The day after I passed my citizenship test, I was so flustered that I locked my keys (camel key chain and all) in my car for the first time in my life.
Fortunately, I was already at work, have AAA membership, and had the whole day ahead of me to regain access to my car. Apparently, a student had seen me out with the kind gentleman who was helping to open my car up.
Dodgy Student: Hey TeacherLady, did you have people at your car today?
TeacherLady: Yeah, I locked myself out.
Dodgy Student: Hey, you shoulda called me, I got the hanger in my locker!
However, one of my favorite incidents when pleading the 5th may have been a wiser choice was in this conversation:
Girl: Do you ever get stressed in your job?
TeacherLady: Yes, very.
Girl: What do you do?
TeacherLady: I just go home, put a dent in the sofa and watch some TV with my husband after playing and reading with my daughter for a bit. I feel bad for my daughter because, frankly, I lose most of my patience here at work. I try my best, but work takes a lot out of me. (Trying to guilt them into behaving better. It’s kind of charming how naïve I can be sometimes. You got a bridge to sell me?)
Girl: You should just smoke some weed. (she mimes taking a toke and leans back in her chair with her eyes half closed.)
TeacherLady: Er no. I’ve never smoked weed. Chocolate and TV will suite me fine.
Second Girl: Really? You’ve never smoked weed? Not even on New Year’s?
THAT'S the one! That’s the line that will make me laugh every time I think of it. Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner! The implication that a parent has, at some point, said “Oh go on, it’s New Year’s Eve, you can have a puff” to a girl who was 14 last New Year’s Eve. Ho-ly crap. It’s sad and funny at the same time.