Wednesday, January 03, 2007

The first day back

I looked around this morning and on their faces you could see that they were still shell shocked from having woken at 6 or earlier this morning. Their hair, somewhat dishevelled, their eyes tearing and listless from the intense effort of staying open. Their nerves jangled from having had to fight the heavy traffic to get in on time. When the bell rang, they dragged their feet to the assembly square and they grumbled about how they had to hurry to get there before the National Anthem played and got them into trouble. Even standing at attention was an effort. How does one recall standing straight after having slouched and lazed about for the last 2 months?

There was great muttering all around as the Principal gave her peppy welcome back speech and many pairs of eyes stared blankly at the ground. They yawned, they whispered to one another that the holiday had been too short and they weren't ready to be back in school. Some sulked when they were informed that classes would begin immediately, others breathed a sigh of relief to hear that fun and games were to be had first. Anything to delay the agony of going back to class. The bell had only gone about 10 minutes ago and they couldn't wait till they could leave again.

What were they doing out of bed, at such an unforsaken hour? Why hadn't they completed all their work in time? What did they do to have to deserve this? Where was their salvation? Their minds rapidly counted the number of days it was to the weekend and when the next public holiday would offer them reprieve.

Finally, they were dismissed. They sighed and took in a deep breath. The new school year had started and there was no turning back.

Now, I wonder how the students felt this morning...

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Ondine tossed this thought in at 17:17

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At 10:52 pm Blogger fellymelly said...

haha! great piece of satire there! :) just stumbled by, ive done relief teaching myself and i know how difficult it is to drag the ass up at the wee hrs of the morning.

im tinking ure taking this as a pinch of salt! :)

have a great year ahead.


At 10:10 am Blogger xdd_rulz said...

hahaha.sounds very familiar..=D


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