I can’t help myself. I need to have some fun around here. I decided to screw with my coteacher.
I share an office with two other teachers – Mr. Kim and Ms. Shin. At least once per day, I find Mr. Kim passed out at his desk. If given enough time, he falls into a deep sleep. The only thing that seems to wake him up is the sound of the door to our office opening. This is fortunate for Mr. Kim, because this provides just enough time to wake up and pretend like he’s working.
Last week, while I was working on lesson planning, Mr. Kim began to snore. I knew he was on his way to a deep sleep, so I waited a few minutes and then tested him. I called his name – no response. It was time to mess with him.
I opened the internet browser on his computer and navigated to the Victoria’s Secret website. Then I did it again, and again, and again. After opening and maximizing about ten windows, it was time for Mr. Kim to wake up. I walked out of our office and opened the door. As soon as it squeaked, I heard him wake up and begin typing. It took about three seconds for him to realize that he was looking at scantily clad women. I heard “OH!…UHHHH…UHHHHH….WAIT A MINUTE” (in Korean). As I walked into the office, he turned the monitor away from the door. I pretended not to notice.
As soon as he got all of the windows closed, Mr. Kim called the school’s IT guy (aka “Computer Boy”). I didn’t understand much of what they said, but I could tell that Mr. Kim was arguing with Computer Boy about whether or not his computer had a virus.
I’ve done this a total of three times now, each time with a different website. It gets funnier every time, because he’s growing more and more frustrated, and he panics a bit more each time. The last time, I opened way more windows and made them different sizes so they were harder to close quickly. He panicked so hard that he simply unplugged the monitor. Eventually he’ll figure out that it’s me, but for now I’m going to enjoy it.
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