I am an ESL teacher. ESL teachers are an odd bunch. There are nerdy ones. There are geeky ones. There are those that love grammar and those that want to teach “how we really speak.” There are introverts and extroverts. Basically, there isn’t a blanket big enough to throw over them that would catch them all.
Why am I telling you all this? Basically, it’s just to explain that on a given day, we can have a concert level pianist debating the use of the Oxford comma with a punk music lover, with side comments from a would be fashion designer. Perhaps that is a normal office thing–but I have never worked in an office. I do know that we do not suffer from a lack of diversity in any way that you define it.
The picture above represents a toy brought in by one of my coworkers. It was a gift from his brother that didn’t garner enough attention from his young son at home. The hopes were that my other co-worker would adopt it and take it home. That hasn’t happened yet. Instead, we all get to take a look at it every day and get KISS songs stuck in our head.
As for the toy itself. I have no actual information. I suppose my fellow blogger the Vintage Toy Advertiser could probably shed some light on it. I have tagged the person so they will come and investigate. Check out the blog if you have a moment and are feeling nostalgic for your childhood.
Not all the teachers are in love with the thing, but, not surprisingly, everyone has an opinion. As for me, if I didn’t like it, it wouldn’t be Today’s Perfect Moment.