It Was Unheard of in My Day

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My senior year in high school the New Journal and Guide, a local newspaper, printed an article discussing the differences my Grandfather and I experienced playing football in the state of Virginia. The article describes how… Continue reading

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We Quit

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The notes were filled with grammatical errors but the messages were loud and clear.   I was “mean”, “didn’t pay fair”, “smelled like butt”, and “they quit”! The 4 employees that I hired weekly to “keep our block clean” were no longer interested in working for Mr. Allyn and had taped their official letters of resignation to my front door with zebra print duct tape. Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Happens

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Near Miss Part 2: I Showed My Class A Naked Lady

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Co-worker: Did anything happen in school today?

Son: Nope

Co-worker: Really? Nothing interesting happened today?

Son: Nope

Co-worker: Nothing out of the ordinary?

Son: Nope

Co-worker: What about in Mr. Bacchus’ class?

Son: Nope

Co- worker: Mr. Bacchus is always doing something interesting. Nothing happened today?

Son: Nope

Co-worker: I know what happened in Mr. Bacchus’ class today. Why didn’t you tell me about the naked lady?

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Near Miss Part 1: Mr. Bacchus Took My Virginity

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“Ladies, lets hurry up and get to class” I instructed a group of 6th grade girls standing at their lockers. “Okkkayyyyy, Mr. Bacchus” the four girls responded as they continued gathering what they needed for class. As Susan closed her locker, she turned and whispered something to the girl next to her. I watched as the secret was passed from one girl to the next until all four girls were giggling. Brian’s locker was next in line but when the secret reached him the giggling stopped. Brian shaking his head simply said “that ain’t right”. The four girls entered my classroom and took their seats but Brian stayed out in the hallway. He approached me outside of my class, took a deep breath and said “Mr. Bacchus, I think you should know that Susan was telling those girls you took her virginity”.

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Danya Plans and Allyn Laughs

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Danya planned on needing all of her furniture once her fellowship at the University of Michigan concluded in the spring of 2016. However, it all wouldn’t fit into the storage unit and some had to be given away. Danya was dejected!
Allyn Laughed!
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Don’t Let the Outside Fool You

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I stopped talking mid-sentence and just stood motionless at the front of my classroom holding a blue expo marker. Her voice echoed through the hallway as if she was yelling through a bull horn and froze everyone on the second floor of Toby Farms Elementary School. My students and I were terrified to move and believed it to be in our best interest to sit still until she was done. The thought of her coming down the hallway and unleashing a similar tirade on us was enough to keep us quiet and motionless. We knew what everyone else knew at Toby Farms Elementary; no one ever survived a verbal attack from Mrs. H.
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