Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sittin' Pretty? Not!

The couch

Yesterday, Your Humble Scribe held forth on the importance of manners & good behavior in general. I alluded to The Couch. Thought I should elaborate a tad today.

The Couch graced the Journalism Office at Our Humble High School for 6 years. A reject from the faculty dining room, where it had accommodated commodious faculty derrières since the mid-'70s, The Couch became a general journalista gathering place & HQ for hanky-panky.

No, Mrs. Scribe decidedly does not encourage hanky-panky, per se. It's just that with 3 classrooms to control for two-thirds of the 15 years I've hung out at Our Humble High School (we went thru a Journalism Empire Reduction because of overcrowding, so now the kingdom is down to 2 rooms), you know how it goes...

Hanky-panky happens.

So does wanton destruction & stuffing pulling-out. In fact, over the life of the Journalism Couch, I think we witnessed more crapping up of the couch than consensual kiddie canoodling.

Take a gander at the above snap. The sign clearly states, "I am a couch. I have feelings." That poor piece of bedraggled furniture must have been in quite a bit of pain.

16 comments:

Michelloui said...

Oh if only furniture could talk. Actually, quite glad it can't!! Funny post, made me smile. There's a Couch in most people's memory I think (whether used for regular sessions of intellectual debate or hanky panky!).

Tammy Howard said...

Aw, furniture with history. My youngest would assuredly view your post as a writing prompt. (I am not nearly that creative)

~Kristen~ said...

Great post! Stopping by from SITS to say! I had to after that "Heathers" reference in your roll call comment! :-)

Rebecca Jo said...

That looks like a couch from our Jr. High youth hang out area!!!

Fer*Cambe said...

I'm clearly not in favor of hanky panky either Miss Manners/Scholastic Scribe! But hanky-panky happens is a very zen attitude for you to have! How popular is this journalism program huh?

Raine said...

That couch makes me sad

Aunt Julie said...

So, has the ratty old couch been replaced? Would like to see a shot of the new one!

HappyChyck said...

That poor couch is TIRED!

Tortuga said...

That couch has definitely seen better days.

The Blonde Duck said...

That's so funny! We had two journalism rooms when I was in HS sometime--one for lounging with a couch and really grubby papasan chair and one with computers and desks. You know, for actual work.

Tara said...

Back in the day, students had to resort to the dark room as no couch was provided.

Susie said...

That piece did it's time!

LadyStyx said...

That poor sofa.

Sean Hogan said...

We put that couch through some good times!

Tulsi said...

So sad. It could use a cover, but those never stay on.

Marrdy said...

Boy it looks like a million Kitty Kats attached that poor couch!

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