Friday, September 14, 2007

I am a social pariah


If you are in a company of people of mixed occupations, at a party for instance, and somebody asks what you do, and you say you are a school teacher, a glazed look comes into their eye. If you are in a company of teachers from various subject areas, and somebody asks you what your subject is, and you say Religious Studies, a more glazed look comes into their eye. If you are on a training course with other Religious Studies Teachers, and somebody asks you about you job, and you say “Actually, I am training for ordination” you have effectively killed the conversation.
I am a social pariah.