Saturday, 26 July 2008

M(p)issed opportunity

Things have been going rapidly downhill at school this year, which has been a factor in my resignation. There were four staff leaving at the end of term - one of whom had been at the school for seventeen years - and someone decided it would be a good idea to organise a little buffet, get some wine, and do a civilised farewell instead of rushing through the presentations during morning break. Nice idea! And by all accounts, the canteen did a lovely buffet. The only problem was - nobody invited any of the leavers. No-one's quite sure how it happened, but it's typical of the communication breakdown that's been plaguing us since last September. One of the four managed to make the do by accident; another found out about it as he was leaving school on Monday for a medical appointment; one of the departing teachers didn't even work on Monday and I left as usual at four o'clock to pick up Sally. The phrase 'piss-up' and 'brewery' comes to mind. Thankfully my own 'do', so-to-speak, was better organised and we managed not only the piss-up but a tour of Bateman's brewery as well.


  1. No, no, no. This simply reinforces the phrase..."Those that can do and those that can't....." which I've been trying to beat out of The Boy.


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