[chatter chatter chatter]
But I –
I got a whole pocket full of PSST just for you.
It’s my favorite way ever to shut down the noise. The chatter. The incessant wah-wah-wah when I.am.trying.to.speak.
The students who simply won’t settle down for reading group. The kids when they’re rolling at a hundred miles an hour and don’t hear a word I’m saying. The adults who bully their way through a meeting – just kidding. That pocket full of psst comes out loud and clear, but only in my head. Maybe someday, though…
I find the psst most effective when it’s short. Sharp. Explosive almost. Usually accompanied by a quick snapping shut of two fingers and a thumb. BOOM. Time to Shut That Mouth.
Yeah. Sometimes it’s like that.
Linda’s stream of consciousness prompt is a weekly blog event. This week’s prompt is “psst, or any other attention-getting noise or word.”