My wife sells jewelry! Treat yourself to some bling!Treat yourself to some bling!
I am an Amazon.com Affiliate, and I warmly invite you to shop using my store!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

That's just cruel

Today around 3:15, I was in my room planning out next Thursday night's parent conference schedule with my partner, Ms. Jen Ed. An announcement came on over the loudspeaker. "The following people need to come to the office immediately..." Accompanied by a list of names which included Ms. Jen Ed's.

She looked at me and said, "Well, that's it, I'm being cut!" Actually, hers was the first name called, so she said that and then gasped after each successive name, especially when a long-term teacher's name was spoken.

About 15 minutes later, I saw her in her room again, and I asked what had happened. Those people had been called to the office to pick up a school T-shirt.

I guarantee that never before in the history of ever has a teacher gone to pick up a T-shirt, completely in tears. (Not Jen Ed, but one or two of the others who feared the worst)

That's just cruel...

Kind of reminds me of the joke about the general who can't decide the best way to tell one of his soldiers that his mom has died. So he lines his men up and says, "Will everyone who's mother is alive please take one step forward. Not so fast, Private Johnson!"

6 comments:

Katie said...

wow, that is horrible!

Anonymous said...

My principal has always gone to the teacher's room with someone to cover the class when he's had to deliver news. I doubt he'd ever call someone on the loudspeaker for that.

mybellringers said...

OMG… pretty insensitive to the stress level…Hang in there.

ms-teacher said...

Sadly, it doesn't surprise me that an administrator would do this.

Mister Teacher said...

It wasn't the principal who made the announcement, it was someone else in the office. I apologize if I gave that impression. We were just a little taken aback by the nature of the announcement in general. It would have been better to say, "Will the following teachers please come to the office to pick up their t-shirts" over the loudspeaker...

Melissa B. said...

Admins aren't the most sensitive folks in the world. That's why they're admins. Duh! BTW, please don't forget S x 3 tomorrow. Gotta good one for ya!