We Have to Say Goodbye For The Summer

I felt the fear rising, it was okay, I had learned to control that years ago. But the anger was straining for release today and like mist from a stagnant pond in a summer inferno, I felt them drawing the life force from my body. I had to get control; after all these were only Level 1 Carpentry students.

I was considering the merits of fetus gene-editing when Jack decided that it would be cool to set fire to Alex’s hair. Three minutes later Jack departed the classroom informing me that I was in fact a ‘fucking idiot,’  I smiled, ‘opinions vary,’ I said.

These are the days of summer, days of sweat, ill temper, boy/man frustrations and goals that are so close but not yet achieved, so I give them some leeway. Jeannie enters the classroom forty five minutes late. a walking fashion show, makeup that would put Kim Kardashian to shame and a smile that is actually genuine, ‘Morning,’ she says, sits down and starts work

A hand shoots up, I am optimistically cautious. ‘Yes, Dean?’

‘Ow come, like, she’s always late and you nefer say owt and i’ve got one of them warning things?’

‘Because she is a girl, Dean,’ I couldn’t think of anything else.

‘That’s not fair.’ he says.

‘Life’s not fair, Dean, get used to it,’ to my surprise he accepts this and carries on with his work. We have reached an understanding, they have had their forty five minutes of boundary challenging, they have expressed their disdain of being cast into this cell with me, they have attempted to change the subject of roof truss installation to who is going to shag who on Love Island (although I was a little curious, I can save that for Tutorial) they have attempted to text, poke or show me some young nubile girl they met on Tinder and they have failed  None of us are beaten though, we are, like the money in Father Teds‘s bank account, resting. We’ll do it all again next week, but safe in the knowledge that it’s nearly over then we go our separate ways. We will meet again in September but unlike Brian Hyland I doubt I will be writing to them 😉

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About charliecountryboy

Carpenter and Carpentry Lecturer. Writer, 5k and 10k runner, musician. Curious about life and all those wonderful people in it.
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18 Responses to We Have to Say Goodbye For The Summer

  1. You’re a regular “To Sir with Love!”

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  2. Brockelman says:

    Nice. I’m smiling.

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  3. ChecheWinnie says:

    😊😂 True, life is not fair, and we should get used to that. 👌

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  4. Aw Charlie, my brother, I could have written that m’sel. “Life’s not fair (and that’s what I am teaching you here) and always remember it’s not the taking part;
    it’s the winning,” is something I often use m’sel’.

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    • Haha, very good Pete and thank you. Don’t you just love it when someone turns up to present prizes and says, “I wish I could give you all a prize, because you are all winners.” Kinda diminishes the effort of the one who really tried ☹️

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  5. Rakkelle says:

    Teaching is one of the hardest professions, if not the hardest…And teaching hormonal teenagers too, that can’t be fun. We need teachers like you though, ones who actually try to exercise patience with their students and approach it all with a bit of humor.

    Kudos to you!

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    • Thanks Raquel, you have been missed. I was thinking about you the other day and then yesterday up you popped. I’ve liked it, but going to read it when I have more time, a wee bit of savouring ( Oh! that sounds a bit creepy 😂) but you know what I mean 😘

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  6. That end of year must be just as exciting for a teacher as a pupil.. 😉

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  7. theburningheart says:

    Pretty good Charlie, you make me have some memories, and laughs from my School days. 🙂

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