Last night we took the boys to Walmart to buy personal care items for the victims of the Joplin tornado. One of the hazards of living and teaching in a small town is that I can not go anywhere without seeing my students. I joke that my alcohol consumption has dropped dramatically because I don’t want to get caught buying booze (yes, i know i am 31 years old and it is perfectly legal, blah blah blah. I am still embarrassed about it and feel like I have a reputation to uphold)
Anyway, last night was no different. We are in the toothbrush aisle which is just one away from the tampon and condom aisle.
I see two students walk by. They say hello. I smile and wave. We pick out our toothbrushes and toothpaste. We head down the aisle and turn the corner. There are my students (a guy/girl couple that are so in love, btw) in the condom aisle. The boy makes a big scene of saying hello. I realize what they are buying. I turn bright red. I say “I don’t want to see you buying this stuff.” Hubs says (in a really loud voice) “at least they are being safe.” They laugh. I get out of there as fast as I can.
At school today they wanted to talk to me. About their purchase. During class. With everyone there. Someone asks if I recommended a certain type. (no I did not!) They tell me Hubs is really cool.
Then I give them a killer final.
That’ll show them to embarrass me!