friday afternoon…1 hour ago…a conversation with Takahashi sensei in the recording room:
Takahashi Sensei: Loco-sensei, thank you for helping me.
Me: No problem. it’s my job to make your job easier.
Takahashi: No no no…
Me: No, seriously, it is. And, if you need anything, please don’t hesitate to let me know.
Takahashi: Thank you so much…
Me: For example, if you need me to help you make lessons…I’m here, and I have time. You don’t have to do everything yourself.
Me: And I think if I spent more time with the first year students that might be beneficial…maybe help alleviate some of the problems we’ve been having lately.
Takahashi: Sou desu yo ne.
Me: Especially with Mik…I mean with $%&% chan. She’s totally out of control! But I think we can reign her in if we work together.
Takahashi: You really think so?
Me: Hell yeah! I think we can be a great team if we work together and share the workload…you know what I’m saying?
Takahashi: Hai! Wakarimashita….(starts crying…)
Me: What’s…are you ok?
Takahashi: I’m so sorry, Loco sensei…you’re so kind and you always help me out in the class when I have trouble and I…
Me: Yes? You’re a what?
Takahashi: I’m…I don’t treat you fairly. But you’re right we should be more like a team…
Me: Of course. So, why are you crying…
Takahashi: I just have so much stress…sometimes I think…
Me: Ok stop right there! I think you should stop thinking like that! I mean, I spoke with Kawaguchi sensei about what…
Takahashi: You spoke with who?
Me: Kawaguchi sensei…She….
Takahashi-sensei: Who is Kawaguchi sensei? At this school?
Me: Oh Fuck I mean %$#&#%$#& sensei. Of course…right…There is no Kawaguchi sensei. Japanese names are so difficult…ha ha.
Takahashi: Are you ok Loco san?
Me: Of course! I don’t know where that name came from…listen Takahashi sensei…
Takahashi sensei: Who? What you call me?
Me: Oh fuck, I must be tired… I’m so sorry %$&#&$%#& sensei…I think it’s time for me to go home.
Takahashi: Take it easy now…otsukaresama deshita