Friday, May 16, 2003

Today was "Teachers' Day" (at least here in Mex). I was unaware of such a holiday. I got a memo, but promptly filed it in my "I don't care" box. I did get some specially-printed cards which the students are encouraged to dole out to their favorite teacher.

How many cards did YOU get, Greggie Brown?

I got 6.

How many students do YOU have, Greggie Brown?

I have around 150 students.

I also got an apple with flowers stuck in it. One of my students actually paid for that arrangement. It is the thought that counts.

At Birgit's school it is a big deal (it isn't really such a big deal at mine. Really. It isn't. Why are you looking at me like that?) and the students handed out lavish gifts (we both teach more than a few wealthy children). Interestingly, the gifts were apparently somewhat less lavish, on average, than in years past. One teacher jokingly chalked it up to "wartime shortages".

I hear "He Said" by Edie Brickell and New Bohemians and "Lithium" by Nirvana.


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