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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Ten Reasons why I had a terrible, horrible, no good very bad day

Have you ever read this book?

Today I felt like I lived this book.  Did you ever just have one of those days.  One of those never ending, hard to find anything good about it days.  I did.  Here's why:

  1. Lunch today was ridiculous.  We had taco salad as regular and a soft taco or PB&J as an alternate and just about every teacher got this wrong.  Why do we have so many choices in K-3?
  2. Why do kids think it's okay to talk to an adult like we are their peers.  While taking care of staff lunches one of the staff said, "I'm not in a hurry, don't rush." One of the 3rd graders responded with, "I'm in a hurry why don't you rush with my lunch."  Seriously?  I made him go to the end of the line.
  3. The 7 p.m. meeting that I was covering for the paper tonight started at 6 p.m. and no one told me.  The other daily paper reporter was apparently informed of the time change.
  4. Some of the teachers in my school think it's okay to leave their dirty dishes in the faculty room.
  5. My supervisor doesn't think it's a big deal to fetch the dishes.
  6. I, on the other hand, am not a dog and I think that if you walk down to the cafeteria to get lunch that you should walk back down with your dirty dishes.
  7. It has gotten to the point where certain faculty will stick their encrusted soup bowls into the dirty silverware retainer just so I will bring them down.
  8. I have started taken them out and leaving them in their sink.
  9. My principal supports me and thinks, as I do, that since we expect better of our own children why would we not expect grown professionals to clean up after themselves.
  10. Today I posted a sign that reads:  Please return your trays and other dishes to the cafeteria.
Do you think I am being unreasonable?

Here's hoping tomorrow is a better day.

4 random thoughts:

Gina said...

Not only do we have the same sign, our cafeteria gives out styrofoam trays to the staff for that reason. And good for you for sending that stinker to the end of the line!

Anonymous said...

ouch....hope 2mmorow is better for ya my friend;)

Enfys said...

Not unreasonable at all. Alex has a flatmate who comes from the same school........she has just driven us crazy all week. If you peek into her room you can't see anything but piled up mugs, plates, silverware littering up the place. It's a bit of a problem when Alex only has 6 mugs and 6 spoons.............

Jenners said...

I love that book ... and I don't think you are unreasonable at all.

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