Wednesday was not my best day. We are doing benchmark testing at school. It shuts the whole school down for three to four hours each morning just like the tests do at the end of the year. As the teacher administering the test, during those three hours,we can’t read, write, be on the computer or our phones, we are not supposed to eat or drink and they would rather we didn’t sit. We are to be ‘watching the children’. Watching a class take a test is right up there with watching paint dry and grass grow. At least I have the ability to write in my head - but if they can think of a way to stop me, they will.
One friend I complained to in an email early this morning, replied – “all these test just seem like a waste of time to me...”
I couldn’t let her go on believing that. I had to tell her the truth – “I have to tell you that you are wrong about this. It's not just a waste of time - it's a waste of time AND money.”
So I stood and watched, and watched, and watched. Finally (against the rules) I ate a chewable Tums because I had a little heartburn. You know what I got for breaking the rule – half of a back tooth broke off.
It’s not hurting, thank goodness, but it’s going to hurt when I get through paying for a crown. We have another test this morning. I have a dentist appointment Friday morning so wish me luck – and that would be just a crown and not a root canal and a crown.
At least he understands.