Today we took the kids to be tested for the magnet school in Hendersonville, just to keep our options open for next fall. Since neither of us knows where we'll be working or living next year, we decided to make a list of all possibilities and this was one of them. Although, I don't know why we bothered because, even if they pass the test, there's no guarantee they'll get in. There will be a lottery among the kids who pass for a spot on the waiting list since there are no open spots anywhere in the school. Well, I take that back--there are 40 spots in kindergarten and THREE spots in 12th grade. Yeah, like that helps me and my kids. But let's look on the bright side--maybe if we get their names somewhere on the waiting list now, their children might have a shot of getting in someday.
So anyway, we were waiting at a table with two other moms (one whose kids are currently enrolled at the school where I teach) and she was asking me how the magnet school compares with the other schools in the county. I told them about our experience at the boys' former magnet school in another county. I was trying to tell them about a particular teacher at the old school and how he's a smart guy but he comes off as sort of a goof because he has a very self-deprecating sense of humor.
Only I said "self-DEFECATING." Yes, I did. I told complete strangers that a teacher at my kids' school poops on himself.
I believe I just proved the superiority of magnet school teachers over regular teachers. At least they're superior to ME. I bet they don't discuss the bowel habits of their coworkers with complete strangers.