General Chat Thread, Down with the Kids in General; I'm Mr Cool. Just been called 'Bud'. Makes a change to mate I suppose!...
3rd May 2012, 10:52 AM #1
Down with the Kids
I'm Mr Cool. Just been called 'Bud'. Makes a change to mate I suppose!
3rd May 2012, 11:09 AM #2
Better than "that guy".
Originally Posted by sippo
Or "the lady with the beard"... [Damn reception kids thinking long hair = female]
Or "hey you"
Or getting "JESUS CHRIST YOU SCARED THE CRAP OUT OF ME!" when I walk into a class to fix something...
Plus, I get a few kids calling me by my first name... Because the teachers do.
3rd May 2012, 11:14 AM #3
Walked into the IT suite to sort out an issue and the kids are like Miss!! its Mister Mister sir..... I was like whose mister mister sir and they all cracked up.
3rd May 2012, 11:19 AM #4
Had a few of the more rascally year 6 boys call me "mate" now and then, which I try to discourage.
Of course, the reception-age children call every adult in the school "miss" and until they hit year 2 they are no male staff teaching/looking after them at all so they're just completely used to saying "miss!" when they want an adult's attention.
Heard all sorts over the years; Computer Man, Computer Guy, IT Man, and my personal favourite from a year 6 girl last year "Mr Genius" lol
Mr Pete has become mainstream recently, thanks to the blokes in the PE team who all let the kids call them by their first names and often even call me Mr Pete in front of the kids too!
It doesn't bother me what they call me really, as long as they are respectful about it that's fine with me.
Last edited by Pete10141748; 3rd May 2012 at 11:21 AM.
3rd May 2012, 11:48 AM #5
Last year I was described to a language teacher by a shy year 7 "That scottish man with the short hair and tattoos". I hope im not that scarey.
3rd May 2012, 12:35 PM #6
Most kids here know me by my first name as teachers often use it, I also had a 'mate' today followed by a 'yea that's sound' when I asked 'Is that ok?'
3rd May 2012, 12:40 PM #7
I often get "Jesus" because that's the only possible name for long-haired-and-bearded gentlemen. It is, at least, only behind my back these days, unlike my last place.
Mostly just get Sir, I suspect most kids know my first name as nearly every teacher just calls me by that, so I just make a point of using theirs back when they do, to be honest, not that the hint ever gets taken!
And after one final assembly sketch last year, I've just about stopped being called "Not $technician". Still stings that everyone picked up on that bit and not on the "looks like Johnny Depp" bit from the same sketch though
3rd May 2012, 01:07 PM #8
I've had Keith (not my name) due to some fancy dress charity thing we did. Although the strangest thing I was linked to was due to kids trying to get at the mouse balls at which point the IT teacher told them to stop it - "the only people who should be touching mouse balls are vets and IT support" got some strange looks then
3rd May 2012, 01:10 PM #9
I get that... Though the one who started it has left now.
Originally Posted by sonofsanta
3rd May 2012, 01:10 PM #10
I constantly fight to stop the kids calling me by my name, and it doesn't help when staff call you by your name across classrooms or in busy corridors...
It also doesn't help that they know I'm on the radio, so if they didn't already know it, they know because of that...
I guess there are more important things to worry about though :¬)
Last edited by RichCowell; 3rd May 2012 at 01:11 PM.
3rd May 2012, 01:13 PM #11
Cause of the staff uniform I was getting The Lady in Black for a while there
3rd May 2012, 01:14 PM #12
Kids here greet my manager with "YES MURF" (his names merv) .......since when did "yes" become a conversation starting word or greeting? o_O
3rd May 2012, 01:15 PM #13
I've been called Jesus, and Wolfman at times.
Makes me chuckle.
3rd May 2012, 01:16 PM #14
"The thingie guy who's good with computers and does stuff to the internet and makes it work" has to be the best I've heard.
IT Guy is common. I despise it when any of them try to use my real name. I've worded a few teachers who do it in front of students to discourage it.
I remind them to use the correct male acknowledgement of "Sir".
Last edited by Mako; 3rd May 2012 at 01:17 PM.
3rd May 2012, 01:16 PM #15
I get 'Mr [surname]'. Or 'sir' if I'm feeling stern.
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