Hooker School

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Every day on my way home from work, I pass The Hooker School in New Haven, Connecticut.  I’m not kidding.  That’s its name.  The Hooker School.  Now, that name is funny for obvious and juvenile reasons, and since we all know that I am obviously juvenile, I laugh every time I drive by.

Can you imagine going to a school named The Hooker School?  That’s on your resume, man.  The Hooker School.  Try explaining that in a job interview.  My favorite part though are the bumper stickers:

Hooker Honor Roll Student

Hookers Homework Star

And my personal favorite:  “Proud Hooker Mom

I mean, really.  Who wouldn’t laugh at that?

This past summer, the school decided to renovate the entire building and rumor had it they would be re-naming the school.  I waited with baited breath.  How do you rename a school called The Hooker School?

I drove by today and they had a sign up announcing the new name of the school:

The New Hooker School.

Well played, City of New Haven.  Well played.

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5 responses to “Hooker School

  1. I live in Boston, and at the State House, we have a statue of Gen Hooker at “The Hooker Entrance”. No one thought to change that… at the State House?

    My friend just sent me your blog – I am a few months behind you (just hit 22 weeks) and can totally sympathize! Good luck with the rest of the pregnancy!

  2. OMG I miss that school! It always made me laugh…that and the planned parenthood sign in TX—Planned Parenthood in the rear. Awesome.

  3. I wish Mayberry High would be Hooker High. That would be worth sticking around this town for, just to send my kids there.

  4. Meryn

    I am jealous you get to go by The Hooker School daily. It will never stop being funny. I find similar twice-daily amusement on my walk to and from work as well. I try to get close enough to squirrels to touch them. I whacked one with my purse once. It thought it had hid from me by scurrying around the back of a tree only three feet off the ground. It was wrong…

  5. Catherine

    I absolutely LOVE those bumper stickers. The first time I came across the “Proud Hooker Mom” one, I had to do a double take. I was sure I had read it wrong, especially as it was plastered on a very sensible station wagon. Nothing beats a school with a sense of humor!