Monday, September 11, 2006


Been sitting in the drunk tank all night, with a bunch of chatty but malodorous companions? Smoking crack in a doorway when you mistook a cop for a dealer? With the haircuts nowadays, who can tell the difference? And how were you supposed to know that girl was 16? Anyone would have thought she was 21.

And after all that, the bastards from the DoE call you and tell you to come in and sub for that physics teacher in ten minutes, at 7:30 AM. Damn those cops and their paperwork, you're gonna have to run all the way just to make it in. And what the hell is physics anyway? Better not be gym, the way you're feeling.

Good news, though. With the new smart pass they gave you, there's a fair chance you'll be able to go home and catch a few Zs . After all it's been a rough night and you deserve it.

If you're unlicensed, or just back from a DUI, or whatever, the school can send you straight home. Your smart pass will let them know after they scan it. Of course, if you were unlicensed, why did they bother giving you the pass in the first place? Maybe the chancellor's planning to hand them out on the street and hope for the best. Could be cheaper than 800 numbers and international advertising campaigns.

Is this a good idea, or is it Big Brother? Should they use 'em on regular teachers too, or are we too honest and upstanding to merit this sort of treatment?

Thanks to Schoolgal
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