Friday, August 29, 2008

Jocks And Geeks Don’t Mix In The Teacher’s Lounge

SANTA FE, N.M. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – It’s just as cliquey in the teacher’s lounge as it is in the student -cafeteria.

Jocks and geeks stick to their own tables during lunchtime, even in the teacher’s lounge, according to Robert Wilder, author of Tales from the Teacher’s Lounge: What I Learned in School the Second Time Around – One Man’s Irreverent Look at Being a Teacher (Delta Trade), which hits shelves Tuesday (Sep. 2).

Wilder says everyone in the teacher’s lounge tends to only “hang out with their homies.”

He explains, “There’s the physically fit people who are in there stretching and talking about their triathlons, and there are the slobs, who are fat and don’t care what they look like.”

There’s even a popular crowd hanging out in the lounge, which Wilder says consists of, “Young, hip teachers who have tattoos and designer eyewear. They’re like the Paris Hilton’s of the teacher’s lounge.”

Though for the most part everyone gets along, Wilder says there is one group no one dares cross.

He explains, “The crossword puzzle people are crazy. I don’t mess with them.”

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