Wednesday, April 07, 2010

My kids never got detention



I used to teach at a school with A lunch, B lunch, and C lunch, lest anyone look at that and think "blunch!?"

The image was lifted from the facebook event "That's What She Said" Day, which is being observed Thursday, April 8, 2010.

This scholarly project is undertaken by students at the University of California at Irvine. I noticed it in Pam Sorooshian's facebook stream. Here it is for those who expect to be bored Thursday and want a juvenile pick-me-up (if Facebook itself isn't enough for you, I mean).

For me that phrase goes with school lunch, because the first time I heard "that's what she said," it was my friend Bobby Sultemeier, over on the west side of the music building during lunch one day. It was 1968 and we were 15. He was saying it about EVERYthing and wouldn't stop. "Shut up, Bobby." That's what she said! "That's gross." That's what she said! "You're really pissing me off now." That's what she said!

And I suppose the last time I heard it was last week, from Marty. I guess the next time I'll hear it might be Thursday.

It's cute that the teacher wrote out the whole joke on the detention slip up above. Owning that note is totally worth a detention, on the stage, during one lunch.

5 comments:

Frank said...

Sigh! I got detention a lot, except that at my school it was called "Penance Hall." I might have gotten expelled for using that line. (grin)

Sandra Dodd said...

"Penance Hall"!? That is awesome. Like after-school purgatory.

I was never in detention myself, but when I was a teacher I would choose detention duty over sports events anytime, and try to amuse and engage those kids who were being punished probably for being courageous and reasonable. Or funny.

Rinnyboo said...

Man, I would have gotten detentions all the time if teachers were that strict when I was in school. I am 32 and I still enjoy a good, "That's what she said."

Yet another reason to be glad that I started reading Sandra's (your) words and ideas when my son was little. He is still little (6) but hasn't been to school and will (probably) never get a detention.

Heather said...

My brother said that all the time. I think it's made popular again because of that show "The Office".

Also... I love cyanide and happiness. :-)

Rachel said...

Here is a link to a slideshow of 13 amazing detetion slips over at HuffPo. This one is the first on the slideshow. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/15/punished-for-being-awesom_n_538107.html