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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Silly Sunday: Teacher Blunder

Time again for Silly Sunday over at Laugh Quotes!

You may wonder what kind of teacher I am. To sum it up, I fit the poem about the girl with the curl in the middle of the forehead. When I'm good, I'm very, very good, but when I'm bad, I'm horrid.

Many years ago–first graders who are now fixing to graduate college–I taught a little boy named Aki (pronounced "a key"). The kids rushed into my classroom and said, "Do you want us to get Aki?"

With my brain in the off mode, I said, "What do you need a key for?"

A little girl said, "You know, Aki!"

"A key to what?" I still didn't get it.

This banter went back and forth with me thinking. What did they need to open and why? Finally it hit me. "Ohhh, Aki! Sure."

Of course it could be worse, like the time the secretary shouted over the intercom, "We need Abeer in the office!"



9 comments:

stevebethere said...

Heheh! a bit of a comical mix up I'd say LOL

Claudia Moser said...

Very strange name and I can understand how you misunderstood the question :)

Medeia Sharif said...

So funny.

I don't think I've made many flubs with names, but I'm guilty of teacherly flubs.

UncleMike said...

So many names, so little time. How fun would the world be if they were all named Aiden?

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Binky said...

They probably always need a beer in the office, but I don't think they should get it.

Rhonda said...

Cute story. I will remember it if I ever meet someone named A Key :)
Happy Silly Sunday and thanks for linking up :)

J. A. Bennett said...

lol! Some teachers have done much worse :)

Just Jane said...

I worked in an elementary school (in the office where we always needed a beer) for about 5 years. We had a student whose name was pronounced "Ah-shay". It was spelled A-C-H-E.