Trip Of A Lifetime

Wednesday, March 01, 2006


Part Two in my London schools rant.

The people you work with have a huge impact on how easy things are and how much fun you have while "working". My school is interesting because I work relatively closely with one person who makes work a fun and happy place to be (Cat) and another who seems to want to make me feel like I'm an insignificant little bug with no clue about my supbect area or about how to teach it (Yogurt).

Cat is fantastic. She comes from a musical background, loves theatre and is so cultured and passionate she makes me want to go out and better myself after every conversation about her weekend plans. She plays piano, sings as she works and is trying to get me a free ticket to see Kathleen Turner in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" She brings in fruit and demands that I share it with her and is disappointed when I eat crisps instead. (Note the Englishism...crisps, not chips. Hehehe.) Having known me for no more than two weeks she has accepted thatI can do my job, is interested in my methods of teaching and treats me like an equal and friend.

Yogurt on the other hand is a rude, insensitive woman who likes to feel that she is better than all around her. At first I didn't realise what was going on and I would leave conversations with her in near tears because she would make little comments about what I should have done or did wrong or whatever. I soon realised however thatthis woman has all sorts of issues about herself and that she is projecting them onto the people around her. Poor, pathetic twit.


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