Thursday, September 4, 2008

Problems I Don't Have

Many teachers have names ruined by “challenging” students.

They no longer want to name their child Thomas, because for a whole year Thomas spent every other day in the principal’s office.

Amber is out because she cried every day for a month of Kindergarten.

I feel very lucky because I have never once had to deal with this problem.
Yes, I’ve had challenging kids, and yes I’ve had criers, but the only names that have been ruined for me are Hispanic and Turkish.

I doubt Maria, Jose, Berkin, Derya or Bilgesu were ever in the running for names I might give to my offspring. It’s one problem in life I don’t have to worry with.

So that made me think, what other problems am I absolved from having to deal with?

Well, I don’t have to listen to loud car commercials screaming at me to “Buy, buy, buy before the Semi-Annual Labor Day President’s Day One Day a Year Choose Your Weekend Sales Event ends!!!!!!”

I don’t have the problem of running up a huge air-conditioning bill, as I have no A/C.

I don’t have to spend half a month's salary on gasoline because I don't have a car.

I don't have a morning commute, don't have to yell at traffic and don't feel bothered by a "level 9 jam factor" on 121.

I can talk about personal issues with Chris while we're grocery shopping because no one can understand us anyways.

Never do I have to wonder if bottled water is actually better than my tap water - it is.

I can't shrink my clothes in the dryer because my dryer is a big ball of fire in the sky.

I don't have to worry about keeping my grandmothers in the loop by writing long-hand letters and mailing them since both my grandma's are technological genius's and not only read the blog everyday, but email me as well (way to go Nan and Nana!).

And maybe the best part of all, I don't have the problem of boredom.

Everyday is a new adventure, a new challenge, a new laugh and sometimes, the realization that I have one less problem.

(P.S. Chris has been busy with the camera taking pictures of all the students here at BUPS this last week, we'll be back to the high-quality multi-media Wehkamp blogging that you're used to in no time.)

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