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To that list of attributes, we can now add "well informed".
A couple of my regular clients were giving me crap on Tuesday afternoon.
"You weren't here this morning. We had to cross ourselves!"
I knew that because when I entered the path to get to my regular office, these two were already on the path heading towards school. What was UP with that? The morning bell wasn't due to go off for over a half an hour.
I asked them and confirmed that, yes, they do eat breakfast at school. STILL, seemed awful early. I told them that I would start showing up 5 minutes earlier than usual for THEM and THEIR breakfast needs, all the while grumbling under my breath about loitering kids and parents who shove them out the door too early... grumble... grumble... grumble...
Later when I saw June, I asked her what time school breakfast started. She said she wasn't sure, since "school starts 5 minutes earlier this year".
"Hmmm, okay.... wait... what?"
Lo and behold, school hours have made a 5-minute shift. You'd think someone would tell the freaking crossing guards, right? June figured it out via keen observation. In their defense, I'm sure it was announced/discussed at one of the schools-about-to-start-staff-workshops, but heck! Us Outsiders don't go to those things!
So here we are. School started a week ago, and I now know the hours of operation.