Thursday, January 26, 2006

To smell or not to smell?

I was walking down the hall this morning and I heard this student say, "I have to smell you," which is freaky no matter the context, but especially for me because I'm a little sensitive about my odor. Sometimes I substitute the morning shave with some extra sleep because I was up really late grading. Sometimes it's hard to get your laundry done when you're up at school for tutoring all the time (more like getting stood up for tutoring all the time), so I get self-conscious about my appearance.

Thankfully though, the student wasn't talking to me. She was talking to "pretty boy #3" in the junior class and was obviously enthralled with his new scent, X-site. It's no wonder that these kids can't spell.

Nevertheless, a day doesn't go by that a student doesn't walk into my classroom and comment on the strange smell. Shamelessly, I blame it on the previous class (they have to be good for something).

Note to self: Instead of highlighters and packs of paper, have students bring in bars of soap and deodorant sticks for bonus points.

None of those hotel soaps either. I want the big boys. I can make those last longer.

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