Strange Teacher Habits


Kara Jones, Staff Writer

As you all know teachers are weird. I am simply here to point out some of the attributes that make them weird apart from the strutting down the halls, strange random comments, and odd outfit choices.

Target number one is identified as Ms. Tabitha Clynch who rubs the inside of her elbows when she’s nervous, uses the theme song of an old muppet show for end of class alarms on her phone, and scratches her nose with the back of her hand like a cat.

Target number two is Mrs. Shonda Irvine, who has OCD and is a mild germophobe. She bleaches her sink drains, frequently cleans under her nails, and does things in a repetition of three. She believes some of these habits might have manifested due to multiple labs in nursing school.

Target number three  is identified as Mr. Brian Coulter. If you’ve ever had him as a teacher, you know he’s just a little on the quirky side, so it doesn’t surprise me that he has eaten the same kind of sandwich-ham- every day for the past 18 years. He said he is in love with ham-end of story-and claims that people who don’t like ham are misguided fools being manipulated by the agents of Lucifer.

The final target of the day is Mrs. Harkins. Before bed each night, she has to make sure all the bathroom and closet doors are closed. She got this habit because her older brother told her if she didn’t close the doors, gremlins would get into her room.

This is just a small glimpse into the strange habits of teachers. Beyond it is another dimension: a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into… the Twilight Zone.