You are a Magnificent Creature


This is what came up when I Googled magnificent creature. 


I hadn’t felt the vibration of my cell phone.  The reasons for this are either the fact that it rings so infrequently that I can’t recognize when it is happening or I frequently leave it somewhere, only to come back later and have to deal with the messages…..well probably just message.

When I checked my cell phone yesterday, I noticed that I had received a text.  My phone is good about showing me a preview of the text (or email) before opening it.  The one I got had the title line.  Magnificent creature?  I can’t say I wasn’t thrilled, but honestly wasn’t sure what I had done to earn such praise.  If I had been out on a date and received that…well, that would be flattering.

As it was, one of my co-workers was just thanking me for actually making a lesson plan for the class she was covering.  I had decided that a long weekend was something I should definitely have, so I needed someone to teach for me.  When I take time off, I always prepare a lesson for the substitute.  Often the sub doesn’t do it….but I still make the plan.

A quick side note:  apparently this is rare as my boss had to notify everyone in a strongly worded email that a plan for the substitute was necessary when taking time off.

I just thought it was courtesy and professionalism.  I am not sure it warranted “magnificent creature” but hey, I’ll gladly take the compliment.

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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3 Responses to You are a Magnificent Creature

  1. Heide says:

    I have never once received an email from a colleague calling me a “magnificent creature” — so congratulations on that, Anthony! I’m glad your good deed (even if it was just courtesy and professionalism) was recognized.

  2. ‘Magnificent Creature’ is a pretty epic compliment. You also had a cool pic come up when you Googled it. I typed ‘Magnificent Creature’ into DuckDuckGo and first result was an image of a battle horse with braided hair. Lots of tigers too. I got called via email once ‘You Bloody Ninja You’ for helping someone locate something they badly wanted to buy.

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