So I've been taking a creative writing class for the last two months. Each week we are supposed to turn in a chapter. My story is kind of dark and twisted, but well written. My classmates were totally into my story. Than, it came up in conversation that I was a teacher. Suddenly they were all like, "Oh my God, how can you teach second graders and write this kinda stuff?! It's really good, but geez. Shouldn't you be writing stuff like Junie B. Jones and Harry Potter?" At first I was offended and thought, "Um, so because I teach second grade I'm supposed to be roses and sunshine all the time? I'm only allowed to write light hearted childrens books?" Now I find it amusing and I guess I can see how it would be a little surprising. I mean I was shocked when I saw one of my tough-as-nails, menancing administrators from high school at the supermarket with his boyfriend wearing a tank top and short shorts several years later. I have no issue against gay people, but it was totally the opposite of what you would expect from the type of administrator that had even the toughest boys shaking in their baggy jeans when he did a hall sweep. Has anyone else ever been sterotyped because you're a teacher?