Thursday, February 16, 2006

Overheard

The PE teacher lines up the 3rd graders right outside my office. I just overheard her say this to them as they exited the bathrooms after changing back into their uniforms.

"Make sure your buttons are buttoned and your zippers are zipped."

I can only imagine 20 3rd graders all taking a peek to make sure they are "decent".

I also assume that if there were any guilty parties in the group they were ones sporting the XY genes. This must be one of those guy things that we ladies will never understand. The undone pants is just something that I think girls notice a bit quicker, if at all.

14 Comments:

Blogger jes said...

i know! we do notice those things. what does that say about us, noticing undone zippers and such?

sometimes i feel embarrassed telling guys that their zipper is open. but then i remember that THEIR ZIPPER IS OPEN, and that i don't want it to stay that way.

so when i tell a guy his zipper is open, it's really just a selfish comment for me to make.

2/16/2006 12:12 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

well ok jes there is that, I was speaking more of girls noticing when our own zippers are open as opposed to boys not noticing when their own zippers are open, but now that you mention it girls might also notice when *others* zippers are open too

and I think it is more of a public service for you to tell a guy his zipper is down

2/16/2006 12:17 PM  
Blogger Saur♥Kraut said...

how sexist! ...but true...

2/16/2006 12:26 PM  
Blogger Aim Claim said...

I remember when I was in elementary and you saw someone who had their fly down we would say...

XYZPDQ

"examine your zipper pretty darn quick" HA!

2/16/2006 12:29 PM  
Blogger jes said...

oh my gosh, aimee. i would never be able to remember all those letters fast enough to say them. and make sense.

it would be more like:

X...Y...Z.........

Pre... P...D...Qui...Q!

2/16/2006 12:33 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Saur, I don't think it's sexist because I'm not saying anything bad, just making an observation, I am happy to have any guy inform me I am mistaken.

2/16/2006 1:12 PM  
Blogger The Cubicle Reverend said...

so what are you saying? guys aren't capable of keeping themselves neat? we can't take care of ourselves?

2/16/2006 3:01 PM  
Anonymous FOo said...

That's funny I just did that at work the other day....and I'm 30....

2/16/2006 3:02 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

there are just too many opportunities to reply to Cube Rev when his pic is of a MONKEY no less.

I only restated what I heard spoken to a set of 3rd graders. You sir may edumacate me on if that warning needs to be proclaimed to the "older set" as often.

2/16/2006 3:38 PM  
Blogger green said...

I for one appreciate it when someone tells me I forgot to zip, no matter who it is. Sometimes we just forget to do it, is all. Absent minded, thinking of other things, whatever reason comes to mind.

2/16/2006 5:42 PM  
Blogger Sydney said...

Is it just in Minnesota that we tell the "THE BARN DOOR IS OPEN" when their zipper is Open??????


UMMMM inquiring minds want to know......

2/16/2006 10:30 PM  
Blogger Lia said...

Never heard of the barn door, but we used to say something like "pizza on the ceiling", and no one would have any idea what you were trying to tell them.

2/17/2006 9:44 AM  
Blogger Shenna said...

No Sydney, we say it in Wisconsin too. We go as far as to say "your barn door is open, and your letting the cows out!"

2/17/2006 9:48 PM  
Blogger Jayleigh said...

Too funny.

2/18/2006 7:53 AM  

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