Okay, so a little old lady asked me to find her a ride to our church Labor Day Picnic. I found someone who was planning to come to the picnic and who was happy to give the lady a ride. So, I called the elderly lady to tell her the phone number and name of the person picking her up. It went something like this: (names and numbers have been changed to protect the innocent)
Me: “Okay, her number is 1,2,3”
Me: “And her name is Linda Sheplock.”
(I spelled the first name for her and then proceeded to spell the last name.)
Me: “No, there’s an E in there.”
Me: “E as in …………… the letter E. S-H-E.”
Me: “No, it’s S-H-E-P-L”
Me: “No EEEEEEEE. S-H-E”
Me: “S-H-E as in egg.”
Me: “No, EEEEE as in elephant.”
Me: “No, it’s EEEEEEEEEEEEE as in eel.”
Yay! She finally got it! I must have been saying my EEEEE at a tone she couldn’t hear. It was one of the most hilarious conversations I’ve had in the office. I love my job!
Actually, I do love my job. I don’t miss teaching 6th grade at all. My Computer 1 students are wonderful, and I like being able to teach one class and then spending the rest of the day in the office. God is so good!