Reasons why Fran can now work in her study again
If you want to know why that's even A Significant Thing, see this post from last Sunday
He took out a spanner, said, 'Yeah, I know what this is,' turned a screw, and bingo! The boiler has been renamed Whisperer. I do not have words for the relief I feel. I will just offer you these comparative situations in an attempt to explain.
I get the same level of relief when I ....
- have eaten a bar of chocolate and when I read the calories it says '100' where I was expecting '300'.
- wake up after a dream in which forty children are rioting in my classroom, lobbing doughnuts at each other and shouting 'Out, teacher, out!'
- leap out of bed thinking it's a Friday and that I'm an hour late for school, then realise it's a Saturday
- find a seat on the bus next to a string-thin person so that they don't have to commune with my thigh
- watch a string-thin person get on the bus and take the seat not next to mine
- realise I am in a cafe, alone, with a book, and have forgotten to bring the marking I intended to do
- get a phone call from the administrator at school saying, 'You know we wanted you to cover another teacher's absence and take a Year 9 PE lesson in the last lesson of this afternoon? The teacher came back.'
- take my shoes off after a day on my feet and snuggle them into soft slippers
- realise that the wasp in my hair isn't a wasp
- get on a train at Leamington with a Prosecco-swilling screeching cussing hen party dressed in pink handkerchiefs who all get off at Banbury 15 minutes later
- find that the homework essay a student accused me of losing was in her bag all along
- snuggle into bed on a winter's night and realise that Book at Bedtime is on the radio and not some late-night unfunny sketch show that Radio 4 has labelled comedy
- realise that the three buzzing flies pirouetting around the room while I try to write/read/mark have finally located the window
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