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Funny Teaching Moments: Cheeseburger Casserole and Hotter Than Hades

Updated on August 19, 2012
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For eighteen years I walked the halls of schools in three states, dispensing knowledge and soaking up the ambience of school atmosphere. I lived and breathed teaching, loved every minute of it and found myself sinking to the depths of depraved humor while dealing with my students. You really do need a sense of humor if you are going to be a teacher. It is mandatory unless you have the overwhelming desire to go home one day and start babbling uncontrollably like some six-month old infant.

For some, teaching is stressful, and for those who find it to be so, their careers are usually a bit short. Others, like this author, found school to be hilarious and students delightful, so delightful in fact that I wanted to share some of my personal experiences with you.

I swear to you all that these events actually happened. I have changed the names of the people involved so there is no danger of me getting sued. Just kick back, grab a cold one and enjoy a few of the memorable moments in my teaching career.

WHAT, NO CASSEROLE?????

The veins bulged in his neck as he strained to lift the metal desk above his head. Struggling to get it in throwing position, his teeth clenched, he barely resembled the 8th grader who normally sat in Desk #1, Row #2. Spittle was flying as he screamed at the teacher, a twenty-four year old woman in her first year of teaching. Ms. Roberts had thought clearly enough to send another student to the office for help and just as the desk reached the zenith of the lift, the principal, Mr. Worson, appeared at the classroom door.

I arrived several seconds after the principal which meant that his body would deflect the desk if it became airborne in the direction of the door. I was pleased with that fact. It was a perfect situation for me, quite frankly. I would receive bonus points for responding so quickly to an emergency but there was practically no chance of me getting hurt. A win-win situation for sure.

HOW HAD WE ARRIVED AT THIS SITUATION?

How had a seemingly mild-mannered student been transformed into the embodiment of mental illness so quickly? Well, it all started with a serving of cheeseburger casserole. That’s right, cheeseburger casserole! Now I’m going to assume that most of you have not heard of this particular culinary masterpiece and if you have heard of it you certainly have never allowed it to pass between your lips. The reason I’m making that assumption is because to my knowledge the only residents of the United States where that dish is eaten regularly are in Alaska. Hey, when your normal diet consists of whale blubber and dog steak, cheeseburger casserole is like eating pheasant-under-glass!

Anyway, back to the 8th grader, John Holson.

It seemed that young John had his heart set on hot dogs and tater tots that day. That in itself is somewhat of a mystery because I tasted the hot dogs and tater tots at that school and they barely qualified as food. It would have been understandable if John had wanted that meal for their weapon potential but to eat???

Upon arriving at school that morning John discovered that the menu had been switched and thus the reason for his tirade. I’m not sure if things had been bothering John prior to the Great Menu Switch or if he was just naturally unstable; all I know is his temper display was the stuff of legends.

Back to the story! I was perfectly placed behind the principal, who looked like he was contemplating early retirement. Ms. Roberts by this time was under her desk shrieking. The principal finally wrestled the desk away from the student and peace was restored.

THEN THE AFTERMATH

The parents eventually came in and the inevitable screaming match happened; it could be heard throughout the school as the parents were convinced that Little Johnny was mistreated and the principal was convinced that the parents were not qualified to parent. By the end of the week the smoke had cleared. The kid was expelled from school, the principal was reprimanded for his insensitivity, Ms. Roberts put in for a transfer and I was given a citation for actions above and beyond the call of duty.

GO FIGURE!

THE FIRE DRILL DISASTER

A fire drill had been scheduled for a Friday the 13th of my second year of teaching. Since it was the first fire drill of the school year we had been told that it was coming and most of us had received the warning. Unfortunately a dear friend, one Maggie Barnsworth, had not received the news. She had been gone the previous day and thus had not read the memo telling us of the upcoming drill. Friday dawned a fiery red that morning of the 13th, an omen no doubt. The thing about omens, though, is that none of us are bright enough to recognize them for what they are, a suggestion from God that there is something slightly off-kilter with the universe, and that you would be well-advised to grab hold of your butt and get ready for some sort of out-of-the-ordinary event. We just merrily continue with our day’s schedule and the omen is glanced at and forgotten. And so it was that Friday. Maggie arrived at work, cheery and confident, unaware that she was soon to become a legend at our school.

I liked Maggie Barnsworth. She was bright, upbeat, full of energy and confident that there wasn’t a student alive that she could not teach and inspire. I felt good being around her. The kids felt good being around her. She was always bombarded each day with high fives and best wishes from staff and students. Until that Friday, however, she had never been tested under fire. She had never “faced the elephant.” She had never looked at her frailties and realized that she might be lacking. Some people are like that; some have never been tested by the time they reach their twenties. Life has somehow excluded them from any gut-wrenching or nerve-shattering moments and there is no way to know how they will handle an unscripted moment like a fire alarm without warning. And so it came to pass that as Maggie was imparting more of her wisdom upon her students, at 9:12 that morning the alarm sounded and her life took a detour.

A LEGEND IS BORN

My most lasting memory of Maggie is, unfortunately for her, of her backside as she sprinted down the hall and out the door screaming “FIRE”, leaving behind her thirty ghost-white students. True, Maggie had a shapely backside, but that is not how you truly want your teaching career to be remembered. By the time she realized what she had done; by the time she realized where her students were; by the time she realized that the elephant had won that showdown….well, suffice it to say, that I had doubled over in a fit of laughter so hearty that my ribs hurt for three days afterwards.

Maggie became a legend that day. She survived the school year and went on to a fine career as a teacher but you never live down a moment like that one. For years after that living nightmare you could count on friends of hers yelling “FIRE” when they saw Maggie coming towards them. Gee, I wonder how they ever found out what happened that day at school? LOL

Stay tuned for more; I’ve got a million of them!

2012 William D. Holland (aka billybuc)

For more articles about teaching see the following:

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http://billybuc.hubpages.com/hub/Education-Is-A-Three-Way-Street

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      Sandra Busby 4 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

      You're right. If we would all mine our teaching memories, we would have endless ideas for hubs. Well done.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sandra, amazingly it never dawned on me to do so until yesterday. What a gold mine of ideas. LOL Thank you!

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      bill.....whale blubber and dog meat? For real? Yum. It's obviously does not nourish the "mind.".......unless one's wish is to become The Incredible Hulk. Sounds scary to me. Did anyone suggest "parenting classes?"

      Poor Maggie.....I can so totally relate to what she did......I panic easily and often.

      I love how you found both of these situations, ultimately laughable.....good attitude. Another alternative just wouldn't change a thing! You'll live longer than most teachers, bill!!! Up and funny

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      I always find your hubs interesting and very amazing. Somehow, I could pick up a thing or two on every experience you have.

      Voted up and shared.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Spy, I try to do that myself, learn a little something from each of the writers I follow. Thank you my dear friend!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Paula, you were quick this morning! I'm still trying to focus my eyes on the computer screen. I don't think my sense of humor is ever far from the surface, just waiting for a chance to make myself and other laugh. It is a formidable weapon and protects me from a life I have no desire to return to.

      Thank you my friend!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I get upset when I am out of coffee, but I can't imagine throwing my desk over some casserole.. LOL. Teachers really don't get paid enough to deal with these things. You are a great storyteller and I bet you have many great stories like this one. Well done and very interesting.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Tammy....LOL...I went out for a mocha Saturday and brought Bev back one...and promptly dropped it in the house. The dogs were thrilled but I was a little less than thrilled. It was not one of my finer moments!

      Thank you for stopping by once again. I haven't heard of any new writing from you...time to check.

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      Lisa Palmer 4 years ago from Attapulgus GA

      Another entertaining hub Bill..Also another reminder of why I never would have made it as a teacher.

      With stories like these, who needs a comic book (student becomes hulk and teacher is suddenly flash gordon) You have been witness to some pretty cool adventures.

      Look forward to reading more.

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Ha. Ha. Ha. For your information, Mr. Holland, cheeseburger casserole is referred to as "hot dish" in Norf Dakoooota, thank you very much.

      And if you weren't so busy abusing your tastebuds with those wonderfully disgusting single guy recipes, you'd discover that cheesburger casserole can be very tasty.

      But then, hubby has told me that I could make roadkill taste like a gourmet meal. pppptttthhhhhh!

      Other than that LITTLE faux pas, this was an adequate read. :) *evil giggle*

      Seriously, well done. :) Voted up and everything.

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      This is a very nice story. You're right! A sense of humor is very important as well as a good amount of patience. Students must have respect for their teachers since teachers do play an important role in their students education. vote up awesome and interesting hub. Nice pics too.

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      Natasha 4 years ago from Hawaii

      Oh, goodness. I start my classroom experiences this fall with one of my education classes! I sure I will have my own anecdotes soon.

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      Dee aka Nonna 4 years ago

      OMG...you gave me a really good laugh....I am sitting here writting this still laughing and crying. I will remember Maggie with fondness for a long time. The visual of that one is priceless. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the laugh this morning. I was actually laughing and crying so hard that my grandchildren (who are visiting) came running thinking something was wrong. Good one. Voted up, funny, awesome and interesting.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      TT, I'm so glad you didn't miss my little section dedicated to you. LOL I would have been disappointed if you hadn't responded to that.

      Roadkill? Gourmet meal? I'll pass on that experience!

      thanks, Sis!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Natasha, don't let me scare you off! :) I loved every minute of my teaching career and you will too.

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      lol @ Bill. I'll be bringing a "dish" when we come to visit. :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Slacker, I was never bored, that's for sure. More coming in a few days. Thank you my friend; glad I entertained you.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you lovedoctor...you will have to tell me someday where you screen name comes from.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Dee, don't hurt yourself. LOL. Glad you got a good laugh out of this; there are many more where these came from.

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      brenda12lynette 4 years ago from Utah

      Great story, billybuc!! I start my teaching career in the fall. I will be teaching an intro to physical anthropology lab. I can't wait! Voted up :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      TT, I have no doubt of that at all. LOL Make mine raccoon please!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Brenda, best of luck to you. I taught middle school for most of my years and the kids are quite a bit more entertaining at that age, but I'm sure you will have your own stories to tell as the years go by.

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Raccoon....check :) lol!

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      The firedrill story had me laughing! I can just see her running out screaming fire, lol great hub Bill :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Bill, this was so funny! :) I mean who gets to watch a kid yell at a teacher with a desk in his hand, full with rage? Hehe, not an everyday experience! And poor Maggie, goes to show you should not miss a day of school I guess, LOl

      Hilarious read uncle :) Voted up and a few more, and sharing!

      And BTW, does anyone watch your videos? I hope, so cuz they are hilarious and a great touch to your hubs! :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Hey Josh, good morning! Or afternoon I guess! Yep, the video views are increasing. We just started a few weeks ago. I mean, they haven't gone viral or anything, but it is all part of a bigger plan.

      Thanks nephew; looking forward to your next hub!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Christy, what a doll you are! Thank you for your loyalty. I hope you get the same out of me.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      TT, I picked an animal that can be found everywhere so you wouldn't have any trouble finding some meat.

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      That's awesome uncle Bill :) What plan is that, for the videos, message me on fcaebook, I am very interested :) And the hub is up! :) come take a look :) And, I enjoyed your mention of Alasksa for TT, very nice! I am sure she enjoyed it too.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'll message you in a little while Josh and I'll check out your hub shortly as soon as I make a customer happy.

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Haha, ok sounds good! :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Josh, your hub is fantastic! Great sense of humor!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks Bill, I appreciate it :) I was nervous at first because I was not getting any response, nervous that I didn't make it funny enough , hehe :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Oh Josh, it was funny enough! I almost choked on my tea!

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      kelleyward 4 years ago

      I'm so glad to have your hubs to read. I need more storytelling in my life that includes fantastic humor like this! Voted up!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Kelley, without laughter life would be a bit of a bore, don't you think? :) Thank you as always!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Choked on your tea? That wouldn't be good hehe :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Josh, it's better than having it come out of my nose. LOL

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Trust me, you don't want him blowing things out his nose that don't belong there...I did it to him and it wasn't pretty. :) Milk, it don't do a nose good.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      TT, you are missing your calling. You should be a stand-up comic! But only for Republican audiences!

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Only one problem with that...I'm an introvert....no, seriously...I don't do well in crowds...it's really sad. :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Haha guys im loving this conversation. Hehe:) and I have an idea TT, you make up the comedy and I will present it to our raving fans! Hehe :). I like being in crowds so it would work great! :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      TT, I'll leave you in Josh's capable hands.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Josh, TT is all yours. Treat her gently! :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Hahaha ok Bill sounds good, of course I will treat her gently hehe :).

      Hey I got a comment on my intro hub from cloudexplorer, cuz she saw your fb post. Thanks!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      My pleasure buddy; I'll send you an invite to that group if you want.

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks Bill I appreciate you sharing my hubs! You are too kind :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Josh, my pleasure! Now get back to work!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Haha, no Bill, its fine, slow day, not many check-ins so I am can be on all day :) hehe

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      collegedad 4 years ago from The Upper Peninsula

      You're giving me second thoughts here Mr. Bill! LOL

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      College, you won't regret the time you spend with your students. LOL If nothing else it is a cheap source of entertainment.

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      iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

      It made me giggle a little when hearing about Maggie :) I a;so cannot picture you as a Motley Crew man...hysterical!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Audra, cracking me up! Thank you my dear and no, not much chance of my and The Crew getting together. LOL

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Hi, so funny! Oh those school days, we had a teacher who blew himself up! seriously! he was a mad professor science teacher, and was always doing stupid things with a bunsen burner! one day he mixed some chemicals and it blew up in his face! I just remember seeing him being carried out on a stretcher! before I tell you how funny it was, he was fine, just a few scratches, but yes we kids thought it was hilarious! haha!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Nell, that is hilarious! I would have been laughing quite hard...once I found out he wasn't dead of course.

      Thank you friend!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      What a great chuckle I just had over this! Seriously, Maggie! I don't know anyone who has ever thought a fire drill at school was real, whether they knew it was planned or not. What a character! And you. So very brave to run to the resuce and difuse the desk situation. Oh, what is that? You couldn't get a good enough view from your hiding place??? You must have thousuands more stories! I can't wait for more!!!

      I wonder what you would have thought of my highschool class. The beat ans worst ever. Every year we were greeted with "I am so gald to have you. I have been waiting for this. I have heard such wonderful things about how intelligent and talented you all are". By mid year it turned into "You are the worst group of students I have ever had". We (proudly) made at least one techer per year cry! Oh. The good ol' days:)

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this stroll down memory lane...

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mhatter, you are very welcome. Thank you!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This was a fun read from start to finish. I'm glad you have a million more stories to tell. I'll be here for sure...Thank's for the share..

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Dana, I would have loved your class. Those were the types of classes I looked forward to, with live wires who weren't dead from the neck up. I always bonded best with the trouble-makers. Must say something about me! LOL

      Thanks for stopping by my friend!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Ruby, I look forward to sharing with you for many months to come. Thank you kind lady!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I am rolling in laughter here, Bill. I can relate to these stories so well. The tater tot story is hilarious. Love your photos and the captions underneath.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Dianna, I have no doubt most teachers can relate. I've got many more, as I'm sure you do as well. Thanks again!

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      myownlife 4 years ago from london

      Wow, Teaching is the best job I have ever done, it is really an amazing moment, first a couple of years of teaching could be a bit hard as you are teacher there but you are teaching yourself after onwards, you get addicted on it and when you start enjoying, and students become crazy for you all activities and apparently life becomes interesting, fun but it is always challenging.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Myownlife, thank you! I happen to think teaching is the most rewarding job that there is.

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Hilarious happenings, Bill, and the stuff of great writing. You did justice to the subject, with great storytelling and humor. No wonder so many teachers (mine were predominantly nuns) didn't seem to laugh much. Teachers like you, in my experience, were very rare.

      Today, classrooms are not safe. Here, in St. Louis, I regularly hear news reports about a elementary school child bringing a gun to school. Another lethal weapon often seen in the classroom is bullying. Teachers have always between a rock and a hard place with the little darling and his/her parents in opposition with the teacher. Not a spot I'd be smiling about. I admire your dedication and ability to maintain composure under pressure. A+++++ for the teacher, Bill.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Awww, Amy, thank you my dear! I was one of the lucky ones in that I totally enjoyed what I was doing...you gotta have passion to be a teacher and you have to love kids.

      As for the safety issue yes, it is getting worse. I had a knife pulled on me by a homeless guy on the playground; scared the bejeebers out of me for sure and woke me up to the fact that nowhere is safe.

      Thank you my friend for the kind words.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Isn't it funny how we remember teacher anecdotes so well? I had a nun for chemistry that we could easily make sleep through the entire period. We just closed all the windows and turned up the heat. She would wake up with the bell at the end of the period. I failed chemistry that year!

      "well-advised to grab hold of your butt and get ready for some sort of out-of-the-ordinary event." Just a few words you threw together that show your innate ability to write and make us laugh!

      Voted up, funny, awesome and SHARED with my followers!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mary, I haven't even started in on the stories from when I was in Catholic school. That would make a book by itself. LOL I am happy that you find me amusing because I love to make people laugh. Thank you my friend; I hope this finds you well and happy.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Oh, poor Maggie! What wonderful stories from your teaching years, Bill! Thanks for sharing them with us and giving us a good laugh, too!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Stephanie, I often think of Maggie and she will forever be famous for that sprint down the all screaming "FIRE." Thank you for stopping by and I appreciate you greatly.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Funny stories, Bill! I must say, tho, that it shows to go ya that eating cheesburger cassarole will rot your guts and turn you into a demon! Raise your right hand, Bev, you've got a high five coming your way from Florida! Teehee!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sha, you are a trouble maker of the highest order....just another reason for me to love the person that you are. LOL

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      You've made me laugh - again!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      If you can't laugh at Maggie running down the hallway then there is something seriously wrong with you! hahaha

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      Jessee R 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      LOL! Some method there... Sir Bill

      Brilliant hub.. yet again

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Rahul, you are a very kind man and I greatly appreciate you.

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      Sharilee Swaity 4 years ago from Canada

      Billy, hilarious! You really know how to spin a yarn. I love the vision of Maggie running down the hall. Priceless! Thank you so much for the links, too. I can see you were one funny teacher. You obviously kept ahead of those sometimes devious students. Have a great weekend!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sharilee, I can honestly say we were never bored when I was teaching. That is a promise I made to myself when I started teaching. Best wishes to you as you find your way on a new path and thank you!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Hey Bill, you aren't on FB chat, so I figured I would stop by and congratulate youn on your 777 followers! Cool number :) LOL

      How was your movie?

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      The movie was great buddy and thanks...that's a cool number indeed!

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      Lisa Williams 4 years ago

      This is absolutely hilarious and so well written! I could picture a terrified Maggie, running down the hall to save herself. I voted up.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Lisa, thank you again; I really appreciate you reading two of my hubs today. I read one of yours and I admire you greatly.

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      alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Well, I suppose expelling the kids is one solution to a problem. This is a great way to end the day. Voting this Up and Funny.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Aurelio, thank you Sir! If I made you laugh then my job is done.

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      BlissfulWriter 4 years ago

      Thanks for showing us that teaching is an adventure.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Blissful, I am blessed by your presence this morning. What have I done to deserve all this attention? Thank you my friend; you are appreciated.

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      Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

      Bill, great story. I can sympathise with the Fire Drill scenario; I used to organise them in my old school - what a pain. And I have been responsible for dragging children back to the ground when they have tried to escape over the school fence - that was a fun day :o( Sometimes, I used to be astonished at how they transmogrified when they lost their temper.

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      Sushmita 4 years ago from Kolkata, India

      Billy, this is funny, interesting and (very) useful. In Office, we always are smug and take that last sip of coffee and be sure we take our purse along, so that while the fire-drill is on, you can slip out to the mall nearby. To have a naughty elf like you teaching in next class, must itself be a challenge; to top it with surprise Fire-Alarm! Poor Maggie! But I wish I was in your school- be it as teacher or student.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Julie, too funny, and yet I'm sure it wasn't funny at the time. This is an oldie; you had to dig to find this one. Glad you liked it.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sen. Sush, very funny about the mall...thanks for the laugh! I did have fun teaching; you and I would have had a great time together.

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      summerberrie 4 years ago

      A delight to read. I know you must have energized both teachers and students!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Summer, thank you! I was somewhat of a live wire when teaching. LOL

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