I predicted a hard day of relief, but it got much, much worse.
Two of our young lady teachers caught simultaneous colds and couldn't come in.
Ringo prevailed against medical, dental and astrological advice and came into work. (Damn, the wax doll and red-hot needle technique still isn't consistently reliable)
The class conference went ahead, needing about 7 lessons covered.
All of my relieving teachers had gone sick, were booked, had buggered of to Oz (Australia), had moved house, had changed phone numbers and hadn't told me, had had a stroke, been de-registered for a suspicious incident involving a rabbit, a carrot and two vibrators (Narrow escape there. I could have booked him and then been presented with a twisted disfigured corpse when the boys of our League team found out about his activities. Just as well I confiscated his camcorder with attached fibreoptic last Term)
|Well, well, well. What were you videoing?|
I eventually managed to get two relievers, but had to make up the rest with internal cover, which is why Richard [of RBB] almost ended up showing a DVD of "Edward Scissorhands" to a semi-feral year 9 class. He changed to showing them "Deliverance" instead; a much safer option. Especially as he can play the Banjo.
|Pleae, NO MORE BANJOS|
Then one of our other lady teachers succumbed to external stress and the bunch of feral sub-humans called 9EXL and had a meltdown, which necessitated arranging some more emergency cover.
Then we ran out of milk.
To be accurate we ran out of full-cream milk as we still had some of that thin semi-skimmed stuff, but it just wasn't the same, and I could feel my energy levels draining.
Then I had to teach for 4 hours straight.
Right through lunch and not stopping until about 7:00 pm. so my students could complete their assessments and then I had to do all the bloody paperwork involved with these damned external assessments.
Then home to a lovely bowl of spicy Chili con Carne from my Beloved.
Then the phone calls and texts started for tomorrow.
It never ends.
|(It's been moths since I've had a pretty girl on a post. So there)|