|As mentioned in a previous blog, I was stupid enough to spend Golden Week building a couple of classrooms and some rough tables for our new study space on the tenth floor of our building. All I can say is, it’s lucky I have work as an English teacher.
I was forced to do most of the work myself because we only found out we could rent the space shortly before Golden Week and thus it was too late to arrange true professionals to take on the task. Of course, Fumiko (our ex-school manager) had thoughtfully scheduled classes in the new room for the first Tuesday back after Golden Week. (As a result, she was the School Manager, but is now Chief Toilet Cleaner) so no matter what, I had to finish by the deadline - and I was well outside my comfort zone.
Chaos in action
As some of you know, I graduated from the Idiots School of DIY (have hammer, but no brain). Make-it-up-as-you-go-along may work if you’re shipwrecked on a deserted island, but this philosophy is severely lacking when it comes to serious building projects. Of course, I blame the government - there should be some kind of law banning English teachers from doing DIY projects larger than making a paper plane.
In the end, the job got done (minus the painting), but working on four hours of sleep, Starbucks coffee, and MacDonald fillet-of-fish burgers for eight straight days resulted in a bashed head, a bashed van and a 7kg weight loss. (Perhaps I’ve discovered a new dieting method?)
So now you’re thinking: Well that was the bad and the ugly – but what about the good?
Don’t worry, I hadn’t forgotten. The good (actually great) is that Chief Toilet Cleaners earn about half as much as School Managers. So now I’m saving money every month on the salary bill.
Don’t you just love happy endings?
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