WTF America? As a nation, we have lost our sense of humor. Any of the following sound familiar? Bosses who are politically motivated. Henchmen from Human Resources. A P.C. culture run amok. Perceived threats of litigation looming like boogie-men—er, my bad–boogie persons instilling lower-level supervisors with paranoia. Self-aggrandizing middle-management. Dr. Evil behind every corner. No, … More No Joking…Not a Tee, a Hee, or a Ha!
The first time I heard the Latin phrase, in loco parentis, it was in response to my objections that the principal breathalyzed students as they walked into prom. I was in my twentieth year of teaching at the time.
I didn’t have another job and I didn’t care. I wasn’t going to do the Step and Fetch for someone who treated me as a Persona Non Grata.
I wasn’t going to make nice with the devil and end up in therapy myself. … More Mentors from Hell- The Devil’s Persona Non Grata
But as an extra precaution–and just in case the Bun Sisters didn’t work out, Boyfriend’s Father sent Boyfriend and Boyfriend’s Brother to Greece every summer to look for nice Greek girls to marry.
And that was when this chick’s eye began to wander… … More My Big Fat Greek Bun-Sisters
Jason Meister was a fat kid. But he had a way about him–an air of authority at a public high school with an in-house probation officer and a student-body mean-GPA flat-lining in the low D range. Nobody messed with Jason–not even the seniors. He was in my sophomore English class–the one that met during third … More The Bluff-Meister