I had an interesting experience once while I was traveling on the road. I hired a car. The driver could tell that I was very busy and in a hurry but he was the chatty type. He asked me about where I was going so I quickly gave him the directions (which were probably too detailed). To which he replied ‘You have to be a teacher’. I just thought ‘Who is this man? How does he know that? Is he a… stalker or something?’ He seemed to read my mind and explained that only teachers give him clear directions. I laughed with relief.
Anywhere I go, someone would say to me ‘You’re a teacher…?’ It would be said as if it were a statement and not a question (because the curious enquirer is so sure!)
What is it that gives me away? I do not know. Some would say ‘Oh, you just look like a teacher’ or ‘You sound like a teacher’. I often wonder if this happens to other teachers. The funny thing is that it happens more frequently during the Summer when I’m dressed casually because school is out.
Have you ever been spotted like that?