Abu Dhabi Weather

Thursday, June 3, 2010


I'd say that I've been busy the past week, but that wouldn't be the whole truth. I've been busy and lazy. Up until today, not a lot has been going on. Today I picked up the Jeep I bought about a month ago, but I'll get back to that in a minute.

My grades are in, I completed the last of my proctoring duties. I was finished with my teaching duties for the summer and only had my project of developing materials for the new math curriculum for next year. Or so I thought. First, I got an email telling me that I'll have some proctoring to do next week. Fine, no problem. As I was reading the mail telling me that, my supervisor told me that she had some classes for me to teach the remaining two weeks before I left for the summer and wouldn't be working on the curriculum development as planned. OK. Then I was told I would be teaching English.

That's not such a big deal. As people might remember, I was hired to teach English and due to the need for Math teachers, was quickly switched into teaching Math. I've gotten used to teaching Math, but was warned about a couple of months ago that I may be given a few weeks of English classes. I thought that if I was going to be asked to teach, it would've been before now but oh, well.

Then, about 10 minutes before I was getting ready to meet the person I bought the jeep from to switch the registration, the man who I'll be reporting to for the classes I'm teaching came over to talk to me about the classes. That was when I found out about why I was suddenly asked to teach. Tuesday a woman was fired for inappropriate dress. Without getting into it too much (it was apparently due to a consistency of inappropriate dress, ignoring the warnings about following the dress code, etc.; there was more to it than the stated reasons), the whole thing was a shock. The real shock for me came at 3:00pm today when I found out the reason I'll be teaching is to cover her classes.

Lest everyone think I'm more self-absorbed than I actually am, I realize that the problems faced by this poor woman far outweigh my minor inconvenience of having to teach her classes. Still, the thought of requesting to move to her more attractive workspace did cross my mind. That and the woman I bought the Jeep from seemed a little annoyed at me for being late.


  1. Still got 10 copies of "Sounds Good", if you need them...

  2. I wouldn't be able to use them. The picture of a boy and a girl in the same classroom on the cover would cause too much controversy.

  3. So my innuendo-laden (leaden?) teaching style probably wouldn't be a wise choice, then....

    Totally forgot about the cover (not to mention the delicious Ryoko Tani).


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.