What would you least like to happen to you on your first day of proper work?
That is to say, temporary part time, not permanent full time (or even part time which would be lovely!)
I have a two term contract to provide sen support and PPA (planning preparation and, er, whatever) cover at a local school. Today was my first day so what would throw me most;
a. The Princess throwing a fit and refusing a pair of tights on the flimsy technicality that they were too small?
b. My car dying on the path... no lights, no painful chug chug as I turn over the engine, no nothing?
c. The complete absence of taxis on a road that, usually, has a steady stream of the blasted things?
d. All of the above.
Ah Ha! The answer is NONE! Well, they all happened and, yes, life would have been easier had they not but I am a fully functioning Human Being and I rose above. Ha Ha Ha. I cadged a lift to school off DH (I love him) and got there just in time (muchas apologias) and then walked 3 or three and a half miles home. I am strong, I am invincible, I am Woman. (with blisters and sore calves. You don't sit down as a teacher anyway. You can have too much of a good thing)
And Mr AA (I love him, too. No not really, just metaphorically) came to rescue Rocky. Apparently when we moved the seat to fit in the Billy bookcase I got at the YMCA shop in Rainhill for £25 instead of a full-price £70 (completely perfect order, too!) the battery connection was jiggled off kilter and, so, it died. Rocky is on probation. I have warned him that any misbehaviour will be severely reprimanded with a replacement (when I have a proper job) so he had Better Watch Out.
And I can drive to work tomorrow, and meet DH for lunch afterwards as planned today. Not cancelled, just postponed.
The photos are from Barcelona. We went in December and I will post a report.......