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February 10, 2010
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I was at my daughter's school today to have a chat with the physiotherapist and meet the vendor who is taking the order for her new wheelchair. As I walked into the school lobby, I realized it was my first time at the school this year. It's so bizarre to me because for three years (J/K, S/K and Grade one), and then all of last year I volunteered for swimming once a week at her school. I also went on every field trip, knew the faculty very well and often brought snacks/treats for kids that didn't seem to get much of a lunch. I was always so involved. She transferred to a "regular" school this year and there is a swimming program, but for "insurance purposes", I am not allowed to volunteer at the pool. Because it's a new program at the school and because I felt Kelly needed to independantly get her bearings, I stepped back a bit and the only "in" I've had at the school was an after school puppeting class that I volunteered for on Mondays which ended in December. Every field trip they've had has fallen on a Weds or Thurs and I've only gotten notice the Friday, so I haven't been available to go...I've been disconnected. It's been difficult to adjust my expectations/influence, and I was asking myself earlier WHY I haven't been as involved as I would normally be...and then SHE walked by. The Alpha Bitch. The thing about this school is that it's in a fairly rich area and the Parent's Association is extremely (extremely as in "ANAL RAPE"), dedicated to fund raising. Granted, the reason this school still even HAS a swimming program and is one of the last schools standing in the city that has every possible club/group is BECAUSE this group gets in there and pays for it. The woman who runs it all is the kind of woman I do not want to deal with under any circumstances or for any reason. I don't like her. She is HARD CORE, and worse than being hardcore she is very quick to moan and complain about the burden she carries being the leader of the group BUT! She does not relinquish control, EVER! At any end, so what does she expect? She strut by with that pained expression on her beady face and I thought "There goes Queen Shit.", which made me smirk a bit. I don't care what she thinks about me, LOL, but I sort of avoided eye contact with her. I don't know her, personally, but I know her posturing and I see the way her mind spins behind those eyes as she's planning it all. Mouth closed, but volumes spoken in a glance, glare and when she does speak she asks pointed questions and works her way to directing you toward giving her the answers she'd prefer to hear and to get that commitment you don't want to give. When I am in a position to offer help or give time, I will offer it, but I'm not "enlisting". I'm one of those people who even if they say "no" to something (and mean it), I still try to think of a way to try to do it, so I don't need to put myself into a position where someone knows they can get what they want out of me. I'm the kind of person who doesn't want someone to do something if they're not happy to do it, so I kind of expect the same respect although I rarely get it. LOL There isn't room for both of us LOL And since I am not affluent and have no desire to fundraise, I've stepped aside. For now.
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