Every time I speak, I would hear them laugh.
Well, sometimes, I just wanted to be me and say something funny but it was irritating to hear them laugh especially if it was obvious they were laughing at me! BULLIES! Well, maybe, because they hear different diction and well, Filipino-English accent and they were not used to it! The truth was they very well understood what was being communicated, they just chose to be bullies!
I remember back in New Orleans, our students were all Black-Americans and every time they would hear us, their Filipino teachers, talk to each other,they would mimic and joke aloud, "ching chang chung ching ching chang". It was funny at first, but annoying really.
As usual, I just had to stop it and let them taste a dose of their own medicine.
Loudly, I confronted my two lovely girls and said aloud (this time in an American accent and "I-am-kidding-no-more" and "You-must-know-how-MEAN-I-really-am" acting skills).
"Laugh some more, C'mon, LAUGH all you want, because in the end, I'll be the one to laugh the loudest.
IF you DON'T finish your work,you just wasted your time! YOU will get an F.
It's not even a laughing matter if I sound different to what you're used to hearing; the LAUGHING MATTER is that BOTH OF YOU are here because you FAILED the course!
Now, DO your work!"
I loved how they blushed, bowed their heads and closed their mouths!
I hear them laugh no more.
Total meanness for a cause! Lol!
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