Friday, August 28, 2009

Mistaken Identity

There has been one reoccurring situation that bothered me at first, but now I’m just trying to let it go!! It’s not an issue with the students, but rather almost all of the staff and parents. So what am I talking about?? The following statements should make it a little clearer:

- Excuse me, you need to be in line! (Gentle push to help me get into line)
- We do not talk in the hallways, young lady!
- Oh my goodness, you mean you’re not one of the students?!

In a nutshell, everyone seems to mistake me for one of the students. Now I thought my professional dress and my “teacher demeanor” would help me stand out a little more but obviously I was mistaken. I know I’m only 5’2’’, 115 pounds, but gee wiz, people, clearly a student would not be walking through the hallways with a clip board and high heels!!!! At first it bothered me, but now I just try to take it as a compliment to my apparently youthful appearance!

1 comment:

  1. Just enjoy it! My niece is 32 and still looks really young. She gets comments like that all of the time. I only wish I had that problem. Keep doing what you're doing. It sounds like you are off to a great teaching career. (I am Betty from Teacher Lingo and look forward to reading more of your posts.:))