Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Could you send gum?
School has a lot of changes this year. We have a new principal. He seems like a nice guy the only thing I have to complain about so far is the fact that he calls me ‘Ma’am’! I could really live without that. I am starting to become aware of this age thing. My new boss isn’t 40 yet, my doctor is younger that I am, my preacher the same age as me and there is a good possibility that the next president of the United States will be just a kid! What’s going on around here?
But I will tell you that after an all day workshop yesterday my new boss sure found a way to get my full attention! The workshop was packed so he asked that any questions be put on sticky notes and he would answer them at the end of the day. The questions were about a variety of issues. One was about gum – we don’t allow students to chew gum at school, but some teachers do. Basically the question was, what was he going to do about it?
He looked up, shrugged and said “I guess I’ll just have to take them in my office for three licks!”
Now that man speaks my language! I never have been a gum chewer but I could learn! Of course Nick gave me a small taste of what I might expect if I got in trouble at school. That was pretty nice too. In fact our mornings have been better than ever – that’s something else I would like to tell you more about but because of Grace (yes it is all Graces’ fault!) my time is severely limited at the moment. Next week does not look much better for long periods of uninterrupted writing. But I’ll be around when I can. Don’t go anywhere!