I was having a crummy day. Nothing outstanding happened. Just the usual. Running late. Forgot to sign the permission slip. Almost late on a bill that got lost in the shuffle. (Thank God for online Bill Pay!) Out of milk. Nothing for dinner. Bank account low. Deleted a show by mistake before I actually watched it with no way to retrieve it.
Just your run-of-the-mill terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad day.
So, I called my sister.
“Hey! How’s it going?” she chirps.
I tell her. All forlorn. Waiting for the pity party to begin.
And it does. She’s great like that. After we commiserate, I ask her about her day.
Background info: She is the head administrator at an alternative school for teens.
She had to expel the girl who put the other girl into critical care Monday. A student stole copies of an upcoming test. She had an appointment with someone’s probation officer in 15 minutes. So, no time for lunch. Again. Her lead English teacher turned in her notice because she was following her husband to South Africa. And she had just finished a meeting with one of the plainclothes policemen that would be at the school tomorrow because a student posted on their Facebook page that they planned on bringing a gun to school.
Just another day at the office.
Boy, I have it soooo good!
Please pray for all of our teachers and administrators out there. They have the toughest jobs ever!