It's that time of the year again, when we try and figure out something for our juniors to do on the last week of term.
The seniors go on study leave (Yeah, Right!) in just over a week, and only the Year 9s and 10s are left in school. For some reason it's traditional out here in NLHS to arrange some "fun"activities to keep the young'uns occupied during the last week.
Here's an idea.
Keep the little buggers working.
|Keep working, and you too could become an Angel with a watering can. (Who the f*ck thinks these things up?)|
Do you think we're doing them a service by letting them slack off during the last week?
Can you imagine how their future employers (if any) would react if they just refused to do any work in the week before their holidays? They'd sack them in an instant (unless they worked for the local government, then nobody would be able to tell the difference)
Do you think the All Blacks would have won the RWC® of fame and legend if they'd slacked off during the last 10 minutes?
("It's OK guys, we finish in 10 minutes, so we may as well pack up now")
Unfortunately, nobody listens to me.
I've heard the mumbled comments.
"Grumpy Old Bugger"
And that was just from the pupils.
The staff comments were much harder to take with equanimity.
"Grumpy Old Bugger"
"Can I have the last week off, TSB?"
We should be setting an example the National Government would be proud off (We're having a General Election next month)
Work them twice as hard, no time off, less pay, and you're not allowed to complain (We've won the RWC®, so we're not allowed to moan)
|Nope, not them|
|Not this time guys.|
|Oh Yeah. (What on Earth is Ringo doing in the background?)|
I will however, put my mind to some alternative pursuits for the juniors over the next few weeks, and I'll let you all know what delights I've imagined for the lovely young pupils.
Take care, and have a nice day.
In the (almost) words of my favourite TV show, "Hill Street Blues";
"Do it to them, before the buggers can do it to you"