Val: Ms. Wingit, what's the secret to teaching middle school for 30 years?
Ms. Wingit: Drugs.
Ms. Wingit: Sorry. Did I just say that out loud?
She doesn’t look old enough to have been teaching for 30 years, does she? Maybe they’re anti-aging drugs …
Well Holly has been going to middle school for at least 10 years so why should Mrs Wingit look any older?
She should be early to mid 50s. A lot of women still look pretty darn good then. I’m a lot closer to 50 than I’d like, and I could see myself in her peer group. Nothing wrong with how Ms Wingit looks.
Whatever it takes to get through the day, I guess.
So how is it the teacher calls the parent “Val” but the parent call the teacher “Ms. Wingit”? Shouldn’t the teacher be calling the parent “Ms. Stone”, did Jan forget what Ms. Wingit’s first name is (or never give her one), or did we miss some weird first-name-basis vs last-name-basis memo?
I know of one English teacher who works with trouble boys and she does okay. If a boy gets unrully she calls for help. Public Safety classification.
For me I can say I do not have the body of a young woman, have not all gray hair just paritial.
and a bottle of vodka in the top drawer
American Public Schools™, ladies and gentlemen…
You hear of teachers on drugs these days. Maybe she needs something to calm her down from being around unruly students all day.
Legal ones. Wine, cigarettes, coffee.
My only daughter has a few years to go before 50 but still looks good (and I did at that age) – my avatar is a fairly recent photo from enactment and I was 74 last week.
33 years in Middle School, I could own Excedrin! However it is a terrific age, never a dull moment.
By the way in response to the first name /last name thing. Val could have been one of Ms Winget’s students. I have had 2nd generations! So cool to hear, you taught my mother! Did know a teacher who heard “you taught my grandfather.”..time to retire!
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