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Song Parodies -> "A Substitute Teacher's Lament"

Original Song Title:

"Do You Hear What I Hear?"

Original Performer:

Traditional

Parody Song Title:

"A Substitute Teacher's Lament"

Parody Written by:

Rebekah Dub

The Lyrics

Parody #16 of the 25 Parodies of Christmas Challenge.
Standing in the doorframe of my class
It was the principal
It was her third visit to my class
This period alone
Get off my back; I’m doing my job
It wasn’t a problem before
It wasn’t a problem before

Micromanagement was never her style
Is she growing jaded?
She yells in front of the students
Can’t she take it elsewhere?
If she’d just discuss things privately
It would not be such a problem
It would not be such a problem

I’m trying with all my might not to cry
Students are wondering
I must not let them see me cry
Won’t let her get me down
Because, because I’m doing my job
Which wasn’t a problem before
Which wasn’t a problem before

If that principal doesn’t call me back
It won’t be a big loss
I’ve got other schools to sub at
Where the higher-ups care
Because, because I always do my job
It is not a problem to them
It is not a problem to them
No names or schools have been or will be mentioned. This piece is based on an isolated subbing experience that many other subs have likely had as well.

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Dave W. - December 16, 2011 - Report this comment
I guess you could call it a learning experience...Good job on this for sure...Hey Rebekah..does Dub stand for the letter W ?.....The students at a high school where my wife Debbie used to work called her D - Dubs ....
Rebekah Dub - December 16, 2011 - Report this comment
Thank you. I'm very glad you enjoyed it. Yes, the Dub in my name stands for W, which is the first letter of my last name. It's more fun (and mysterious) that way. But I don't use that name at school.
Porfle Popnecker - December 16, 2011 - Report this comment
We used to give our substitute teachers hell when I was in school.
Rob Arndt - December 16, 2011 - Report this comment
Go write your name on the chalk board 555 times!
Rebekah Dub - December 16, 2011 - Report this comment
Porfle - When I had a sub, I got a lot more of my writing done (tee-hee-hee). Rob - I'll do that, lol. Thanks!
pickle - December 18, 2011 - Report this comment
My sister has told me a lot about how poor some of the main staff (not substitute teachers)in schools her daughter has gone to have been; all the red tape they have to negotiate!
Rebekah Dub - December 18, 2011 - Report this comment
Subbing can be really good income, but there's a lot of eggshells to tread on. Thankfully, many of my fellow teachers were nice and helpful. I've only had problems with one principal, and I think it's because it's long past her time to retire.

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