"Teacher! Why gentleman is do this? *doffs an imaginary tophat*"-Joey's first words to me this afternoon.
"Teacher! But everyday I think 'bitch!'"
-Joseph's rebuttal to my demand that he stop saying "bitch" in class.
"Teacher! I am trying to see your 'sense.' It is your best sense!"-Paul trying to get me to laugh so hard that I take of my glasses and rub my eyelids. The kids call this "sense" and it is their ultimate goal.
"Teacher! I want to see your head-bang!"-Eunji, after watching another student do his best impression of a DJ who is really into it, scratching with the plastic cup holders built into the table.
"Oh my God!/ Oh my Mom!/ Oh my baby!/ Oh my Santa Claus!"- Ji-won, filling in the blanks after my saying, "Oh my..."
"Teacher! Hug please!"-Jane, Paul's little sister, said smiling after I came in early to find her studying to English tapes by herself in the listening room.
"Joseph: Teacher! I want to make a... the head cancer!-Joseph and I in an unplanned tribute to the age old "my dog has no nose, how does it smell? awful" type comedy of misunderstanding.
Me: How will you make it?
Me: That's not what I meant..."
My days are often unbearable, but seldom boring.