Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Conversation of the Yesterday

Me: Yh-hello
Mum: Hello, Neil?
Me: Hi Mum! Is everything okay?[1]
Mum: Where are you?
Me: On the platform at Ramsgate station.
Mum: Oh. That's why you're not at home.

This statement of the obvious contrasts with some of the pupils' ideas of where I live:
[Pupil E]: Go on, go home.
Me: I was, until you lot stopped me to tell me I can't give you a detention as you're outside school.
[Pupil L]: Go on, go back to your wheelie bin.
Me: My wheelie bin?
[Pupil L]: That's where you live.


[1] Because, seriously, Mum never[2] rings me on my mobile.
[2] What never? Well, hardly ever.


serge-lj said...

What's a wheelie bin?

Neil W said...

Basically, a large rubbish bin with wheels. It has wheels because it's too big to pick up.

They're rude to me when they're in a group and have an audience outside the school. Of course outside school, I can give it back:

Pupil E: You look like a hamster.
Me: At least I'm bigger than a hamster.
Pupil E: Eeek!