fancying the kids, that's when i get worried ;) it's depressing to think that i can go cover inter-school sports events, and find 17 and 18-year-olds attractive.

sigh... humsub liao.

 
At 5/06/2005 2:03 pm , Blogger Terz said...

Ehhhh. Not so much the 'old' part. More so the 'menage a trois' part. Hmm!

Also humsub.

 
At 5/06/2005 2:53 pm , Blogger Tym said...

beeker --- How come leh? I always don't find any eye candy in the schools I'm at ... Hamsup!

Terz --- Naturally :P

 

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