Monthly Archives: February 2014

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1: Look at this red spot on my son’s leg, what is it! Why didn’t the school take care of him?
2: Let me have a look… Oh, it’s just a small little bump.

1: I’m not satisfied! What kind of school is this?!
2: Well, when kids run and play about they sometimes get little bumps and scrapes. That’s perfectly fine.

1: I don’t care! You are not doing your job! You should be taking care of my son!
2: Your… what? What’s that word?

1: I said SON! You deaf or what?
2: Ah yes son, as in a male child. A boy. Cos RIGHT NOW, you’re treating him like a LITTLE PRINCESS. One small scrape and you’re making a big fuss? Maybe you’re soft and weak but don’t you think it unfair to make your son like that too? Huh? Am I right?

1: How dare yo-
2: I ASKED YOU A QUESTION. AM I RIGHT?

1: WHO ARE YOU TO RA-
2: HOLD YOUR TONGUE! I WILL NOT HAVE SUCH INSOLENCE! You will be quiet now. Go home, lock yourself in the bathroom and think. You will write a one page reflection and give it to me tomorrow. Any questions?

1: YOU-
2: ANY QUESTIONS?!

1: N-no.
2: Good *smiles cheerily* Have a safe trip home, I look forward to reading your reflection tomorrow. Bye!

 

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‘We heard your aunt just passed away. We’re sorry to hear that,’

‘It’s alright, and don’t be sorry. Death is a part of life. It isn’t always a death in itself that causes sadness to many,’

‘Tell us more,’

‘The loss of a person means a gap in the pattern of your life. It is adjusting and making changes that hurt more than the fact that that person is no longer there. People need consistency and a sort of predictability in life, and death disrupts that. Suddenly you’ve got to do the cooking, or you won’t bump into this person anymore. That’s it, really,’

‘So how do you overcome this burden of having your pattern changed?’

‘You create a new one,’

‘Are we right to say, then, that that might entail replacing that person?’

‘If it works then I don’t see why not,’

‘Thank you, you may now return to your chamber,’

‘Oh but there’s one more thing,’

‘Yes? What is it?’

‘I’ve started to lose some sensation in my right hand. Can someone check me?’

‘Oh no that’s totally our doing. Do you want to know more?’

‘Pray tell,’

‘We’ve been lacing your food with a mild neurotoxin that will shut down your body bit by bit. We want to study how you respond to that sort of change,’

‘Interesting. Is the damage reversible?’

‘We’re afraid not, at least at this moment,’

‘Well as long as I don’t taste anything in my food. Also, I’d love to have a copy of the data you collect,’

‘All right then. If there is nothing further, please return to your chamber now,’

‘Certainly. I’m off, then,’

‘Have a good day ahead,’

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