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Feb 1

Riot Police

Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 in Family, Jobs

Movie nights at the school. I’d bowed out of this lark at the beginning of the year but something drew me back in.

I’m not a huge fan of crowds, I hate shopping. Crowds of children are more manageable though, at least when I bare my teeth and threaten to punch them, they get that I’m joking whereas most adults don’t.

One child ran into a heating vent and inflicted a pinpoint wound in his scalp which he boasted with no pain at all but still made sure everybody knew how major the lump was.

Another was hit at point-blank range with a soccer ball and accepted the purist sorrow from a complete stranger. I did not kiss it better, but my 3 year old son passed my sentiments along.

I got to watch ‘The Croods’ for free, and I will admit to stealing a bag of sweets and a teabag from the staff room, but the biggest theft was that which could have had my family home earlier, ┬ámaybe to let go of responsibilities and relinquish them to others might make them stronger but it was nice picking up popcorn with them and re-arranging desks and hearing how things could have been done better, or worse.

I got home to my fire, and my wine, and my Criminal Minds. Study tomorrow, and the next day, and the day after that, then exams.

Then hopefully I will be an EMT.

Bring on the comments

  1. Ginger Mick says:

    Blitz those exams, girl. How do we then address you? Maam? Boss? Hey you?

    I have a thing for chickies in uniform, so I think a photo could be in order.

  2. K8 says:

    My official title is ‘Yer wan who breathes down people’s necks when needs be’, or just OI! will do.

  3. Brianf says:

    Geez, that’s a good question! What do we call ya’? Medic K8? Corpsman K8?
    On the exams… Go K8!!!
    You’ll ace them!
    I’ll say a prayer for ya’.

  4. Celine O' Connor says:

    Gosh, I never got past working in the school library, and at weekends working for an estate agent. It barely paid for the grocery bill at Tesco. Good luck next week, just hold your nerve, deep breathe.

  5. Ginger Mick says:

    Oi! What’s the go with the exams?

  6. K8 says:

    I’m still waiting to see if I passed. The universe still does its thing, tides pass. Whatever.

  7. Ginger Mick says:

    Que sera,sera. As Doris Day once warbled.

  8. K8 says:

    I passed! Ooops. Oh no. Now comes the responsibility of getting a job. Who’da thunk it? The universe opens.

  9. Ginger Mick says:

    Yea! Coo-ee! Ripper! Good onya! Yes! The world is your oyster. I hope you like oysters!

  10. K8 says:

    I DO like oysters. Thanks Ginger Mick!!! :)

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