Today was an early release day and, as expected, the kids were nuts.
Near the end of the day, while we were in the hall, a grade level coworker told her students to “Be quiet. Act like turkeys.”
I smiled. And waited.
Sure enough, her kids started to gobble.
“I said be quiet.”
One student rightly (and very confusedly) said, “But you said to act like a turkey. Turkeys aren’t quiet.”
I had been stifling my giggles, but I couldn’t hold them back any longer. I laughed and nodded.
Teacher said, “I know, that didn’t come out right,” and started laughing, too.
I apologized to her later, for making her lose face in front of her students and she said, “Oh hell, I was being a turkey!”