Friday, August 22, 2008

A Special Kind of Hell

Most people think of subbing as writing your name on the black board, popping a movie in VCR and waiting for the bell to ring. It sounds like a pretty easy gig, and don't get me wrong, it can be.

The thing most people don't consider is that the average teacher has six or seven classes a day. So if the teacher wants to you to play a movie for the kids, you have to play it at least 6 times a day. Then realize that a class period is only 50 minutes long. So at the end of the day you have watched the first 50 minutes of a movie six times.

Its like working at FAO Schwartz during the Christmas season, you start to wonder how many more times you can be welcomed to a world of toys without blowing your brains out.

Today was day two of a three day gig for an American Government teacher. Her instructions were for me to play a movie for each of her six classes and have them answer a worksheet with questions from the movie.

We are not watching The Big Lebowski.

1776. A musical about the drafting of Declaration of the Independence. I shit you not, a musical. Starring Mr. Sweeney from Boy Meets World as John Adams. And its two hours and twenty one minutes long. I haven't seen the end yet but if you have any questions about the first 45 or second 45 minutes, I've seen them each six times.


Blogger reverend dick said...

We watched that movie when I was in high school. Long ago, in ~1986.

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Blogger Walter Sobchack said...

I think its Feeney, not Sweeney. Too bad Topanga wasn't in it. She was a babe.

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