First off, I want to say Im so happy that so many of you love this series and I am so glad that I am able to share my crazy substitute stories!
Hide & Seek:
This one is going to be very short and sweet. I was subbing at the high school, yes, the high school, when a student looked over at me and asked me if we could all play hide & seek. I said no.
The same high school student that asked to play hide & seek, later asked if we could all play footsies…again I said no.
It could be my height or the fact I look young in general, but at the age of 23 I still get confused for a student at times. I’ve had several instances where I ring the buzzer of the school and they go “students enter through the other door” to which I reply “I’m a substitute” then face the camera and they go “Ohhhhh Bea, I’m so sorry didn’t recognize you for a second!” Other times, I’ve been in the classroom amongst the students and administration or security comes in and goes “wait there is no teacher in here?!” I wonder how much longer I’ll be confused for a high school student.
The Jordan Year:
Have you heard of that expression? “The Jordan Year” typically refers to the year that you are 23, which is my current age. I have had most of the school ask me how old I am because they think I look so young; after countless wrong guesses, they finally guess 23. Well, one time when I shook my head yes to 23, I overheard a student go “if she’s 23, I’m 23.” CRREEEEPPPPPYYY.
Well, I think now that we are all creeped out we can move onto better things! I hope you enjoyed this post and if you haven’t been reading my other As Told By A Substitute posts, than I think you really should because people have been responding greatly to them.