Thursday, August 30, 2012

Just Shoot me

Yesterday was my last "first" day of school - and I can honestly say I don't mind one little bit.  It was bloody hell.  and even muttering "fuck 'em" or "pee on 'em" didn't help one little bit.

From 7:00 am till 1:30 (when I just walked out for a break) I didn't stop.  Parent after parent came to see me - and mostly with really stupid questions.  (and I wonder why some of our kids don't get it!!)  I was back in my office by 3 and then it all went downhill.  I had to account for over 100 kids when the bell rang.  12 kids went missing............... 12 !!!!  In my whole career I have NEVER had 12 kids go missing on the first day - on ANY day!!!  

By 4:30 I was back in my office fending off more stupid questions from parents keeping one eye on the clock cause the showing was scheduled for 5:30.  

At 5:20 my cell phone rang.  I answered to hear an alarm going off and I could barely hear the voice over the noise.  It was my real estate agent.  She managed - god  knows how - to set off my alarm.  I was trying to tell her how to cancel it ... it wasn't working - so I figured I was wrong.  I grabbed my purse and was almost shouting at her over the noise to tell her I was on my way home and would be there in 10 mins.  Just then she managed to shut the damn thing off.  When I hung up from her my phone rang immediately.  My alarm company phoning to tell me there had been an "event" at the house. Oh yeah really??!!!  (rolling eyes)

Finally at 6:00 I came home and collapsed.  

If the first day is any indication of how my year is gonna go................. just shoot me now ok???


  1. Anonymous8:36 am

    Get all the 'shit' out of the way the first week...then on to smooth sailing

    Happily retired from the profession

    I only lost one child the first day lol


  2. Sorta makes you happy the elfnuts can't fly, doesn't it?

  3. Ordalie1:29 pm

    Where were the 12 missing kids actually?

  4. @ordalie - hard to explain some were on buses they shouldn't have been on.. others had walked home with friends - and one was actually picked up by a parent who didn't think it was necessary to inform the staff.. (le sigh)

    @Joyce - rub it in - go on rub it in (cheeky grin) only 1 eh???? I have prided myself on only ever losing 1 ... which was a rare occasion...... so yesterday did truly give me heart palpitations

    @ Buffalo - absolutely


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