Thursday, February 10, 2011
Say it with me kids: Ep. Ic. I want the second one on my wall. Right next to this one.
Anyway. This one took place a couple of days ago walking down the hall before just before school started. I ended up walking with a third grader who shall go by Eric.
Eric: Miss Leslie, what year were you born?
(side note: it's a good thing I've been answering to Leslie since practically before I knew my name was Lacey!)
Me: Guess. (one day I will finally learn better than to ask this question - but the ego boost when they say 16 really outweighs the blow when they say 45! Also - this would be the point where I worried briefly that this one would go the same way this conversation went last year.)
Eric: Nineteen . . . ninety . . . five?
Me: (laughing) No . . .
Me: (insert actual year which I'm not stupid enough to put online like this here)
Eric: (gets all excited and hopeful sounding) So you were alive when the first Star Wars movie came out?!
Me: Well, no, that was in 1977. A few years before I was born.
Eric: (all disappointed) Oh. But you saw them when you were a kid, right?!
Later in class we had to talk about how Episode 4 was the first one to come out. I knew I liked this kiddo for a reason. :-) Does it count if the person who thinks you could pass for 16 is a 9-year-old?
Seriously, I love my job.
P. ost S. cript
Just to complete your Star Wars overload. My fellow nerds (and you know who you are) will get a kick out of it just like I did.