So I've blogged before about my most embarrassing moment in my teaching career in my teaching career- it involved me falling out of my desk chair onto the floor in front of not only one class but 2 classrooms full of students..year if you missed it the first time around tough shit I am not reliving that traumatic event. However just as I thought I'd never completely get over that trauma, I go and trump myself as usual.
My last hour of the day is my smallest class but ultimately my most high maintenance. So I've got a rocking PowerPoint up on the board and I'm going over various "science" topics...of which I will not bore you with the details...when I hear my phone ring in my classroom. In an attempt to walk over to my desk to answer it, my foot becomes tangled in the cord to my projector. The next thing I know my foot is being yanked out from under me and I'm being flung through the air like mullet on a Bam'a beach.
Now none of this was FUNNY,..(ok I admit it was funny as hell), if it weren't for the fact that I regularly encourage my student to make fun of people who fall down. I know sounds cruel and intolerant.but I look at it this way. I figure what the hell there are few times when they are not the butt of everyone's jokes, so why not give them a regular opportunity to make fun of others. I celebrate this right of passage with what I call "Falling down Fridays" a visually stimulating collection of you tube video clips of people falling on their asses.....and we laugh...unfortunately this day they were laughing at ME...Isn't that fucking ironic.