Thursday, April 30, 2009

I don't like confrontations!

Woody: Now, guys, it was an accident. You gotta believe me. 
Slinky Dog: We believe you, Woody. Right, Rex? 
Rex: Uh... yeah... uh, I mean no... uh... I don't like confrontations! 

I... am REX.

Ran into my principal in the hall yesterday, and after the 20 second conversation we had in passing, I returned to my room trying to figure out if his comment meant that I was in the dog-house or not.

THE DOG HOUSE??  I don't enjoy my stays there AT ALL.  Since I do not like there to be any ripples in my "happy pond", I had to go in and make sure things were cool.

They were.

Not only COOL... but SWEET COOL. 

After a 30 minute conversation I left his office with a new "job" for next year (I am the new computer TECH person for the '09-'10 school year... & a nice little stipend to go along with it).  
I also have been asked to attend a conference in Park City for a week (all expense paid... plus a nice little stipend).  AND... he doled out several compliments that had me feeling like THE best, COOLEST, and most effective teacher on the planet.  Ok... I know that is far from the truth, but I FELT that way... if even for a moment.

Not too bad for being smack dab in the middle of a recession :)


Colbys said...

Good for you--it's nice to be reminded that you're awesome sometimes, eh? I try to remember to compliment my kids' teachers a lot--because they are the hardest working people on the planet.

LaurieJ said...

That is sweet!
I will let you know if we get any openings at our jr. high...maybe we could bribe you into coming over :-)

Calvin said...

my confrontations, which I promise to hate more than you(really really) NEVER end up like that! Usually I can't swallow for a week after

kimg said...

Wow! That is quite a switch from being in the 'dog house'!

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