“She’s a rebel!”
“No I’m not a rebel. Not in the least.”
“Whatever we do you insist on doing something else, You rebel against us.”
“No I don’t. You have your way of doing things, I have a different way of doing things. That’s all. What’s the big deal?”
“You need to go along with the rules that the boss and the committee have set up. What makes you think ‘your way’ is any good at all?”
“I dunno. It works? Besides, I didn’t know there were rules about this. So how would you like this done?”
“Are you making fun of me?”
“Not at all. Look, you’ve got me all wrong. I’m not a rebel, I’m interested in what you and everyon else is doing.”
And that ladies and germs, it a short skit illustrating my life as a teacher dealing with other teachers and, of course, the administration. The thing is, I would have loved to know what they did and how they did it. I was NEVER enlightened.
It made me think about that. Is there really “normal,” average, or expected behavior? or is it that there are people who have little imagination? Or is it that there are people who like to control the way others do something? Entre nous, I think it’s all three.