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dear fans-what do I do?



cauffeepot
Benin

dear fans-what do I do?
 
Someone complained about me at work! I ī bummed.

28 Sep 2010      



franknbea
United Kingdom

Don īt be too bummed...
Somebody complains about you here ALL THE TIMEWink

28 Sep 2010     



cauffeepot
Benin

I know, but here you īre just kidding. That īs my-work. Why do the paremts always vault over the teacher and tattle right to the prinicipal?

28 Sep 2010     



franknbea
United Kingdom

Sorry, didn īt realise you were being serious...
That īs the 64,000 dollar question...
Because parents can
Because no one knows better what little johnny needs than mom or dad
Because parents like to live vicariously through the lives of their kids and get incensed when things don īt go their way.
You only have to observe the behaviour of some parents at soccer practise or at the hockey rink, or at the little league diamond to see how ridiculous the whole thing is.
When i went to school my parents wouldn īt be seen dead showing up at the school. they only ever went in extreeme situations which shall reamin secretBig smile
Nowadays a parent shows up at school if a kid so much as passes wind in the wrong direction.
So, unless what you did is irreproachable, then you just have to accept it as part of modern day teaching I īm afraid.

28 Sep 2010     



cauffeepot
Benin

Well, apparently I said something about a kid I shouldn īt have in front of a lot of parents, but I can īt remember it. I just think parent shouldf have talked to me first. It makes me look bad in front of principal. But generally, yes, helicpter parents are everywhere.

28 Sep 2010     



Errie
Japan

Some parents are worse than their kids. In Japan they call them ī īmonsterparents ī ī. They complain about everything and even searching for the little things which normaly don īt bother at all.
There are always people around you who īll need to get a life and it īll always be like that. I think your principal is one of those. I assume he knows you better than the parents do and it looks to me that he īs not very supporting towards you.
If this will continue it might be better to look for another place to teach.
 

28 Sep 2010     



Bruna Dutra
Brazil

Oh, boy... couldn īt resist! I can īt imagine how anyone can make you look bad. I was under the impression youīd handle that all by yourself...

Sorry for the feeding... uh... that reminds me, dogs... dogs must eat.

BTW... you īre making it easier and easier for others to find out your non-secret identity here in eslp. I īd suggest being a little more cautious. But what do I know...

28 Sep 2010     



cauffeepot
Benin

no, my principal was great. It īs all a learnign experience, right? Bruna, I have a super identity nobody will be able to figure out. Okay, I īll tell you. I īm Vanda in disguise.

28 Sep 2010     



Bruna Dutra
Brazil

Damn, I thought you īd be the better person.
Oh, I know... you should say something about the WWII. That would get some heads scratched.

Dogs fed and I īm off to bed. Hey, that rhymes! Embarrassed

28 Sep 2010     



PhilipR
Thailand

Judging by what you post here, I don īt think you need anyone else to make you look bad, you īre doing a pretty good job of it yourself... Wacko

28 Sep 2010     



JudyHalevi
Israel

When I was a kid, the teacher was always right.  Today, the kid is always right and the teacher wrong.   There is no respect for teachers anymore.  People forget that we are the ones who have the future in our hands.

Hugs from Israel.
 
Judy
 

28 Sep 2010     

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