Friday, March 11, 2016

From The "Things That Can't Be Unheard" Collection

The great thing about Mrs. Hillbilly Mom's job (for the 1/4 of the school year she has left) is that every day she has a laugh.

This afternoon, as stragglers were leaving Newmentia after last bell, two of my upperclassmen came up the hall from their lockers. Mrs. Not-A-Cook stepped out of her room and spoke to one of them. She's a special teacher, not a cook at all, and has a good rapport with her few pupils.

The girl upperclassman came through the double doors towards me. "I don't want to know! I am NOT part of this conversation!" She waved her hands dismissively, and scurried along to get away.

"What?"

"I can't believe them! NO! I can't."

"Oh, that Mrs. Not A Cook! You wouldn't believe some of the things she's said, down through the years."

[Like that Halloween dance when a girl in a pirate costume came to show off her outfit, and Mrs. N-A-C said, "That's cute! How you even have the little beard." And as Pirate wandered off, her friend said, "That's not fake. She has a facial hair problem." You'd better believe I remind Mrs. N-A-C of this every Halloween.]

"Yes I would!' She hurried along toward the bus-waiting area.

Along came Mrs. N-A-C and the boy upperclassman. "I was just saying..." He shrugged, and went in the bus direction himself.

Mrs. N-A-C was laughing her fool head off.

"WHAT did you do now?"

"Well, he said, 'Mrs. Not-A-Cook, why didn't you and your husband have kids?'"

[Let the record show that she had kids, he had kids, and once they got married to each other, those kids were pretty much grown, and out of the house.]

"And I told him, 'I am 62 years old!' And he said, 'That doesn't mean you can't have an active sex life.'"

Oh, dear! Did you ever wish you hadn't asked something? I wanted some brain bleach! We need to have a dispenser of it in the hall. Just in case.

4 comments:

Sioux said...

I'm sure you have some stories that YOU could tell, to get revenge. Some stories that would make THEM want to gouge their mind's eye out?

fishducky said...

A LARGE dispenser!!

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Well ..... he was right about that sex life, maybe not about the conception part.

Hillbilly Mom said...

Sioux,
I'll never tell, Madam!

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fishducky,
A 55-gallon drum should suffice.

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Kathy,
She DID add, "There's not gonna be any babies!" after his response to the 62-year-old part. But I was so horrified that I kind of let that part go over my bent-over-heaving head.