You associate the Winter Music Program with at least 3 students becoming suddenly ill. On stage.
You consider a 3-day weekend to be an extended mental health break.
You know of a countdown to summer vacation. In January.
You tense up when someone says “Do you have a minute?”
You really tense up when someone says “I’m not one who normally complains, but…”
Your monthly calendar starts and stops on School Board Meeting night.
You consider your day to be good or bad depending on how the lunch hour went.
The word “busses” makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up.
Getting home early means you are only 45 minutes late.
When eating out, you sit on the side of the table that allows you to see people coming towards you.
You associate “I need a sub” with “Ugh.”
When your phone rings, you automatically think it’s bad news. See: “I need a sub.”
You know people who believe “change” is a 4-letter word.
While shopping, you avoid parents by ducking into another aisle.
Supervision of ballgames makes you wonder why you just didn’t become a police officer.
You can tell if a student is lying by simply looking at them.
You’ve broken up a fight. Between adults.
You can no longer hear the bells ring between classes, but you can hear a student mumble your name from 200 yards away.
Retirement Dinners are considered a “Date Night” with your spouse.
At least one parent has used your name in a sentence as a curse word.
You find snow days enjoyable. You find the day before a snow day (when students/staff are anticipating it) miserable.
You know your desk has a top. You just can’t remember the last time you saw it.
Last but not least (additions are welcome), you have the ability to raise your voice to a level that instantly makes hundreds of children stop dead in their tracks.