Today I am also going to school, but it's only to meet up with some of the fabulous ladies with whom I work so that we may refresh our collections of salvaged couture and DIY remakes. Which brings me to the next stereotype in my teacher fashion parade:
The Teacher Who Wears the Same Uniform the Kids Should.
This teacher invariably has one or both of the following motivations:
- S/he is not an early bird and teaches at an early-start school. Uniforms do not require one to be awake and generally do not require ironing.
- S/he has some kind of ethical/political/socioeconomic position that is best visited upon fellow teachers through wearing the uniform...accompanied by regular lectures.
Monitoring the students' uniforms is not something I'm willing to waste a lot of energy on. Like many of my fellow attention-challenged, I have to get up very early so that I can be fully functioning by the time school starts, so I have lots of time to decide if I'm feeling Midge Wood or Grace Jones. While I have great sympathy for the ethical/political/socioeconomic arguments, I prefer to make them while well-dressed. (Also, buying salvage means fair trade labor and reuse. WIN!)
Whatever the case, the course of action is clear: avoid this person at least through first bell.