Thursday, November 18, 2010

I Don't Know Why I Didn't Think of This Sooner

Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored!" I have had a brilliant idea, and I aim to put it in place right away.

I've been teaching public school here in New Jersey for awhile, and I do love my students dearly. I look forward to every minute with them in the classroom. Trouble is, there's so much other stuff in teaching that is either drudgery, trivia, or psych-out. Constant observations by the brass. Bubble sheets for everything under the sun. Educational innovations that will soon be discredited but are now the rage.

Tonight I go job-hunting. I am seeking a position as Teacher of Bardic Poetry at Hogwarts.

You see, my daughter The Spare is going to the Harry Potter premiere. Only she's not going to attend the movie. She's going to the pre-screening party. And you should see her! She stole half my wardrobe (including my Xmas Troll earrings) and has decked herself out as Luna Lovegood. (The entire house smells like hairspray -- Spare has straight hair, so she had to curl it.)

Spare says these premieres bring out all the Hogwarts brass. What better opportunity than this to shop around my resume where my services would be best rendered?

Maybe if Hogwarts takes me on, I can bring some of my students. They would liven up that stuffy old castle. Plus, every day for them is Defense against the Dark Arts. They could teach the teachers!

So, readers, wish me luck as I float off to submit my resume.


At November 18, 2010 , Blogger Intense Guy said...

Good luck...


Enjoy the movie while you are at it.

At November 18, 2010 , Blogger Sarita Rucker said...



At November 18, 2010 , Blogger Pom said...

It's not Hogwarts and I'm not sure they teach Bardic Poetry but perhaps you could create a curriculum and create the class ;o)

At November 20, 2010 , Anonymous Rick Loftus, M.D. said...

My twin once attended a Harry Potter party as Beldar McNabb, visiting professor and "Head of Research and Development at Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans Factory," which I think would be a cool job.

Good luck!

At November 20, 2010 , Anonymous Thomas said...

I always wanted the divination job as it strikes me that there are virtually no qualifications and you can't ever be fired.

At November 20, 2010 , Blogger YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

u r going too right?

At November 21, 2010 , Blogger Misty's Creations said...

Went to the movie last night, my oldest daughter has not read the books she is in for some rough roads ahead!


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