Tuesday, 27 March 2012

A Tuesday Tale - the perils of teaching

Some of you have remarked that perhaps I got my sense of humour from my Dad - well, this tale of his still makes me giggle over 30 years later. It isn't true but it was one of his favourites!
A teacher of infants kept finding little puddles in the classroom - someone wasn't properly toilet trained. Eventually, she made an announcement to the little faces gazing up at her from their desks.

'Alright, so someone here is leaving puddles on the floor and I need to know who it is. We're all going to close our eyes, including me, and then I want the person responsible to come to the front of the classroom, take a piece of chalk, walk behind the easel and write their name on the back of the blackboard. Then after class we can have a secret little talk and see how we can sort the toilet training problem out. No-one else will know. I'm going to close my eyes and turn my back and I want all of you to close your eyes tightly and put your heads on your desks'.

The little ones nodded and all closed their eyes and dutifully put their heads down on their desks.

'Right' said the teacher, 'my turn now, and don't worry - you won't get into trouble - we just need to sort out the problem' At that point she turned her back and closed her eyes.

After a little wait she heard a chair being pushed back and the patter of feet to the front of the classroom, then behind the easel. This was followed by slow and very drawn out careful screeching of the chalk on the blackboard as the culprit 'wrote their name'. Afterwards, the little feet pitter pattered back, the chair scraped again and the teacher announced that everyone could open their eyes.

She then walked behind the blackboard to see whose name had been written there - and promptly skidded in a puddle almost doing the splits before sliding across the floor and landing in a heap.

Then she collected herself and looked up at what was written behind the blackboard and this is what it said, in childish writing:

THE FANTUM PIDDLER STRYKES AGAYN 

End of Tuesday's Tale :))

Di
x

25 comments:

Amanda said...

Oh Di I am not surprised this makes you laugh certainly put a smile on this face this morning. Hugs, Amanda x

Annie said...

Brilliant :-)
Hugs,
A x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Thanks for sharing Di - this really made me smile!
Have a happy day - Sylvia x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh my, this is so sweet but so funny too! Can you imagine! Thanks it's made a funny start to my Tuesday morning. Zo x

Carol said...

That so made me laugh out loud Di, just as well I'm on my own this morning! Carol x

Anonymous said...

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA, this has made me larf so much!! Love it...xxx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Tee hee! xxx

Twiglet said...

Good one Di! Have a happy sunny day - its fab over here - just in Wales. x Jo

Lou said...

Hahahahahaaaa fabulous!

Karen said...

What a giggle...thanks for the morning smile!!!

MaggieC said...

Love it, though how the teacher actually got a whole class to close their eyes and keep their heads down is beyond me. Thank you for your visit and ideas about my stinging bees. We think they are solitary bees, so why they are all together, we cannot work out. I will just settle for them just going away. I dare not pick anything up without investigating it thoroughly. Hope you didn't get any hiding in the bed last night. xx Maggie

BetteK said...

Hello Lovely Lady ... thanks for your encouragement !!! THINK I have managed to link my latest snippet correctly - am SO sorry I messed up last time and thanks for putting it right for me. I am the first to admit I am a complete numpty and just have to go on proving it! Love to you, Debbie xXx

505whimsygirl said...

Hee hee! I love reading your Tuesday Tales! Very entertaining!!

Hugs,
Kay

Sandra H said...

l have tears in my eyes as l'm keying this oh so funny Di:)xx

Lyn said...

Another Tuesday tale that made me laugh out loud, wonderful. Take care, Lyn x

Elaine said...

Great story Di
Hugs Elaine

Kathleen said...

Another great story Di, keep them coming, great starting the day with a chuckle.

Kath x

Elizabeth said...

Brilliant ... unbelievably brilliant :) Elizabeth x

Sally H said...

A classic! Thanks for sharing!

Jules said...

Hi Di

Another great tale.

Do you think about what you might write all week or have a little book full of titles ready and waiting?

Not sure I could think of so many different topics.

Love Jules xx

Hazel said...

Love it!! x

Mary said...

I love your stories. I thought all the kids names would be on the board.....Good tale.

Liz said...

A lovely chuckle .... thanks for sharing

Helena said...

LOL read it out to Luvbug too :)

Spyder said...

yes, my first teacher did that too! never worked tho !