Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wacky News Wednesday: I make fun of the dead and teachers love it.

This just in.

Harriet Richardson Ames fulfilled a lifelong dream by completing her bachelor's degree in education. She reached the milestone 3 weeks after her 100th birthday.

Someone should have told her she could have been a doctor by now. ( a la David Spade to Chris Farley in Blacksheep.)

Turns out this lady was a retired teacher.

Why had she been teaching all these years if she is just NOW getting her bachelor’s?

I think this says a lot about our public education system.

Evidently, when she became a teacher, you only had to have a 2 year degree.

Additionally, you had to own your own wooly mammoth for transportation.

No, but she did teach in a one-room school house.

She also served as principal, which she was probably over qualified for.

Mrs. Ames was given her diploma at her hospice bedside prior to her death on Saturday.

Now there was a lady with a plan of how to get out of paying back her student loans.

Boy is she in for a stark realization. I hear in heaven, just like on earth, not only are teaching jobs in short supply, but the pay sucks there too.

Plus, she’ll be required to obtain her Masters within five years of arriving.

27 comments:

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

She had to ride that Woolly Mammoth uphill both ways.

justsomethoughts... said...

over qualified indeed.

carissajaded said...

Dude, I think she had the right idea!!! Hmmmmm.. I will probably land my dream job on my deathbed.

adrienzgirl said...

You are a very bad man Ed!

But there might be something to your logic! :D

Life Laugh Latte said...

Yeah...that's tough...real tough. Holly

GregoryJ said...

Remind me if I get that old, not to do something like that.
Just give me booze and cigarettes, which I quit 17 and 15 years ago.

Cassie said...

So THAT's how you get out of paying student loans!

Meagan@Megs7827 said...

I hate all these old farts that are underqualified keeping jobs from amazing people like me!

Coffeypot said...

I wonder if she went out for cheerleading while working on her diploma?

"Raw, Ra...(cough, cough)ah, Raw...Zip, Boom, Ba...Ugh"

"Medic, cheerleader down. Stat!"

The Office Scribe said...

Yeah but once she gets tenure they can never kick her out.

She could take a dump on the Pearly Gates while tongue kissing Joan of Arc and there's nothing God could do about it,

The Blue Zoo said...

I wonder if she had to ride that mammoth up hill both ways in the snow?

Miss Yvonne said...

OMG, no way can I beat that first comment. Mad props, yo.

mepsipax said...

OH dear baby zombie jesus. You are going straight to hell. Whew.. I thought I was the only one. See you there. Laughing all the way.

Tgoette said...

She always said "I'm going to get my degree if it's the last thing I do!" Extra credit for getting it right.

ScoMan said...

That's the best time to get your degree. When you're retired. When you're just about to drop dead.

One of my granparents friends does that. She's running around doing all these courses that interest her because in Australia, you don't have to pay it back until your income is about $38,000 and now that she's retired, she's racking up a huge bill.

Jules said...

She'll have to show that's she's a Highly Qualified Teacher somehow..... PLUS I bet she'll still have Merit Pay.....

The Princess of Sarcasm said...

Oh dear Lord! I had a hard enough time going back to get my Masters when I was 3 years out from my BS. (Don't make a joke about BS...it's too easy...you're better than that.) I cannot IMAGINE going back that late in life! How could she write papers with her shaky arthritic hand?! God bless her educated soul.

Moooooog35 said...

I'd still do her.

Erin said...

All of a sudden I find myself humming Alanis Morisette's "Ironic"..

Tony said...

Wow. What did she teach? Yeah, I can't even come up with a joke. Damn it.

Tracie said...

If she's still teaching in the afterlife, that isn't Heaven.

Secret Agent K said...

Old people are funny...

And smell slighlty of ben gay and death...

Hehe

Ben GAY

Kiera said...

!!!! that's insane

Daffy said...

Oh the froth I could spew on the topic if education...

I'll leave the froth spewing to the pro....you and rosie do have a date tonight, don't you?!?

Forgotten said...

How did she finish finals in a hospice. Somebody was cheating...

*feeling the fires of hell burning my ass*

Mrsblogalot said...

It's wrong that I'm laughing at this isn't it?

Secretia said...

As long as we don't hurt people, than any kind of humor is good!

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