Why people should teach Shakespeare:
With love’s light wings did I o'erperch these walls,
Teacher: What animal is Romeo comparing himself to?
Teacher: Come on what animal has wings?
Elma: An angel?
Urv: A fly?
Frank: A cow?
Elma: Oh my God I am SO through with this class.
Why people should teach sixth graders after a long day with the above tenth grade class:
Cute sixth grade girl whose name I can't remember yet: They told me you were a very boring teacher but you're funny!
Why people should ride the public bus after a long, long day with above:
Me: Can you move your book bag so I can sit on the seat?
Bookbag young man: (after getting up and letting me sit) Can't you sit on another seat? Can't you move to the back of the bus? Can't you stand?
Me: I could do all those things, but didn't your mom teach you to give a seat to your elders? You're young and healthy.
BYM: Are you calling me ugly?
Me: No healthy, you look strong and handsome to me.
BYM: Handsome- can I have your number?
Me: You could but rumor has it I'm very boring!