Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Be Careful What You Win For

Here's a tale out of school...

On our first day back, at the end of the first mass meeting, we had some prize drawings. The swag was really of no interest to me. I did not want a $25 gift card for restaurants which are an hour away. I did not need any Bath & Body works, though my tablemates may beg to differ. And I had just paid my $10 teacher dues, so that carrot did not lure me to the end of the stick.

Some more talk-talk was fed to us. Emphasizing that the old-style chalkboards and overhead projectors are now obsolete, and that we must roll with the changes. Then a grand prize of sorts was displayed. Have you ever heard of a Microsoft Surface? Me neither. Apparently, it's some sort of iPad or notebook thingy. My sweet Genius is not here to holler upstairs and ask for an explanation (!). I saw the box. I saw the device itself, a sleek black shiny flat thingy the size of a small laptop.

Drumroll, please. NO. Mrs. Hillbilly Mom was not the winner. But the only person in the room with less tech savvy than her WAS. And he was a tablemate!

The winner clasped his hands over his head in victory. He marched up front to receive his special award. Brought it back to our table. And said...

"I'm going to take this back to my room, and write on it with chalk."

2 comments:

Sioux said...

Tell him he can also put it on a bookshelf, prop it up against a wall, and then he can use masking tape to tape things onto the Microsoft Surface.

It sounds like that thing would make a great display board...

Hillbilly Mom said...

Sioux,
I think it would also make a good doorstop during class change!