Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Substitute Teacher shows up drunk from the night before

In Oklahoma, substitute teacher Charlene Banks showed up to school after drinking Vodka to 11 p.m. the night before. Her speech was slurred, she couldn't still, and she smelled of booze. While I don't want to diminish the seriousness of such irresponsible behavior, it is a little funny. My favorite line from the story:

When an officer asked Banks how much vodka she had consumed the night before, she allegedly replied, "Does it matter? It's vodka."

Maybe this school district does things differently, but here is what I don't get: if your a substitute teacher, you generally have the option of accepting or declining an assigned classroom. If you want to get drunk on a particular night, just decline your requested assignment when you get the phone call from the school district. It is not as if you are fired if you say no. How hard is that?

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