I haven't posted in a while but needed to rant a little (please forgive me because I can't do this on Facebook). I am a teacher by trade and today was a workday. I knew I would be in meetings until lunchtime so I took a scarf I was working on (my wife and I are doing a bazaar tomorrow and I was working on inventory). My principal asked us to put away computers, phones, knitting...for a short activity. I gladly participated and picked up the knitting when we were discussing in small groups, etc. When the activity was over our Testing coordinator started a powerpoint presentation (which we were all given copies of) on guidelines for the upcoming tests in May. I am not a teacher of a tested grade but still required to be trained in case they need me as a sub. I was following along on the handout as I was knitting when I heard the Testing Coordinator call out across the room, "Mr. Boyd put away the knitting." Needless to say I was in shock, mad, and confused.
I complied but was so thrown that I was out of it for about half an hour. I have never had this issue before and wonder if anyone else has. I am an auditory learner. I can't take notes because I lose track of the speaker when I try. The knitting helps me when I have to sit for hours. I take it in the car. I take it to workshops. If I think I am going to have to sit for half an hour or more, I want to have something to pass the time. I am very ADD (I have a son who is ADHD so I know where he gets it from). I am not sure how to approach this with the person and avoided her the rest of the day. She is the guidance counselor so one would think that she would know and be sympathetic to persons with attention issues. My initial thought was to order the tshirt that says :
Knitting in Meetings
(because falling asleep)
Any advice would be appreciated.