- about a third of the students requested to go to the office for “upset tummies,” later, I found out that this school has a policy of giving mints to students with upset stomachs…maybe not the best plan, office ladies
- a student that requested to call home about 10 different times (and seriously, 10 is a conservative estimate), and on at least 2 separate occasions, I caught trying to make a phone call after being told no (and no, I’m not a meanie, there was a note from the teacher that she’s a chronic home caller, to the point where the parents say not to let her call)
- another student that had a mysterious aliment causing her eyes to blur whenever she was required to do work, but be fine any other time
- a student attempting to use a 2 foot pencil for the entire day (okay, that one was pretty entertaining).
On the job front, the job search is becoming discouraging. For a short time, there were jobs being posted everyday. Not always for this area, but still jobs. Now that is slowing down, and I’ve gotten a couple of “Thanks, but no thanks” letters from school districts this week. It is getting pretty tough not to get down about the job hunt, especially when lots of well meaning people ask about interviews and point out vacancies. It’s tough to put on the happy face and keep telling people, “Nope, no real prospects, and thanks I’ve applied for that, but haven’t heard anything.” Perhaps, I just need a distraction from all of this…