08.11.2007 10 °C
First day back at school...not bad, had control of the kids, still too much background chitchatting and fidgeting for my liking but they seem to be learning stuff (and recalled it after the holidays!), and managed to have a bit of a laugh with some of them today so yeah pretty good methinks.
HOWEVER, the bisous in the staffroom question is reaching breaking point. Oh my gosh its so damn confusing...some teachers kiss me no question and its fine...others don't. And I don't know what to do! I don't know if I should like really go for it and risk them thinking I'm a looser who thinks they're my friends when they're really not or just being shunned. OR should I carry on with my present course of action which is only kiss if they're obviously going in to kiss me and risk them thinking I'm rude. The problem is that I don't even now if they'll know that we don't do the whole kissing thing at home...if they do I can probably get away with it, if they don't they probably do think I hate them all or something. Argh! he he! The trials of my life. Although I do think I'm starting to understand a bit more of what they're all going on about at lunchtime which is excellent....but possibly an illusion.
Yesterday's back-to-work strategy was a success for me, AND I signed myself up at the library today (the librarian was evil-as and one has to PAY!) but yeah all done and took some books out so that's good. Also had a lovely lovely time catching up with all the other assistants yesterday and eating pizza mmmmmm.
Just had my first French telesales call...that was fun! Understood every word of her "you're paying too much for your phone/internet Madame" but played the stupid foreigner card. Love it. May try "Je ne parle que francais" (I only speak French) with weirdos when I get home...he he he!
I hear there's floods at home, keep nice and warm inside Britons!