Interesting conversation in class this morning. Two students were telling me how one of the other teachers always tries to share jokes with them, but instead looks like a "total tool". They couldn't have been more contemptuous.
Naturally, I managed to look po-faced. Can't condone a lack of respect for faculty members. Not outwardly, anyway. When they'd finish shitcanning the teacher I gave off an extremely convincing "You shouldn't bag the other teachers ... when I'm in the room." They love that line.
The member of staff they were bagging is one of those people who loves to tell "jokes" but flatly refuses to get anyone else's as she waits her turn to tell another "good one". Should you happen to crack wise on the odd occasions you bother striking up a conversation she always looks as if she's going to punch you on the nose. And while she doesn't get it, she's too scary to rib.