VJ’s Weekly Challenge #124: embarrassing moments

Assigned to teach Civics, a dry subject in itself, I looked for ways to keep the class engaged. One day we were examining the language of some bill or another (can’t remember which) and in order to break the painful disinterest, I decided to read it out loud in my best imitation of the Queen of England. Faces lit up and turned my way and all were having a jolly good time when just at that moment the Vice Principal entered the room unannounced and proceeded to the back of the class.

Attempting to regain my composure, and my normal voice, I greeted her.

She was intent on finding and absconding with a particular student, and as soon as the two exited the room, we all erupted in gales of laughter.

“Do you think she heard you?” a student asked.

I stopped by the office after class to apologize for my shenanigans, but she hadn’t even noticed. Phew!


Times like this, we all need a good laugh. Just thinking about some of the exploits I got up to as a teacher (and come to think of it, student) always makes me giggle. I’m sure you have stories like that too. Can’t wait to hear them.

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

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