Friday, February 25, 2011

Not the letters you want…

to see 5 of your teachers standing under: This picture was taken with my state-of-the-art digital camera back in 1998.  As you can see, the quality of digital cameras has improved tremendously.
The school had sent 5 of us to Denver for a Mid-Level conference, one specifically designed for middle school teachers.  A history teacher, English teacher, science teacher and two math teachers.  The woman in the yellow (2nd from the right) was in her early 60’s and desperately seeking a Symphony bar, so we had been spending some time driving around Denver looking for a place that sold them.  We came across this place, and being a little naive, she believed me when I told her that I was pretty sure they would sell them in there.  Yes, we stopped there and, yes, I let her get halfway out of the car but, no, I did not let her actually go into the store.  I may have a twisted sense of humor, but I’m not cruel.  And she had enough of a sense of humor that she still agreed to be in this picture for our Principal.
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6 comments:

Alexia said...

I don't see a photo :(

Carmi said...

Ah, the shenanigans we all get into when we take road trips for work. I love the spirit of this moment, and the way you describe it.

You've set the bar high for all of us who cart cameras along when we take business trips. I doubt I'll ever find a moment this delightfully funny - or a group of colleagues this open-minded to allow me to take the shot. Love this!

Bob Scotney said...

I thought it was and advert for Aussie beer. Castlemaine, I think. I'm glad she didn't get to X.

Karen S. said...

Okay Max then I take it she never got her candy bar????? Max! how could you.....but also, what is the candy bar? Don't think I've ever seen one....I do like this photo though...even from way back in the 90's oh no! Very cool if you ask me! Hope he liked it too!

Max said...

Alexia - hopefully you can see it now. I had a short power outage when a storm rolled in last night. I host my own website at my house which my blog is linked to, srossi.net, and rather than upload all my pictures to the blog server, I keep them on my own site. So, when the power goes out here at home, the blog still works, but it can't get the pictures.
Carmi - thanks. I've worked with some great groups of people throughout my teaching career.
Bob - Never heard of Castlemaine, but we do have Foster's Lager and one other I can't remember the name of right now. Good beer!
Karen - I think we finally did find her the candy bar, but it was the next day. The Symphony bar is just a Hershey's chocolate bar, I think it's just special chocolate.

Alexia said...

Oh thanks Max! great shot, and very funny