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Went to the dentist today...
Old 12-17-2015, 09:49 AM
 
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My hygienist was a former student. She regaled me with tales of weddings and new babies among her classmates.

It was a little weird when she praised my consistent brushing, but chided me for not flossing regularly!

Since when are children running the world?. Seems as if everywhere I go these days, some kid is in charge...


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My dentist is a firmer student! His hygienist asked me if I was a former teacher since he was calling me Mrs. ---. She said he does that with another former teacher that cones in. He is such a good dentist and fine young man .
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No former students here!!!
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One advantage to moving to a different state is NOT seeing students everywhere you go! I can go to the grocery store... no former students to check me out! I can go to the doctor.... no former students for nurses! I can go to a restaurant.... no former students to wait on me! I can go to a bar, no former students (or their parents) counting how many drinks I'm having!! I can read the newspaper.... no former students arrested!!!!
Freedom!!!!
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Old 12-17-2015, 04:29 PM
 
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It's a small world around here, for sure! But I do love meeting those kids who were so marginal as teens and see them as competent, confident adults! It gives me a lot of hope.

It is difficult for me to go anywhere without being known by someone. I used to hate it that I couldn't be anonymous, but now I find it strangely comforting. If I should ever faint on the street, someone nearby would know to call my dh and might revive me using first aid skills they learned from me or a colleague. Police officers usually give me the benefit of the doubt.. And I still get discounts and free coffee from parents who run the local convenience store and students who work at the coffee shop near the yoga studio.

As much as it's a curse to live in a small town sometimes, it can also be a blessing!
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It's much better for my DH to not see people he used to see while he was working - he was a judge! We could not go anywhere in a 4 county area without running into either someone he had sentenced to jail at one time or another, or family of someone in jail. Or there would be someone who would want to discuss a case - poor man, there was no rest for him. He is enjoying being anonymous!


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Old 12-17-2015, 07:13 PM
 
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Well, being a judge is lots different from being a taacher.

I can't tell you how many adults have approached me in the store or other places and spontaneously apologized for their adolescent selves!.

It's kind of gratifying, actually...
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...is a nurse at my family practitioner office. Not my doctor's nurse, which might be a bit much💉
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Old 12-17-2015, 07:54 PM
 
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That would seem so awkward to me, take some getting used to.....Sadly though, what jumped out at me is that the first school in which I taught, for my first 21 years where the kids are now grown, was highly Title I. I do have two who are on my FB and are police officers, one local and one out of state and one I know of is a teacher in a city south of here. Most that I know about though seem to be on their fourth of fifth child with their third or fourth man/woman, in the newspaper because of an arrest, etc.

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I know what you mean.
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This happened to me in the past. I wodered the same thing exactly.
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When I went for a colonscopy and the nurse had dated my son in high school....quite awkward!!!


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mhugs....hahahahaha
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Takes wanting to "stick it to you" to a whole new level...
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