Since the kids left, and there's nothing important to do at school other than chatting, discussing stupid domestic affairs in which I'm not in the least interested, I decided to kill time by reading.
I, while reading "The Zahir" - as u can see in the sidebar- got so indulged in the book that I no longer can hear their voices or follow up with their conversation.
Suddenly, a mate teacher asked: "What are you doing?"
I paused for a moment not believing that she's just asked a stupid question like that.
Me: "reading." obviously (DUH!!!).
She: "What for?"
She: "Is that an English book you're reading? Listen, why don't you just try to browse the dictionary everyday and learn a few new words instead of wasting your time reading books?"
She was so full of herself, proudly saying that "crap" thinking that she's just came up with the smartest idea ever, and I believe expecting me to give her thanks for this brilliant idea.
Me: "And who said that I'm reading this book to learn new vocabulary?!!!"
She: "Oh, really? What for then?"
I was shocked enough and too astonished to give her an answer. I wanted to say something rude, like : "your question is too stupid to be answered", but thank God, I was saved by another teacher who simply said:
"some people enjoy reading, it's an interest, a hobby, you can call it a habit. It's not necessarily to learn something new ".
"Oh, OK, I got it".
"Thank God u did!!"