Monday, August 9, 2010

Quickie

I don’t have the strength to bitch post about the first day right now, but I just had to share this because it was the one highlight of my day.  As a matter of fact, it made me laugh out loud.

Last year, I actually had a student whose first name was Beyonce.  Yes, just like the singer.  Remember where I work, people!!  Well, today, literally as we were walking into lunch, a mom stopped me in the hall, asked if I was Mrs. ChiTown Girl, and then basically threw her daughter at me.  I reached for her registration slip, took one look at it, and had to turn around, as to not laugh in this mother’s face.  The child’s name?  Diana Ross!!!  Oh, no, I’m NOT kidding!  I couldn’t make this shit up if I tried!  Gee, maybe next year I’ll get a Gladys Knight.  Or, maybe a Rihanna….

12 comments:

Change for Good said...

That is so awesome!!!

I almost got a Lil' Kim once....but it was the other teacher's turn for a new student.

Lisa said...

Priceless...when Lady Gaga arrives at your door, that's when you know it's time to retire.

C said...

lmfao i believe you! thats too funny... if you get any micheal jacksons lemme know!

Kathy G said...

It could be worse. Back in the early '80s one of the other teachers in the Resource Room I shared got a new student named Courvoisier. Yep, just like the booze.

Busy Bee Suz said...

You have got to be kidding me...this is so funny!

Together We Save said...

Funny!! Sounds like you are an awesome teacher!!

ModernMom said...

LOL That is kind of awesome:) Not for the kid, but for you!

Susan said...

Please let me know when Etta James shows up. Not someone named for her...the real deal only.

karen gerstenberger said...

Oh, those poor babies! Can you imagine living that name down? At least we know who they're named after. Some of the newer artists...not sure I'd even "get it."

Bestest Friend said...

PLEASE tell me that, if this little darling exhibits any behaviors that need to be curtailed, you will yell, "STOP...in the name of love!! :- )

Ummm....and WHY was the mom wandering the hallways of the school? That would have to be a separate post, right?

Tracey Axnick said...

Isn't it AMAZING the names parents saddle their kids with?

I'm sure we'll see LOTS of Beyonce's in the years to come.... and Rihanna's....

I even know of someone named Rihannon...(sp?) remember that Fleetwood Mac song from the 70's???

Anonymous said...

Back in the 80's we had a Sade, but I've had lots of "names"--I had a Tequila and a Keilo in the same class one year. Very sweet kids, btw!