When I was “boring myself”Posted: April 28, 2010
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i really was. this isn’t an example of incorrect usage of the phrase “be bored”. this is what it felt like when my ELT experience had lost ‘the juice’ of enjoyment and routine had set in.
i resorted to the required minimum, worked on autopilot, and, what was worst, everyone went along with it. no one seemed to care.
no alarms and no surprises (please).
it went on for some time, then it became a norm.
i found myself yawning inside my own head, while wearing (literally) my interested face, listening to some students’ dialogue for an N-th time, asking those bland questions about the weekend, presupposing their mistakes with cold accuracy.
i’ve seen it many times. failing to ignite any interest in my own work, i saw the same bland look in their eyes, perfectly mirroring mine…
What a horrible, horrible dream it was…..