Wednesday, January 07, 2009

If I Could Just Switch It Off

I went out for a haircut the other day, to some random place on Putney High Street.

My hair dresser was friendly; he was about 25 and pretty talkative. As usual, he asked me what I did for a living. I said I was a teacher, so he told me a story about how one of his high school teachers (upon transferring from the school) had asked him out on a date. Now I thought I had seemed suitably shocked at his story, but I must have been egging him on somehow.

"So have you ever, you know, wanted to get it on with one of your students?" he asked.

a-Whaaaaaat?

"Mmmm, no."

"Oh, but I'm talking about if they're like 17 or 18, you know, and really fit," he clarified. "I mean you can't really just switch it off, can you."

Yeah, I can. It must be some super-human power, but it's one of the reasons I've avoided imprisonment thus far.

Later on he asked me if I owned a hair straightener (unacceptable). I told him I didn't, but that my wife did (acceptable). He seemed taken aback and a little embarrassed to hear that I had a wife.

"And here I am asking if you'd get it on with a student!" he said.

Yeah, if only I didn't have a wife. And if I could just switch it off.

3 comments:

Ben said...

You must be a super human :)

Some of the teachers (female and male)I know have admitted to finding some students attractive.

Thankfully these said teachers are also sensible and don't have a desire to act on it.

PS> Having a hair straightener is very acceptable if you have hair that requires it :P

bitingmidge said...

Did you ask him what's the point of having a hair straightener if the rest of you is..... no forget it!

Helen | Pepperina Press said...

You mean Shelley didn't snatch you from the jaws of a life of crime and/or moral turpitude? Awwww rats. She could've whipped that little gem out at the end of every argument.