Me: Okay class, I need you to tell me what costumes you would wear to a costume party?
Student 1: Pirate
Student 2: MasterChief from Halo
Student 3: Gimp mask
Me: What? No! No! You would not wear that.
For the love of the flying spaghetti monster why does a 13 year old student know about gimp masks? I found myself shocked and feeling a little more naive than I'm used to. It's those rose coloured glasses that I keep forgetting to take off because I swear, when I was that age, I didn't know diddly squat. I had a basic understanding of sex but, at thirteen, it wasn't something that I obsessed over. Actually, I didn't even think about it since there were far too many other things to be thinking about. Plus I was a nerd and, quite possibly, one of the most awkward people ever. (I'm still rather awkward as the following exchange may prove)
Student: Miss, you are just like Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory.
Me: I am? *Quirk's eyebrow*
Student: Yeah but with better social skills.
Me: Heh yay.
Obviously, I am still at a loss to fully understand a lot of social situations. So much, in fact, that I've been thinking of getting a tag made that says 'I am socially awkward, if I look confused please inform me of the proper social protocol.'
I often find myself standing in a bar or pub, waiting for friends and feeling as if someone will turn and point at me before telling me that I am not allowed to be in there. Or, I'll arrive early somewhere and I'm never sure if I go in and wait or if I shall wait in my car and then I'm stuck. But that's just one of my many quirks. It's nothing that I'm ashamed of and, like I tell my students, if you can't laugh at yourself...well, you know what I mean.
Anyway, it's the weekend, and the sun is out. This means I'll probably be inside all day. So I will wrap it up here since I have washing to do and lessons to plan.
Peace and pancakes.