Just Love Them

I just walked in when the phone rang. It was one of my teachers. Hysterical. “I can’t take it any more!” she screamed, “They are driving me up the wall! They are not students. They are not even human. They are monsters. A group of spoilt brats, who don’t want to learn anything. They are up! They are down! In the classroom and out again. Totally uncontrollable. Not what I bargained for! Not going back there. NEVER AGAIN!”  Continue reading

Fact or Opinion?

The fact that different people have different opinions I can readily accept. What I have difficulty with is when people express their opinions disguised as facts. I recently read in one LINKEDIN discussion group that ” It is a fact that Women prefer working for Men if the men are decent men, it is the natural order of things …” and in another that since women are biologically constrained, they are less likely to become world leaders. The latter cleverly triggering hundreds of outrageous responses from both genders. But, I am not here to whinge or share with you my pet peeves. When I began this blog I declared (at least to myself) that I would try to be humble and accept my humanness and that of others with compassion and hopefully I would spread a few smiles on the way. Continue reading