There were several messages, 99.873645% of which didn't pertain to me, but then one caught my eye. Something about staff shirts. I actually got a staff t-shirt 2 years ago when I first signed on as a crossing guard. It's a nice basic cotton T with the name of the school on it. Blue. I sort of think there was just an extra laying around, so it was given to me.
Later that year, the full-timers got these cool tie-dyes. Apparently, there wasn't one of those left laying around and I was deprived.
So I read the e-mail about how we were to go pick up our staff shirts in time to be worn to the big rah-rah all school district kickoff event this morning (school starts next week for students). I did not plan to attend this event.
I still wanted a shirt.
I called secretary Nancy.
Nancy: Hello, Hoopa Choopa Elementary.
Me: Hello secretary Nancy. It's AbbyNormal [insert socially appropriate blather about summer, the start of the year, the rah-rah event, etc.]. So... yeah... I was wondering... do I get a shirt too? Or are they just for the full-timers <---- I added that last question to give secretary Nancy an Out, just in case they totally overlooked the quarter-time crossing guard.
Nancy: You betcha. Yours is in your mailbox, just come pick it up whenever.
(sign #2 that I haven't been fired)
|You are correct if you think this is one|
of those lame-o bathroom mirror photos
Nancy: School staff pics are next week, so wear your shirt then, too!
Yay, sign #3 that I haven't been fired. Not yet.