Redneck Review

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Top Ten Tuesday: Back-to-School Edition

Top Ten Tuesday was brought to me by Redneck Diva, by way
of April. I'm glad, too, because what I wanted to write about was
too long, and now I have a shorter way to gripe. So here it is:

Top Ten Things I Hate About Going Back To School

1. A two-hour-and-forty-minute meeting

2. No Sonic Large Cherry Diet Coke

3. My aching feet

4. The mother of all headaches

5. No afternoon nap

6. Parents who show up at 5:30 for the 6:00 to 8:00 Open House

7. Fellow teachers who hog the copy machine

8. No time to work in rooms because we have MEETINGS
every day for 3 days

9. People who are standing in the hall talking at 8:21 at the
6:00 to 8:00 Open House.

10. Parents who come to pick up their child's schedule at 1:20,
(which is prime no-meeting work time), drop in to chat with the
teacher, and stay until 2:40, instead of coming to the 6:00 to 8:00
Open House.


  • At 11:17 PM, Blogger Rachy said…

    I think the most disturbing thing is no sonic coke, because if you had some of that then everything else might be bearable.

  • At 11:58 PM, Blogger Hillbilly Mom said…

    A Sonic Large Diet Cherry Coke would make the headache go away, and I wouldn't want a nap. But I could not sit through the two-hour-and-forty- minute meeting without going to the bathroom.

    The parents might see me sipping it, and think, "I, too, would like to be sipping a Sonic Large Diet Cherry Coke," and they would leave on time.

  • At 12:44 PM, Blogger afp763389 said…

    ... :(

  • At 2:03 PM, Blogger Raehan said…

    I hope I'm not one of those parents when my girls are in school.

    Teacher meetings. Yuck.

  • At 3:24 PM, Blogger MrsCoach2U said…

    At least you got a room, Mr. Coach floats from room to room every hour with his Science stuff. First time he leaves frog guts on the English teachers desk I bet they find him a classroom real fast.

  • At 7:22 PM, Blogger Hillbilly Mom said…

    Mrs. Coach,
    I used to share with the Home Ec teacher in the afternoon. That was how to get her goat--call her class Home Ec instead of FACS. Any time something went wrong, she blamed my class. I couldn't figure out how they were eating the cookies left out to cool, and getting into her closet, and getting gum on the tables, etc. I have very good class control, and didn't know how they were doing all this without me noticing. Then, I came over early one day and found out that a Health and Fitness class of 40 boys was using her room before me. Case closed.

    The only good thing about floating:
    no bulletin boards or decorating the classroom or posting all the safety stuff.

  • At 2:58 AM, Blogger Rebecca said…

    Hi Ms Hillbilly Mom,
    Sorry I couldn't get to the open house in time, I was busy using the photocopier. If I bring you a Sonic, can I turn up at 10pm? :-P

  • At 6:27 PM, Blogger deadpanann said…

    HBMOM--I can't complain about parents sticking around too long for Open House since only 4 of mine showed up. I did have to sit in the meeting though.

    Oh, and my feet---oh God my poor feet have never ached like this. They ache NOW and I've been mostly sitting since about 4:00. It's a constant pain that hasn't gone away for long since last Monday. I've GOT to find some shoes that are comfortable yet dressy enough to wear with a skirt or a pair of dress pants. Any ideas?

    Good luck with your students

  • At 7:47 PM, Blogger Rebecca said…

    Hi DeadPanAnne,
    We have this product here by Scholl's called Party Feet. They are a little gel insert that goes in your shoes. They make a big difference.

  • At 11:13 PM, Blogger Hillbilly Mom said…

    You can turn up at 10:00, but I won't be there. Leave the Sonic Large Cherry Diet Coke by the back door. I will be home watching Seinfeld.

    I'm not so sure you should have recommended "Party Feet" to Miss Ann. It seems to me that ferrets on crack would love to get ahold of "Party Feet." The little felons will be gellin'.

    Miss Ann,
    I used to wear some nice color-coordindated flats, but my feet hurt too much. Now I am old and have captured a husband, and I just don't care. I wear loafers because they are more comfortable. And I gave up on the skirts, too.

    Here's a suggestion. Take another pair of shoes, and change after lunch. This used to help me.


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