Looking the Part

I often find myself playing the game “If you had told me five years ago that I would __________ I would have _________.” You fill in the first blank with details about your life and then the second blank with some sort of surprised action (I would have literally lit you on fire, I would have slapped you in the face and called you Susan, I would have puked all over myself then stopped dropped and rolled etc). I have had tons of statements to fill in the first blank since I moved here last August….

  • be a Calculus and Physics teacher
  • live in Jordan
  • speak decent Arabic
  • have a receding hair line
  • spend $50 on a grade book program because I know enough to prefer one grade book to another
  • have a bank account in a foreign currency
  • go camping with…

Well, I have a new one to add. If you had told me five years ago that I would own a lab coat with my name embroidered on it I would have said, well butter my butt and call me biscuit. My department head in the science department is a phenomenal guy, and loves doing things to bring us together as a department. The latest has been to order lab coats for the entire department embroidered with our names – two for each person. So I own two of these.

Even though I typed this before you read it, I can practically taste your jealousy as you read this, even from 9,000 miles away.

Posted on November 26, 2010, in Living Abroad, Physics, Teaching. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. we dont even get a glimpse of you wearing your lab coat??

  2. I want that.

  3. Wow, he even got you your own cartoon molecule thingie. How cool is that.

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