Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Exam Marking Spy

Originally uploaded by Frodrig.
According to the Telegraph, MI5 are recruiting teachers to join the agency.

It appears teachers have those oh-so-special characteristics and skills that make good spys. Like punishing enemy spys by making them bang erasers.

But Teachers are also highly sensitive to others. Like pigs snuffling for truffles, teachers can quickly identify when someone is hiding something. "Dog ate your homework? Maybe a little water boarding will help us find out if that is the truth!"

Teachers are adept at discovering and interrupting an enemy's lines of communications. "A note Richard? How original. Apparently, Meagan, you will have to check the box beside 'I like you' after school."

But Teachers are also very comfortable using technology. "Give me that phone! Don't Tweet that I smell like feet!"

And finally teachers have the ability to humanely extract information from the enemy. "Right, so I think 1000 words on the central lie in The Stone Angel is where we will start. Then we will do a series of short answer questions focusing on how dystopia is achieved in The Handmaid's Tale. By which point , I think you'll want to talk. If not, I'm just itching to do a little calculus!"

All in all, a wise choice, I think, by MI5.


Anonymous said...

Would I get to wear a Burberry? I might consider it then!

Heidi Schempp Fournier said...

For you Jen, I am sure they would get you a Burberry for every day of the week!

Anonymous said...

I am SO in!!!