Thursday, January 21, 2010

old school

spoiler alert: this post makes reference to the January 20 episode on CBC

First off, thanks for the nice comments and also the timely reminder about Becky's goldfish which seems to have... um... mysteriously disappeared. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that it's in the capable care of Roy and Hayley -- rather than the guy at the chippie.

Now to the business at hand: Chesney's appearance in the headmaster's office for skipping school because he's being bullied by that psycho-in-training, Kenzie. It's not the first time this issue has come up. Little David Platt complained about the same thing in high school and Gullible Gail took immediate action (letting Davey boy stay at home smirking) even though it was all a big lie. In sharp contrast, Chesney is telling the truth but the headmaster seems barely interested. No wonder Fiz is so frustrated. Of course, all this techno-educational jargon which educators are using these days doesn't help -- so here's a handy guide:

child initiated conflict: bullying

opportunity for physical stimulation and/or child initiated conflict: recess

nutrition distribution and intake period: lunch

child initiated skiving: truancy (invented by Terry Duckworth, circa 1965)

Get Chesney Some Education: GCSE

atypical extracurricular interests: quadratic equations

student interface with paper-based learning materials: studying

high profile pre-felon school student: Kenzie Judd

parent-administrator social liaison: legover with child's mom

senior school administrator head enhancement: principal's toupee

Phew! Give yourself an 'A' for getting through this. Your homework for tonight? Watch Coronation Street.

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