A colleague came into my classroom to speak to me the other day. This particular member of staff dresses quite casually, and on the day in question was wearing a multi coloured t-shirt with a Ramones logo on the front.
The following conversation transpired:
Student – I like that t-shirt, I’ve got one the same.
Colleague – We must have got them from the same shop.
Me – I always wished that I had seen them.
Student – I’m surprised you didn’t, they were right by the door.
It transpired that not only was the student unaware that Johnny, Dee Dee, Joey and Tommy were in a band, but that the colleague was also blissfully unaware.
For the record, and in case anyone is still not sure, they looked like this:
I have taken steps to fill the void in both my students and my colleagues knowledge bases with some emergency Rock n roll high school.