Teacher, Can You Be My Girlfriend?

Hello World,

Before anything else, I’d like to give my warm “thank you” to my fellow blogger Hans B. I do love you profile photo and most of all, I do love that camera! hehe hope you won’t drop it into the water.

For those who don’t know, I am a highschool teacher and chose to take Secondary Education than Elementary Education because teachers in Elementary teach all the subject areas so if u have 40 pupils in each class, multiply it to 8 subjects, how many daily lesson plans you have to prepare in one week ( and imagine, it was detailed lesson plan before)? Do the math :p and the worse part is, how many scores are you going to record and grades are you going to compute? That’s 40 x 8. And what if u have more than 40 kids? So obviously, I wanted to escape the loads of lesson plan and grades making.

I got my first teaching job in my father’s hometown a year after I graduated from my 4-yr-course in university. I was 20 when I started to practice my profession but if I wasn’t wearing my professional ring, people  mistaken me as 12 or 15 that sometimes I could still escape from entrance fees if I claimed being 12 yrs old. That was 10 yrs ago and I was exactly the opposite of what I am now. From looks to attitude and from principles to views in life so I considered myself as my uncle’s favorite but I know it turned out to be the opposite now.

I was nervous on my first day and knowing that it was a private school, the rich kids in that town study there. Plus,everyone knew I am the niece of Fr. —— Gonzales so I was expected to be very good, intelligent, talented etc. I went to a classroom where students were misbehaving. While waiting for the head teacher to come and introduced me to the class, I sat at the back when one boy called his classmates telling them that they have new classmate lol. I knew he was referring to me but I was shy that my head was just down and was just looking at the writings on the armchair. Few boys then approached me.

“Hi miss, what’s your name and where are you from?” said the other one.

” Im ——” , the other one introduced himself and wanted to shake hands.

All good-looking boys and very neat. You could tell they’re from well-off families. They were pushing one another fighting who would talk to me first while I remained quiet and just smiled. “Oh, these are my students, how can I handle these naughty boys and how can I tell them to stop flirting because I am their new teacher”, I said to myself.

The boy who was the lookout shouted , “Mr. —— is coming!”

Everyone was in hurry to arrange the chairs, picked up those paper balls they’d been using to hit one another and behaved. As my head teacher entered the classroom, he saw me at the back and called me to come to the front. I was nervous and shy. The students are taller than me and the girls are acting like grown up ladies.

“I’d like you to meet Miss Sheryl Gonzales,  the niece of Fr. —— Gonzales and she is your class adviser for this school year”, Mr — said to the students.

I smiled and my heartbeat was so fast that I wanted to collapse from being nervous. Everyone was quiet and the boys who were trying to flirt were covering their faces. I wasn’t bothered by the students after that but it was my head teacher who was flirting the whole time and I felt like I was in hell because of him so I left the job and swore not to teach anymore and chose to be an office girl but still back to teaching.

I am sharing this because I told my co-teacher Faith I have something to tell her that will surprise and will make her laugh. But it is a little bit sensitive so it has to be detailed for her. I have this favorite student since 2010. He was in my class when he was 2nd yr and 3rd yr but now, he is in 4th yr and a graduating student. We put him in the speed class because he’s good in the class anyway. He is older than a regular student because he repeated 3 times in 1 yr level before, spoiled one. To make it short, this boy always make me laugh and I couldn’t stay mad for long because he knows how to make me laugh. No one else in the class has the same humor so when he was absent, my class was boring. He is too snob to be a student, wearing nice polo and white is very white. They said, he is the youngest so you can imagine how spoiled he is.  His shoes are very shiny that we teachers sometimes are conscious because he would tease us for having a muddy shoes lol. Or sometimes when he noticed our toenails are ugly, he would tease u right away. My friends have perfumes on our table because when he passed or when we entered the classroom and you smelled like a sun, he would say ” someone stinks” lol. We teased each other as boyfriend and girlfriend or called ourselves Mr. & Mrs. If I gave a role play activity, he would include my name in the script and named me Mrs. Sheryl —— (with his family name).  When he was in a relationship with another student, he changed a lot. He got better and no longer that bad student they said. Well, I really didn’t see that side of him because when I started, he was a good boy already but they said, he was worse than the other students before. Anyway, he likes to tease me esp when I look funny or when I don’t wear make up, he would ask why am I ugly. But there were also few times that he is too funny that I had to stop him because I would be laughing the whole time and couldn’t discuss the lesson anymore. There were times I also had to scold him in front of his classmates and when he is sulky, he would just stay quiet or slept in the class. He is a boy, a funny boy. Faith and I were sad when he was promoted to 4th yr because he is no longer in our class but of course, we can still see him in the campus. I introduced him to Martin when he was here and he was behaved when he met him.

I’ve been on vacation leave since October and on my last day in school,he teased me and Faith because he thinks we look funny with our dresses. We didn’t wear uniform and he kept teasing me for wearing that pink sandals.


                                              Faith and I

Last Monday, I was in the city to see a doctor and I heard someone calling me “Ma’am, Ma’am!” I ignored it, thought just some dispatchers only. But suddenly, a familiar voice asking me to buy him something. Ooops! it was my favorite student and bought him a cheap drink but told him to buy me something as well. He asked me when am I going back to school because he is missing me and I said I’m not going back yet. Nothing special with the conversation plus I was in a hurry to go home. He also took the same van with his cousin and sat next to me. We didnt talk inside the van because we both slept. When we arrived in town, he asked me if i would join him roaming around in this small town but I said just next time because it is already 9 and it is late for me to be outside.

When I arrived home, he messaged me if he could visit me at home. I was thinking he was just kidding so I made fun with him but he was persuasive. So I was thinking maybe it was his cousin who asked him but he said he would be just alone. I took it as a joke plus it was nearly 11 pm. I just told him that when he comes, don’t forget to bring coils for the mosquitoes lol. After 15 mins., I heard a motorbike parked outside my house and a knock at the door came next. Haha I just laughed so hard because I didn’t expect he wasn’t joking. I was surprised though. We talked at the veranda and tried to make him share what his problem is because I took it as he was looking for someone to talk to. But he said he has no problem, he just wanted to see me. I kept teasing him and he kept teasing me back telling me how skinny I am. He called me a skeleton and said I was a lot bigger when I was still working. It made me sad then because I know he was telling the truth. He was inviting me to go to town but I said there’s nothing there plus I don’t have budget but he said he got money. I felt good to be outside my room actually. I just stay in my room the whole time that I was impressed how beautiful the stars are as I was laying at the veranda. I kept talking about the stars while he kept talking about us in relationship. He asked me if he has a chance and I felt being in high school hahahaha. The style of courtship! He was serious talking about me and him while I was serious looking at the stars. He said he is 19 and I am 29 so it is just 10 yrs gap. I just didn’t correct him that I am 30 and will turn 31 this year lol. He asked why I don’t get old but I said I am already looking old because I always sleep late and don’t have healthy lifestyle and not eating the right foods. He insisted I am still young. I know he was serious with his teenage style of courtship but I didn’t stop him because I didn’t want him to feel that I am taking it as a joke. I just tried to take him to a different topic. He is a graduating student and if I get mad, if I laugh, or if I push him away, he might feel bad, embarrassed or hurt and might be the reason he wont go to school. I know what he is like so I was careful not to make him feel bad or I might ruin his parents expectation that finally, their son will graduate in high school.  I just kept talking about stars because they are lovely. He said he just broke up with his girlfriend and I told him my boyfriend and I are having problems. I kept checking my phone if I got a message from him but no reply. It was already 12 and asked him to go home but he said that he told his mom he’ll be home at 1 so the gate will be opened at 1. I can’t just leave him at the veranda so I stayed with him. He stood close to me and touching my hair lol. I know he is very meticulous so I told him to stay away because I didn’t shampoo it and  if I lay down as there was no chair, he would play my hair and forehead and said, I have a big forehead lol. He said he wouldn’t go home until I say “yes” hehehhehe. I felt like there was a time machine that brought me back 15 yrs ago lol. It was sensitive and he is sensitive so I acted as if I didn’t understand what he wanted. I just wanted to escape it. I also didn’t know how to explain to him that would make him understand but just let him show that I am a lot older than him and hahahah my daughter is turning 14 soon. I wonder what made him think I would say yes?

Quarter to 1, my mad older sister went out with her frowning face and asked “Boy, who are u?”

I answered for him, “ah! this is my good student, Faith and I’s favorite in school, he is a good kid”.

But my sister sounded like my father when I was in high school and said “do u know what time is it?”

I answered for him again “he is going home soon, he is just visiting because we met in the city tonight.”

My sister didn’t pay attention to what I said and told him “Go home now, don’t bother your teacher this late at night and don’t invite your teacher somewhere. Do you want you and your teacher to be the talk in town?”

Boooom! My sister’s voice was tough and I actually didn’t like it because I know he was embarrassed but I didn’t stop her as well because at least it wasn’t me who told him. The feeling was like back in highschool when my parents would say the same.

I tried to be funny so that he wont be that embarrassed. I said good night and told him not to drive too fast. But he was like flying with his motorbike when he drove away. I know he felt bad. Don’t know if he was angry, hurt or embarrassed.

So that’s the story…. THE END!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. John Cunnane
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 17:28:59

    Maybe U make a good Book writer someday!! Thanks for sharing your feeling’s with us Miss Sheryl,I enjoy learning more about u today,hope to learn more also,Praise Jesus for all good things in life,may God richly Bless U and Your daughter and Sister ,in Jesus Holy Name amen……Bro John


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