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Thursday, 15 December 2016

Bad Day

I thought it would be a good day, however, I was wrong incorrect misinformed proved incorrect.


Today is the last day of teaching until February 2017.

Please note that I did not describe it as the last day of school, because for me, Geordie Lad and Runner, it means that we have to stay and work for at least another 2 - 3 weeks to get the timetable finished for the new school year,

The reason we are so far behind our normal schedule can be explained as ..... 


No, I cannot speak disloyally of a senior colleague.

Let's just leave it as a massive clusterfuck and leave it at that.


However, some people have been having worse days than me.

Richard(of RBB) for instance, when he discovered that the two young vocalists he had selected for the Junior Prize-giving couldn't really sing very well.

The young lad who was giving his all in his song, but who was a bit off-key and tended to squeak a lot.

And the poor and exceptionally unlucky bastard who was riding the motorbike shown below.
I don't know who he is, but somewhere, I reckon, he has accumulated a very large Karmic debt

34 comments:

  1. Christ that's unlucky.
    Kind of like me today going to emergency doctors because of nerve pain from the shingles I've just been diagnosed as having and concerned at the tummy swelling which a Google search informed me was yet another side effect of shingles.
    "Well done on that search" said the doctor "and I can confirm the shingles but that swelling looks like an abdominal hernia. Here's a referral for an ultra sound test. Next!"

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    1. My day was nothing like as bad as yours.
      Shingles can be nasty, and I'm told that the pain can last for months.
      Abdominal hernia? Have you been lifting anything very heavy?

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  2. Last day of school for a long time, wow.

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    1. Yep.
      There are times, when I really do enjoy being a teacher.
      The older I get, the more often these times coincide with holidays.

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  3. Did you know that the Mayan Civilization in South America was among the earliest to adopt zero!

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    1. Yes, yes I did.
      Doesn't everybody?

      Unfortunately, they couldn't write it.

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  4. But who really gives a fuck? Wine made me say that. Sorry Robert.

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    1. Did you get involved with the absolutely gigantic piss-up in the staffroom yesterday evening?

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    1. Nope, timetabling was giving me enough of a headache, with adding on a hangover.

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    2. I have a theory that nobody enjoys staff functions because they really just want to go home and be with family!

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    3. Sometimes you're right. sometimes you're wrong, and this time you add an extra value to wrongness that I didn't think possible.

      Well done, -1780 points.

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    4. Richard 1 Robert -1779 TSB 0

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    5. I do believe the number of views and comments speak for themselves.

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  6. my entire week at the office has felt like that idiot hitting the traffic pole. The car stopping short pretty much represents my team .... sigh. I can imagine the headache that motorcyclist has

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    1. I can sympathise. My team of teachers drives me to distraction. I think it would be easier to herd cats. They're supposed to be professionals, but half of them never listen to instructions.
      I would suspect that the motorcyclist suffered a broken neck.

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  7. I've done two more posts in the time you've talked about this one.

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    1. Have you ever sat on raised toilet seats where if you are not careful to push it down it can finish up on the floor?

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  8. I find that particular urination manoeuvre a bit uncomfortable. I wonder if its use over decades is correlated with hernias.

    You've got to stay in school another couple of weeks?! Jeez, I used to grit and gnash my teeth when we had to go in one day early from summer hols for some pointless bit of flipcharting.

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    1. For goodness sake looby, you're not supposed to take my illustrative graphics so literally, otherwise in some cases you'll be either:
      crippled
      dead
      helping the Fuzz with their enquiries.

      What's worse is having to come in AFTER Hogmanay, but at least I know it's not pointless, and if this particular job isn't done correctly, then a year of suffering ensues.

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  9. Your pupils should be very grateful that they've got you. Sonshine has been without a Computing Science teacher since September and he's sitting his Higher. We are worried sick - absolutely no applicants for the job and it's now been advertised FOUR times. So tell them that they need to buy you presents to show their appreciation of your hard work!

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    1. Hi AliX, sorry to hear about Sonshine, I know (knew) tat Higher and it is tough. We're short of Maths and Science teachers over here as well as ICT, it's the demographic, all the good old teachers are retiring, and not many youngsters ae choosing teaching, because the pay isn't great at the start, and it's tough dealing with todays yoof. I did get a bottle of vino from the Principal, but only because he really dropped me in it with being so late to start net year's timetable. I hope Sonshine does OK.

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  10. So January is a holiday month for you, like August in the Northern hemisphere? How fascinatingly antipodean. I'd feel better if I knew the motorbike guy was a convicted felon who'd stamped on a bunny rabbit.

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    1. Yep, extreme antipodeanicity is what we do, ust add (or subtract) 6 months. December = July. Beats the hell out of a Scottish December I can tell you. Unfortunately, I know nothing of the unfortunate chap on the motorcycle, but if it makes you feel any better, let's pretend he was a mouse molester.

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  11. THE PASTOR BY STEVE FINNELL
    Was there ever and office of, The Pastor, approved of or mentioned in New Testament Scripture? No, there was not. There was no single pastor appointed as the authority over any local church congregation.

    The word pastor is mention one time. (Ephesians 4:11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, (NKJV)
    Ephesians 4:11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, (ESV)
    Pastors were shepherds. Bishops, elders, and overseers are one and the same; and they were the pastors or shepherds.

    1 Timothy 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; (NKJV)
    1 Timothy 3:2 So an elder must be a man whose life is above reproach. He must be faithful to his wife. He must exercise self-control, live wisely, and have a good reputation. He must enjoy having guests in his home, and he must be able to teach. (New Living Bible)
    1 Timothy 3:2 Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, (New International Version)

    Titus 1:5-7....appoint elders in every city....7 For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, (NKJV)
    Titus 1:7 Since an overseer manages God's households, he must be blameless--not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain.(NIV)
    Titus 1:7 An elder is a manager of God's household, so he must live a blameless life. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered; he must not be a heavy drinker, violent, or dishonest with money. (NLT)

    Acts 20:17,28 From Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called for the elders of the church. 28 "Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. (NKJV)
    Acts 20:28 Pay attention to yourselves and to the entire flock in which the Holy Spirit has placed you as bishops to be shepherds for God's church which he acquired with his own blood. (God's Word-Translation)

    Notice that the apostle Paul called for the elders (plural), he did not call for The Pastor (singular).


    Acts 14:23 So when they had appointed elders in every church, and prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed.

    The apostle Paul and Barnabas appointed elders (plural) in every church congregation. They did not appoint a pastor (singular) in every church congregation.

    Elders, bishops, and overseers are the same office and their responsibilities were to pastor or shepherd the individual church congregations.

    THERE WAS NO SINGLE PASTOR WHO HAD AUTHORITY OVER A INDIVIDUAL CHURCH CONGREGATION.

    Men today like to be called Reverend Pastor.
    Reverend means awesome. So they want you to refer to them as Awesome Pastor.

    Psalms 111:9 He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name. (KJV)

    The Lord has earned the right to be called reverend (awesome).
    Is there any man that has earned the right to be called Reverend (awesome) Pastor?

    THE NEW TESTAMENT SCRIPTURES ONLY MENTION A PLURALITY OF ELDERS IN CHURCH CONGREGATIONS.

    MEN HAVE INVENTED THE REVEREND PASTOR (SINGULAR) AND HAVE PLACE HIM IN AUTHORITY IN LOCAL CHURCH CONGREGATIONS.

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  12. Hello Steve,
    thanks for that information.
    Normally comments on TSB's blog have at least some connection to the post or even earlier posts.
    Yours is the first that not only contains no such reference, but is (almost) the first containing irrelevant material (the exception being of course Richard(ofRBB)who oft veers from the thrust of the posting) and full of unmitigated claptrap.
    What could possibly make you think that I would have any interest in the raving ramblings of a god-botherer/
    If you want to delude yourself into actually believing that the sky-fairies exist, then I would suggest getting some professional help.
    Kindly fuck off and don't bother returning.

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  13. Just a few thoughts, and I'm slightly with Steve on this one.
    Anyway, for a start, when you write my name you often leave out spaces. For example, Richard (ofRBB).
    It makes my name look messy.

    I didn't know that one of the guys who wrote for the bible was called Titus. It sounds like Tight Arse.

    Why did Paul call the elders 'Plural'?
    'Elders' would work for me.

    "MEN HAVE INVENTED THE REVEREND PASTOR (SINGULAR) AND HAVE PLACE HIM IN AUTHORITY IN LOCAL CHURCH CONGREGATIONS."
    Why the capitals? Also this statement wasn't spell checked... "PLACED".

    Okay, that's my lot. Please keep posting here Steve. I think that TSB secretely likes you.*

    * this comment was written after wine


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    1. Stop encouraging him Richard, he might start posting on the Bus Stop.

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  14. Oops, I misspelt 'secretly'.

    Sorry Steve.

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