Occasionally when I meet people and tell them I'm a high school teacher they try to be nice/funny/flattering and say something awkward like "Oh I bet the students are all in love with you since you are so pretty" ha ha ha HA! Very funny! On a side note I maintain a very professional relationship with my students and no one ever flirts with me (thank goodness) But just in case you have secretly had the same thought this story should clear up that disillusion.
Last week I taught my German classes the word die Ehe trans. the marriage I was using die Ehe in various sentences and then I realized that I had a mini album of wedding photos on my desk. So I grabbed a few and continued talking about die Ehe while I flipped through. I ended up sending the album around the room while I tried to continue teaching. Then one of my students said: "Is this really you?" and the conversation continued like this:
male student: "Is this really you?"
me: "errrrrrrr yes that is me" (in English)
female student: "wow you look really pretty."
male student: "This is seriously you? How long have you been married?!?"
male student: "yeah! how long?"
me: "I got married two and a half years ago. *pause* Doesn't it look like me?"
male student: "Well it kind of looks like you, but you don't wear make up."
female student: "Yes it looks like you. You guys be nice to her." - bless her heart!
me: "I wear make up! like last week when the...."
male student: "And you don't have your glasses on."
male student: "I didn't even know you had contacts."
several male students: "yeah!"
me: "You guys know I have contacts I wear them all the time!"
male student: You look so happy!
female student: yes you look so happy!
me: "I was really happy! But I'm happy to be at school teaching you too. Don't I look happy?"
male student: "no not really."
female student: "you look a little tired."
male student: "This is seriously you" - obviously someone just woke up.
me: "What!?! I'm totally happy and YES that is me"
male student: "Okay you look a little happy but a little tired too."
female student: "You still look like that. Don't listen to them." -thanks but my confidence is wavering.
male student: "I can tell this is you...but.......its...... like.......it's like the VAMPIRE VERSION OF YOU."
The VAMPIRE version of me? Seriously?!?!?
Then the whole class started to laugh (me too) The vampire comment was just so funny coming from a boy. Note: in the Twilight series which all my students have read the Vampires don't have fangs, they look normal(ish). Once you became a vampire apparently you look like the supermodel version of your self.
Could my smile get any bigger????
I guess I can see how this was the vampire version of me. It was the happiest day of my life and no matter how happy teaching makes me it obviously doesn't compare to marring Prince Charming. This picture courtesy of my cute cousin-in-law Alison who is also a life of the riddle blog follower. (It is such a pleasant surprise to find that people follow my blog!)
Merry Christmas everyone may all of us look closer to our Vampire-selves on a daily basis.