Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Selective Hearing

OK. I like the sentiment expressed in this note but it's hard for me to understand why 33% of the students I teach (white, black, and hispanic) insist on adding an N to my last name. I pronounce it correctly, tell them it rhymes with rake and snowflake, and they still look at me and say, " Mr. Blank?" Don't believe me? Click on this drawing I got today...


  1. That is so cute! A lot of my clients call me Ms. Blank (especially the hispanic ones) I tell them, "no..it's LAKE with a "B" in front" and they still call me Blank. I'm used to it. Close enough! Teresa

  2. Mr. Blank might just stick. So many levels of abuse potential!

  3. Hahaha. That is funny, Tom. my friends all call me that already. Teresa, i'm glad it's not just me.