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The Poet's Faculty Meeting

Faculty meeting. Formidably flippantly fortuitously fluffy and forgetful. I began to write a little list of F words, because I was in the F word mood. Frilly. Free-ha-ha. Feast. Forget-me-knots. Fallacy. Farming. Fastidious. Fun-filled. What are you doing? A non-friend asked me. She had already broken my chain of counting when I was Counting syllables, making me angry. “I am writing F words,” I tell her. She looks at me with fanfare, farcically, fantastically. I am relieved to begin anew. Now I am adding PH words, because they will go along well with my theme. Phonetically, phenomena’s, phenol barbital, phosphate, phantom, philosophy “You can always ask Caren.” Uh-oh. I look up. Everyone is looking at me including the principal who is pleased as punch I’m taking such great notes. I nod my head. Feline, foamy. Form-fitting, fleshy, flesh-eating, fractions, fanfare, fishy, finished, foamy, Phillip, fixed, fixt. Someone puts their hand on my paper. I glare at them. “What are you doing?” I put my finger to my lips to shush them. Fluffy. Faerie, Fairy. Franchise. Farmer. Freshman. Frequent. Frequently. Feminine. Farcical. Feisty. Fibber. Fibbing. French fries. I look up. Clock says 4:35. Time to go. Totally un-socialized, I fly out the door, knowing the union is on my side.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 4/17/2018 9:23:00 AM
Darn great idea, Caren. Too bad you weren't asked to keep the minutes of the meeting that day. Can you see the looks on the others' faces if/when they read them. LOL! Romp of a write, CK! :) gw
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/17/2018 5:11:00 PM
They know better believe me!
Date: 4/17/2018 8:30:00 AM
Thank goodness for unions! Teachers should get the respect - and money! - they deserve-take care-
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/17/2018 5:12:00 PM
I love the Union President Andrea. When I call her she takes me 100 percent serious. I take no prisoners.
Date: 4/17/2018 6:44:00 AM
I believe this may be a true story Caren! Very funny indeed!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/18/2018 9:48:00 PM
Nina you wound me- they are all true! One time I had a prissy male principal. He brought me and 4 students up to greet new students and their parents. I said something clever and everyone gasped so I said “I wouldn’t lie would I.” All 4 kids on stage turned and said to me “yes you would,” and I could not stop laughing. The principal’s face turned Easter Peep pink.
Date: 4/17/2018 4:49:00 AM
Are you a teacher Caren... I was fortunate to be one for about 12 years...All the best...
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/19/2018 2:58:00 AM
I am the school counselor so I teach character ed classes, career day; student council, And I do group and individual counseling. I also teach the children embroidery and cartooning.
Date: 4/17/2018 4:24:00 AM
Ha ha , at least you didn't fall asleep. Tom
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/18/2018 9:53:00 PM
I can entertain myself for hours Tom. I know you can too as long as you have a pencil and paper.