Friday, June 29, 2007

Living in the Neighborhood

I live in a different part of town from the HS at which I teach, about 40 minutes away. Though I could do with a shorter commute, I do like the fact that when I go out in public, I don't have to have my teacher persona on all the time. I can go out without makeup and in shorts and a t-shirt and not look over my shoulder when I buy feminine supplies at the grocery store and such.

Today my husband and I were out doing a chore way down by my school. I was grungy looking, and we were hungry, and I remembered a great food place to stop at. My stomach won out over good sense, and we stopped in. I got lucky and didn't see any students while we quickly downed our food and made our escape. Whew.

6 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:26 AM

    That looks cute, and maybe not far from the truth since we seem to live and breathe school sometimes.

    Ms. Cookie

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  2. Anonymous6:04 PM

    No such luck in our small town. We always see somebody and talk about searching the checkout lines just to find one where we can buy without embarassment!

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  3. Anonymous10:31 PM

    Yeesh! Who knew the OTHER perks of menopause.

    Ms. Cookie

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  4. MathTeacher4412:45 PM

    As a younger teacher I'm always worried about students popping up in my "real" life--especially when I have the boyfriend I don't talk about at school in tow.....I live a couple towns over from where I teach, but it still happens.

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  5. Anonymous3:18 PM

    I know, there's a split second where you have to change your mindset and persona it almost seems like.

    Ms. Cookie

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