Reality TV Show Idea – Middle School Teachers Lunch (35/365)

I get two types of responses whenever I tell people that I’m a middle school teacher.

1.  Really?  Aren’t the kids awful in middle school?  I was awful back then.  I was a total idiot.

2.  Oh, bless your heart.  You’re earning your stars in heaven.  It takes a special kind of person to teach middle school.

Both responses are correct.  They aren’t kids at this age, but they certainly aren’t adults, and they make some of the weirdest and dumbest choices you could ever imagine.  Also, it does take a special, usually weird person to teach this age group.

That’s why I think a reality TV show about the teachers in a middle school would be comedy gold!  My favorite time of the day is when I go to the teacher’s lounge to eat lunch.  I know, you think discussion between teachers must be riveting.

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It actually is!  We do talk about the students and their poor decisions, but most of the conversations are funny and weird.

Today, I documented some of the subjects brought up.

1. One of the teachers talked about breaking a chair when they were 11 years old, and not telling their parents.  Then at a cocktail party, an 86 year old grandma sat in the chair after having two Manhattans and toppled over.

2. Things that students at this age will never experience.  Back in the day, there was a toll free line where you could call and they would pray for you. One of the teachers talked about how they would prank call the prayer line with elaborate stories about how their parents are dead, and their life is horrible.

3.  We talked about star celebrity guest teacher appearances.  We wanted Justin Timberlake (I shouldn’t say we, but the girls wanted him) as the Chorus special guest.  I suggested that Terry Crews could be the gym teacher.  If you’re not familiar with him, here’s a quick Old Spice ad.

4.  Teacher stuff does get brought up.  For instance, there was a discussion about parabolas. Whisper dishes where you whisper into a parabola and then you can hear the whisper way across the room at the focal point of another parabola.

5. One idea that I would like is if you filmed the classes, then when a student was brought up in discussion, then you could do like a highlight video of the student making “poor choices”.  I’m using teacher speak when I say poor choices.  That means they did something pretty awful.

There’s so much more stuff, but I want to keep this relatively clean.  As you can imagine, much of the discussion isn’t really that safe for work, and I don’t want to get anybody in trouble.  Just imagine a bunch of adults with incredibly juvenile commentary.

The Jock Strap Package (2/365)

I’ve got to move all my blog writing and such off of Wattpad.  The people there aren’t interested in the thoughts of an old potato.  I do want to say though, Thank you to those that are reading this journal.  I appreciated it!

Cutting costs.  That should be another goal of 2015 for me.  One thing that I’ve been trying to figure out is if I should get rid of cable TV.  It just seems too expensive when there’s so many other options out there. For instance, we can watch Netflix or Amazon Prime.  We’ve got subscriptions to both of those, plus there’s YouTube and all kinds of other free streaming services.

Here’s the catch though… No sports.  That’s a killer.  I wish there was like “The Jock Strap Package” for  sports on the TV.  I apologize for that last phrase, Jock Strap Package.  That was disturbing.  So disturbing I said it twice and then drew a picture.

New from AT&T, Time Warner, and Comcast (I wish).

New from AT&T, Time Warner, and Comcast (I wish).

For real.  Why can’t someone in entertainment land figure out the pay per channel system like HBO just started.  I would pay for the ESPN stuff, Fox Sports for my Brewers and Badgers games, and then I’d pay for the Big Ten Network.  I guess I’d like AMC too so I can watch “The Walking Dead” but then again, I could survive being one season behind and watching it on Netflix.

Have any of you cut the cord so to speak and don’t have cable TV?  Did you survive or do you miss it?  There’s so many entertainment options available now.  I just wonder if I could do it or not.

P.S.  There are two great horned owls outside hooting, and it is hauntingly cool.  I’m writing this just after midnight on January 2nd.  I should be sleeping.  Actually, that’s a good idea.  Goodnight!