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My younger son is an inexhaustible source of funny anecdotes. The other day he was telling me about this incident that baffled him and left me roaring with laughter.

Now this little man is the picture of perfect behavior outside of home – shy to a fault, he turns red if someone so much as gives him little attention; he is chatty and fun though with his friends in class. But, he is well mannered, does his work and in general is an epitome of obedience for his teachers.

So, the other day this Science teacher called him to her table in the Staff room with his notebook. Before asking him to go back to his class, she asked him to call a boy named S. But she slightly messed up in her instructions. So she said, “Call me S!” My poor boy thought that for some weird reason his teacher wanted to be called S even though it was a boy’s name. Not one to question this weird wish, he softly caller her S. The teacher might have not paid attention to him because she didn’t react and asked him to run along.

A few minutes later, she comes to class and finds the little man sitting comfortably in his chair, no signs of him having sent along S. So, she comes all guns blazing yelling at my confused boy. She thinks he is lazy and did not do as he was told. The poor boy was left wondering what he did wrong. He felt very offended. After all he had only done what she had told him. And, when he narrated this to me, I laughed real hard making his misery worse.

This is what happens when you are too focussed on words. 🙂 I guess he picks that from his mother. But seriously, the words should make sense contextually too. He stood his ground that he was not at fault and didn’t like the way the teacher yelled at him.

Anyhow, we have started calling the teacher S ma’am at home these days. 🙂

With that I wish you a Happy Monday. Oh and by the way, he gave me his blessing to write about this incident in this blog post. I have been trying to teach him to laugh at himself these days. Hopefully, this is a tiny nudge in that direction. And so he will be reading the comments to this post for sure.

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45 Thoughts on “Call me S!

  1. This is too cute! I can just imagine his bewilderment. 😀 Did he try and explain to the teacher why he was calling her S? 😀
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  2. He’ll be laughing at himself in a bit I think. The most embarrassing things become the funniest tales to tell later on. Tell him to put it behind him. If he’s generally well behaved, the teacher would have forgotten it long before he did.
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  3. Hahaha! He is so cute! I wish he had told the teacher why he called her ‘S’, she might have had a laugh too. 😀
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  4. LOL! Too good!

    Please tell Gautam that in these moments of despair [ 😉 ] hum uske saath khade hein 🙂

    Avada Kabada!

  5. It really livens up your day when the kids tell such anecdotes don’t they !

  6. Poor kid,,, as they say ” Karo Bhalai, miley burai”, but I am glad he is over it and ok to share it…

    Also I like the fact that he gave his “blessings” to the post 🙂
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  7. LOL 😀 That’s so funny! The lil boy must be bewildered at the teacher’s outburst! Hope you explain it to the teacher when you meet her next 😀
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  8. The first thing I could think of was he is going to be one helluva book critic 😀 Awww he is just so cute 😀
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  9. Hahahah…..what was the teacher’s reaction to it? She must be all red 😛
    Kids are such fun..missed reading many of your posts…have to catch up back.

  10. Aww, poor kid! He did what he was asked to and still the teacher got mad! Anyway, it is funny. 🙂
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  11. LOL! Well, he brought smile on everyone’s face and that’s not an easy task. Hi-fi to him! 🙂
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  12. Hahaha..such fun these kids are. However, I hope he is over it now; I am sure Miss S is. 🙂
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  13. You know what, I have done the same thing as a kid and so many more things like this. And I would have stood my ground too. Though now in hindsight I laugh at my stupidity 🙂
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  14. Hehe! So cute 🙂
    And I’m superhappy that you took his permission to post it. I’ll have to do it with Rishi soon enough.

    Give my namesake a high-five for being a sport 🙂
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  15. he is so cute..I would have stood my ground just like him…He will look back at this and laugh a lot in the future
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  16. What a lovable kid!Your life must be interesting with him around.
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  17. Hahahaha! He is so cute! I can so imagine the perplexed look on his face! He is such a sport to have taken it lightly and in the right spirit 🙂
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  18. hehehe… That’s really hilarious and cute. That’s the beauty of innocence. I’m thinking what would have happened if he called her S loudly instead of softly in staff room!

  19. LOL!! Completely side with your son, of course!! The teacher should have realized who she was talking to when she gave garbled instructions!!
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  20. ‘S’ it was truly interesting to learn about communication gaps. What would happen if the teachers teach subjects with such ambiguity?
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  21. Susila Raman on December 5, 2015 at 6:10 pm said:

    beautifully written Rachana! after reading this little smile in my face. such you have a lovely kid.

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