I’ve Heard Some Really Strange Things

January 30, 2012 in Education, Life Lessons

People say strange things.

Without further ado, here are the top four strange things that were said to me in the last week:

1. From a student, at the start of class: “You’re on the hunt for a man-friend, right, Miss?” Me: “My husband would be very surprised to hear if I were.” Student: “You’re not married, Miss. You’re only 19!”

2. From a student, in the middle of class: “Your glasses make you look like a Grandma.” Me: “Thank you.” Student: “I’m not trying to mean.”

3. From a bar patron while I was ordering Mexican take-out: “You have great skin. Take care of it. It’s not gonna last forever.” Me: “Thank you. That’s very kind of you to say.” Bar patron: “I bet that’s the strangest thing anyone has ever said to you.” Me: “I teach freshmen. I’m pretty used to having strange things said to me.” (Ahem.)

4. From the bathroom mirror at school:

Yep. That happened.

Sometimes I play a game where I try to decide which comments are strangest. I usually can’t pick just one. It was difficult enough to curate the top four. I think numbers 1 & 4 are tied for me.

How was your weekend? Any weird things been said to you lately? :)

I’ve Heard Some Really Strange Things

6 Comments

    1. man, i wish i could look 9 years younger! even if it was to a 15-year-old!

    2. Luke says:

      Haha, these are awesome. Grandma.

    3. matt says:

      One of my more favorite comments from a student: Mr. Rose, how many kids you got? Me: None, I’m only 25. Her: 25?! My mom’s 27 and she has 4 kids (she was 12). Mr. Rose, you look 50.
      A few years later, she was on the Maury Povich show trying to find her “baby daddy” The guy was not the father.

    4. Pagan God says:

      Don’t lie. You are like Leonardo Dicaprio in “Catch Me If You Can”, impersonating adults. I could be Tom Hanks and bust you but I’m too busy being awesome.

    5. Sarah says:

      oh kids!!! hilar.

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