Can I get personal?

Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by Aces, Oct 14, 2018.

  1. vickilyn

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    I'm with a2z - late isn't in my vocabulary or actions. I have that long drive down to a science (no pun intended). I know when the busses run for the HS, MS, and ES in the districts I drive through, and where trafic might bog down at specific times. I don't mind the drive, but I don't like being in my car going nowhere, stuck in stalled traffic. Going somewhere with my son is pure torture - I am sitting, waiting, more waiting, and then he wonders why I am not excited by the time he finally makes an entrance.. He apparently can be on time, but just chooses not to be when he is going with me. I don't understand the disconnect between being on time vs. being late and how that is received by others. I have no idea if it is a new culture, but I find it frustrating, so I try to just nap through it..
     
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  2. Upsadaisy

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    I'm so tired just reading this thread. And happy to be retired.
     
  3. vickilyn

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    Now you're just rubbing it in. ;) There are times when retirement sounds good, but not quite good enough - yet.
     
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    I purposefully wake up far earlier than I need to, either for school or on weekends, to give myself quiet down time before interacting with others. Around 6:15 - 6:30, I wake up, shower while listening to NPR, shove in my contact lenses, and get dressed if I am dried off enough. Usually I will head downstairs in a bathrobe with my hair in a towel. Then it's breakfast for the guinea pigs and a double espresso for myself (I don't eat hay with them) while I read the comics page and advice columns. If I time it right, I'm ready to get dressed and at least put on light face moisturizer by 7:00. Then I go back downstairs, hair still wet, and have some cheese or mixed nuts for breakfast while working the crossword puzzle. By the time I finish that, it's time to make another double espresso to wave under Rockhubby's nose. Once he's awake, then I'll dry my hair, CAREFULLY brush my teeth so I don't get gunk on my clothes, and throw on a little mascara.

    This is the relaxed version of the day. If I'm running super late, I'll throw my hair in a ponytail, guzzle my espresso, and do the crossword puzzle at my desk at school (which is non-negotiable).
     
  5. TeacherNY

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    I hate being late. I have a very low opinion of people who are consistently late (emergencies aside). I have to clock in to work by 8am per contract but if I'm not in school by 7:30 I reprimand myself for being so lazy and late!!!
     
  6. TeacherNY

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    I sometimes shower at night because we only have one bathroom. If I shower at night I can take my time and leave the conditioner in my hair for longer which I really need!
     
  7. Aces

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    I tend to agree here. My school starts at 0730 but I'm usually there by 0630 or so...which is probably how I got roped into bus duty this year.
     
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  8. geoteacher

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    I can be out the door in 15 minutes if need be, but it is usually closer to 30.
     
  9. Ms.Holyoke

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    I set my alarm for 5am and I get out of bed at 5:30. I am usually out the door by 6:30. I choose my outfit the day of which takes time and I also have to take my dog out and feed him. :)
     
  10. ChildWhisperer

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    6:25 alarm
    Brush teeth, wash face, put in contacts, put on makeup and clothes
    7:15
    Feed cats, make coffee (to go), make lunch, make breakfast & eat it (all at once / multitasking ftw)
    7:30
    Head out the door
    7:45
    Arrive at work
     
  11. Aces

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    See I love it when you guys let me be all nosey and in your business. It's interesting to note the differences. It seems like there's a bit of a division either you take time to do nothing (quiet time) or you're up and out the door in under an hour.
     
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  12. Backroads

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    Never really thought about it. I can adjust my morning to the time. My alarm goes off at 6. I don't shower daily, usually, but I might. I like to be out the door by 7:30, though traffic doesn't demand I be out the door until 7:45.
     
  13. futuremathsprof

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    You don’t shower daily?

    Serious question: You actually put that forth?
     
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  14. a2z

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    A lot of people don't shower daily. That doesn't mean they don't clean the important parts.

    A lot of people have issues with severely dry skin. Plus, if you aren't perspiring a lot, general washing works fine.

    Now, I personally hate not showering daily, but I don't have the dry skin issues that other people I know have.

    Serious question: Why are you so rude?
     
  15. Backroads

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    I'm not Australian (apparently the country that showers the most). Utah's a pretty dry state.

    Seriously, for the average person unless they're getting gross, daily showering isn't advisable.

    ETA: I'm actually more ashamed of putting forth I don't work out often enough to need to shower everyday. :D
     

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