General Chat Thread, Down with the Kids in General; Originally Posted by mrbios
Kids here greet my manager with "YES MURF" (his names merv) .......since when did "yes" become ...
3rd May 2012, 01:20 PM #16
Quite a while ago if you live here in Luton, I remember it being around when I was in high school 14+ years ago!
Originally Posted by mrbios
It tends to be used by the more, shall we say, 'street' speaking youths around here...
3rd May 2012, 01:31 PM #17
I often get "Miss told me to come here and ask for <manager_first_name> or <technician_first_name>" and the "Oh, while you're here <manager_first_name>" when you walk in a classroom. Then the pupils think it's great they know your first name, especially when other teaching staff including SLT always refer to you as <mr_surname>.
Another random thing is that some of the Year 11s call their teacher just by his surname with a y on the end (if you know what I mean). I know he was always telling them not to so I wonder if he's given up or decided that the more he tells them not to do it the more they will do it.
3rd May 2012, 02:04 PM #18
Some kids call me Draco apparently I look like Draco Malfoy?! Others refer to me as Mr $surname or sir...
3rd May 2012, 02:05 PM #19
walking through town during easter i hear "ooo hi Mr $boss'_surname" and their friends corrected them and giggled.
we dont have real problems here, afew staff do call me by my first name in class rooms but the kids never have.
you do hear the occasional "cheers mate"
3rd May 2012, 02:08 PM #20
I get "Karl" (name), or "Ben" (as in Bill &)..NM is Bill I'm guessing.
We've also been referred to as "Gods", "geek squad", "Nerve Centre" (by the head!)..the list goes on.
Our Radio call-signs are "big boy" (6ft+ NM), and "Rubber Duck" (Me, because..why not.).
Such lines as "Come in big boy, come in big boy, it's rubber duck. we have a situation down here." always make people smile..
Last edited by Sirbendy; 3rd May 2012 at 02:10 PM.
3rd May 2012, 02:11 PM #21
Originally Posted by Sirbendy
I don't think I could do that...
3rd May 2012, 02:14 PM #22
I was always the cool member of staff...last week of term I bought in an xbox for the IT suite (all games under age of 12, only those with exceptional behaviour could play and it was used on the projector)...the rest used the PC's with loosened restrictions (kids-tube opened up but monitored closely, games sites opened up with adblockers etc)
3rd May 2012, 02:20 PM #23
I've had guests to the school say things like "OH so you're the resident geek here are you?" when I'm introduced to them.
Though one of them (my favourite person to visit the school, coincedently) upon my introduction as IT Manager repled with "Ahhh, so, you're the guy who really runs things around here then *wink*"
Made me chuckle, which was quite apt as he was in promoting "laughology"!
3rd May 2012, 03:29 PM #24
I used to get called Lurch in my old job and sometimes my manager and I were Pinky and the Brian
I have no idea what they call me here, possibly something unpleasant
3rd May 2012, 03:37 PM #25
I used to get called Neo at my last school due to the fact that I could normally be seen wandering round school wearing a 3/4 length leather jacket (although *pedantic hat on* Neo never actually wears a leather jacket in the Matrix), but I quite liked this.....was much better than the few kids who called me Peter Kay
3rd May 2012, 03:40 PM #26
Originally Posted by Iain.Faulkner
We're a first name school here.
3rd May 2012, 04:49 PM #27
I was asked by a boy yesterday "My memory stick doesnt work. Are you the janitor?" That was a definite moment
3rd May 2012, 07:46 PM #28
:: Disappointed :: Was expecting a rousing call to depose Kids from their unprecedented position at the centre of the universe and get 'em all back to sweeping chimneys...
3rd May 2012, 08:28 PM #29
I usually get called Mrs (name) Computer Person by the children. I'm actually Ms but I'm not going to argue!
The staff are mostly careful not to call me by my first name in front of the children to keep things professional.
The children like to come to see me because I have various posters around my workstation - from the ubiquitous 'Don't Panic - Turn it off and on Again' to the 'GeekHorde Membership' poster
3rd May 2012, 09:13 PM #30
Satan, IT Troll, Mr Aaaaaanndddeeerrssssoooon, Sir, baldy, beardy, Mr $name, and Shep.
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