I got the wrong drink at McDonald’s today. It’s not that the person behind the counter gave me the wrong drink; I was given a cup and sent to the do-it-yourself drink bar to make that mistake all by myself. Sidenote: I am irritated that the service industry has stopped serving me my drinks. What’s … More Drinks and Other Major Life Decisions
Spoiler alert: I’m in a bad goddamed mood. As a teacher, I reveived a lot of presents at the end of the year. Handpainted mugs. Plants. Gift cards (unfortunately none from a liquor store, as I had hoped.) At the end of the last school year, I had been notified that due to budget cuts, … More Platitudes, Schmatitudes.
The end of the school year is always stressful for all teachers, but the end of the 2014-15 school year was, for me, purgatory. Which is ironic. Wait for it. It was a lovely afternoon in early May when the principal asked me and the other first grade teacher to the office after school. I … More RIFfed. Or…”Fair Only Comes To Town Once A Year.”