When your birthday falls on a weekday, it can be tempting to take the day off. I thought about it but then, what the hell was I going to do? My friends and family were all at work, so apart from spending the day with Perdy, it didn’t seem like the right thing to do, so off to work I went. I brought some cakes from the bakery for my tutor group and I had also purchased a real flash ‘Mud Cake’ from the Cheese Cake Shop.
The word soon got around that it was my birthday so kids kept trying g to guess my age. They were way out, at both ends of the scale. It’s funny how bad they are at judging the age of oldies, eh. I fed my tutor group right at the end of the tutor time and they seemed happy enough.
Then, it was the turn of the workmates I hang out with in our kitchen and teaching area. The cake was huge. We cut it up and quickly realized that it was so rich that we could have halved the portions. There was still some over after our session, but I can tell you that no one wanted seconds.
It’s at times like this that you really appreciate the collegiality or your workmates. We laughed so much we didn’t even realize that the bell had rung. I’m sure if the students heard our comments they may have had quite a different picture of us.
I will head home, happy in the knowledge that my workplace is supportive and fun.
Now, what does the evening hold? I shall save going out to dinner until the weekend. I hate late nights now, except for the weekend. Age!
Thanks to all my Face book mates for their kind words.