Weekend Fun: Five ways you know it's time for vacation
- You invent tea-ffee… again
It's break time and you are in serious need of caffeine. But as you grab your mug, your mind wanders into joyful, fatigue-induced autopilot. Soon, you're spooning grains of instant coffee and dunking a teabag (or two) into piping hot water. Once again, you’ve inadvertently created a coffee-tea hybrid. "My coffee has a tea bag in it," you wonder out loud to no-one in particular. Yes, yes it does.
- Nap time is all the time
You’ve stayed at your desk for lunch to make a dent in that increasingly precarious pile of mock papers. You lean back to have a stretch – just for a second – and wake up 20 minutes later to the sound of giggling and the telltale clicks of a camera phone.
- You become absent-minded
Having marched purposefully into the office, you now can’t remember why you needed to go in there in the first place. You mumble something inaudible and run. This has happened numerous times already, most memorably when you ran into the teachers' lounge and shouted, "Wait! Everyone needs to... uhhh... something... hmmmm..." before running back to the principal and sheepishly asking what important message you had been trusted with. Needless to say, you don't get trusted with important messages any more.
- You make unintentional fashion statements
It’s midday before someone points out that your shirt is not only on back to front, but also inside out. You’re surprised your students haven’t said anything. But, then you realize you might just have stumbled on something fashionable.
You’re teaching in a school in the US