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Friday, July 9, 2010

Don't Drink and Teach

Not surprised that the two teachers involved in the alleged "lesbian tryst" in a James Madison High School classroom had gone back to school after a "boozy outing at a local watering hole."

Booze and school do NOT mix.

Frankly, booze and work do NOT mix.

People do stupid, idiotic stuff when they're out drinking.

So if you're a teacher and you decide to get hammered after work, for god sakes, stay the hell away from school.

On a related note, it would be interesting to do a study to see how much New York City teachers regularly drink after work.

It would also be interesting to see the age group of the teachers who do tend to tie one on after work.

My experience in ten years of teaching is that it is often the twenty- and thirty-somethings who booze it up after work.

You know, guys like this.

Sure, there are some older teachers with booze problems, but it's usually the younger ones who look hungover and/or smell like last night's outing to a Williamsburg hipster bar.

When you get to be my age, the idea of staying out until 2 AM drinking shots and teaching the next morning sounds more like a kind of torture devised by Dick Cheney to use on Gitmo prisoners than something fun to do on a Thursday night.

Anyway, there is a hard and fast rule I like to use in life: if it sounds like something George from Seinfeld would do, I DON'T do it.

And what the two teachers from Madison allegedly engaged in certainly sounds like something George would do.

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