Sunday, December 10, 2006

I am going....


Bananas...
It is quite the adventure being a Home Ec (a.k.a. Family & Consumer Sciences) teacher! One part of the adventure would have to be buying the groceries! Have you ever bought a cart full of groceries... except it is only 5 items... just 25 of each of the 5 items. I had this experience on Wednesday! We made banana bread in my classes on Friday! People look at you like you have something wrong with you...
maybe I just REALLY like bananas.
I had one woman comment about my amount of bananas when I was filling my cart. Once you say "I teach Home Ec" they instantly understand! When I was standing in line with my cart of 40 lbs of bananas and 6 cartons of eggs and older man came up to me and asked what I was going to do "with ALL of those bananas." I told him I was in need of a lot of potassium! Ha ha! He was excited when I told him I taught Home Ec. He even returned a bit later (I was in line for a VERY long time) and told me a story about when he was in Home Ec.
Gotta love the Home Ec stories!
Try it sometime- fill your cart with only a few different items and enjoy the stares and comments! It is great.

p.s. the banana bread was a success- only one group had a weird outcome and I don't know why! They always ask if they get a bad grade for messing up- Nope! The only punishment is they have to eat it!

5 comments:

EK said...

My mom taught Jr. High home ec for a couple of years in the 70s and the stories she's told me!! It's so crazy. I like teaching, but a part of me would have loved to study FACS. Especially because there are so many home related things I never learned- mainly sewing, and I still have a lot to learn as far as cooking goes. But I gues you get both then- FACS and teaching! Though I don't know if I could handle secondary ed! In 2nd grade my kids think I know everything (which of course I do!)Oh and I forgot to tell you, my first semester at BYUI was Fall 2002 too! I lived in Barnes Hall on campus and my now husband lived in Aspen Village. How bout you?

Kristi said...

I had to buy huge bags of frozen vegetables for a ward christmas party once. yep, funny looks and comments. crazy vegetable lady!!

Andrea said...

that's hilarious. I'll have to try it one day. hmmm... what could I buy lots of? could be fun. Oh. I did buy 20 bottles of rootbeer a few months ago. but then I always get comments and stares any time i'm in public.

Amber said...

I always like latching onto people who have a cart full of sweets like cakes. Now THOSE are people I could definitely hang around. :-)

Mikaela said...

I love it! That just makes me crack up! People just say the randomest things sometime.