Monthly Archives: May 2015

Weird Workings of the Week

The weekly wrap up of the weird things that happened at my 3 jobs this week.

Job 1:The Middle School
So I will be the first to admit when I was this age I messed about with Ouija boards at sleepovers and such. This is a normal part of adolescence. The great exploration of the spooky unknown with your friends. What strikes me as not normal was having to stop 2 boys in 2 classes from drawing some kind of bargain basement, over simplified version, and trying to talk to somebody named ‘Charlie’. Nowhere in my education training was having to stop students from trying to raise the dead at school.

Job 2: The College
This week I started teaching at the local community college. This is my first time teaching at this level and I was very excited, and my class, though small, didn’t disappoint. I’ve got a mix of students at different levels. And one student who brought his girlfriend to a 4 hour class on humanity. They scootched in just as the class was starting so I decided to skip the hassle of getting rid of her until I could get feedback from the department head. So now I have to email him and tell him not to do that again. I agree my classes are entertaining, but I would never think to bring a date to one.

Job 3: The Jewelry Store
This job involves the general public the most of the three. And the general public is always good for a dose of the wacky. This week’s wacky arrived in the form of a woman who asked if we had any rings. Again, this is in a jewelry store. But she didn’t have any idea what kind of ring she might want. Not even a budget, or a metal. And she got huffy with me because I finally had to suggest she look around for ideas of what she would like to narrow down her search. Apparently, I’m crazy for not being willing to pull out every ring in every case, in every bay in the store in an attempt to compensate for my psychic powers being on the fritz.


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