The Characters That I Work With


When I wrote about the KISS play set and my diverse co-workers, I am sure some of the readers had some doubts about my words.  We’re all prone to exaggeration.  Why would I be any different? I could reiterate my stance and demand that you believe me.  Instead, I will illustrate my point with a recent episode.  It also involves the KISS play set.

Some fantastic reorganization of various textbooks by a co-worker yielded some free shelf space.  We could have used the space for more books, or reference material. Instead, a home for the KISS stage was found.

This morning, another co-worker briefly glanced at the set, mere moments before we were due in class and declared rather loudly, “That isn’t right.”

Some perked their ears.  Some rolled their eyes.  I just became curious.

“Ace Frehley is playing the wrong instrument.  And Gene Simmons isn’t left handed.”  Rather than proceed to class, the entire set had to be checked over for inconsistencies and errors, and those were rectified on the spot.

No one seemed to think this was a bad idea.

Have I illustrated my point?


About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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4 Responses to The Characters That I Work With

  1. Anonymous says:

    I am so glad someone took the time to set up the kiss stage. The last post did not do it justice. Much better. I think it has found a home.

  2. bgddyjim says:

    … and Gene Simmons should have written and sung every song…

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