Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Why, He Could be the Next School Superintendent!

I managed to piss off the physical plant director custodial supervisor janitor this  morning before school. What was my grave offense? Asking him to open up the classrooms. Why would I dare to ask that? Because on rainy mornings, the kids don't play outside before school. They go into their classrooms.


Every rainy morning.


Every rainy morning.


So at 8:15, when 17 of the 20 classrooms were locked, I said over the walkie-talkie, "Can you please open the classrooms?"


He came up to me many minutes later -- after opening the classrooms -- absolutely livid.


"I don't appreciate being yelled at. I don't like being spoken to like a three-year-old," he started.


I said, "I didn't yell at you. All I did was ask you to open the classrooms."


"No, you were rude," he said.


"I'm going to have to respectfully disagree," I began.


"I talked to three different people who all said the same thing," he interrupted.


So I said, "I am walking away from you."


And I did.


Here's a thought. I know it's a novel thought. It's one that probably has never been thought of ever before.


Shall I tell you what it is?


When it's rainy, open the classrooms before the kids are supposed to go to them.


Alternatively, you could just keep telling anyone who listens how rude I am. For asking you to do your job.

2 comments:

Tara R. said...

You could have said 'open the fargin' bastage rooms now, dammit!' Amazing...

Patois said...

Walking on campus today, chewing a piece of gum, I had the random impulse of sticking my gum on the ground or a table. And then it occurred to me that I might have that impulse everyday. 'Cause I'm a bitch.

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