Teacher Spotlight - Mr Paton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week the spotlight falls upon Mr Paton. The interviewer omitted to include their name - lets call them Anon.


     
 

Full Name:

Dave Paton

 
  Place of Birth: Newport  
  Education:
Beath High School, Heriot Watt Uni and Moray House
 
  Hobbies:
Music, Hillwalking and Photography
 
  Interesting fact:
The interviewer forgot to ask Mr. Paton - Doh!
 
 
     

Anon

Did you always want to be a teacher? What other jobs have you held throughout your life?

Mr Paton
Well I was always headed for teaching but, when I left school, I started working in a bank. I lasted about four months before we parted ways under a mutual agreement. My favourite temporary job was working as a postman.

Anon

You are, by all accounts, a teacher by day and a god of rock by night. Tell me about your love affair with music.

Mr Paton
It just happened one day. The first album I bought was ‘Bridge over Troubled Water.’ I hated pop music - still do. I hate dance music. I’ll listen to anything really. Once a fortnight my mate Dave and I run an open-mic night in Kirkcaldy.

Anon

What are your favourite bands of all time?

Mr Paton
Free. I’ve got everything they’ve done. But otherwise it’s hard to go beyond Dylan, The Stones and The Who - even unfashionable bands like Dire Straits.

Anon

I notice that all of your visible property is somewhat swimming in Darwin fish. What are your thoughts on the recent statistic that 46% of Americans believe that the Earth is less than 10,000 years old?

Mr Paton
I’m stunned. Gob-smacked. I find it astonishing that such a scientifically and technologically advanced nation could hold these kind of beliefs. These are ideas from the dark ages.

Anon

Finally, what would be your perfect day?

Mr Paton
One of my perfect days was a hill walking day. I hiked the Fisherfield Six alone and didn’t see a soul all day. I camped on Scotland’s most remote munroe and watched the sunset. That was brilliant.

Anon

Thank you for your time Mr Paton.

by Randomly Anonymous