Here's a story to show how dumb I am. So every now and then at my school the co head of school brings prospective families around to classes in order to check out our school. Sometimes we know and sometimes we don't. I hate when she does this. Anyway, last week a nice African American family came into my classroom during math. But I was annoyed because she didn't let me know. Anyway, she asked me to explain my lesson and I was sort of quick about it and didn't really say much. But they were in my class for quite a while chatting with her and my assistant. So today I was talking to her and she says all excited, "so what did you think of the last family I brought in?" And she has this huge smile on her face like I should be impressed or something. I didn't even remember at first that she had come in so I'm like "who? when?" So she looks at me like I'm crazy and says,"You didn't recognize him?" I'm like, "no, who?" And now I'm really wondering. So she laughs and says, "Stevie Wonder!" Which just shocked me! I'm like, "WHAT?!! No way!" Then she and the principal started laughing at me. She goes, "how could you not recognize this big guy standing there??" and the principal says, "it's a good thing we didn't bring in Paul McCartney!" Ha, ha. Needless to say, I now feel like a complete idiot! Plus, I missed out on seeing a freaking legend! My powers of observation are incredibly lacking. So I'm telling myself, well, maybe he looked different. Maybe he didn't have his braids in. So later on I asked the kids if they recognized him. After I said his name a lot of them were like, "oh yeah!" So I asked them if he had braids in. They're like, "YES! He had long braids and big black glasses on!" How I missed that I will never know. I think I need my head examined.
I'm only sharing this because you guys are fellow music lovers and probably could appreciate how stupid I feel. i want to smack myself unconscious. I really do.