Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The padlock.....

Ring Ring

"Good afternoon XXXXX chemist, can I help you?"

"Hello, YYYYY school here, is #4's mother there?" (the voice sounded like some-one on the edge)

My blood froze, in a split second my viable responses went through my mind,
1. Hang up.
2. Make static noises and hang up.
3. Say " No speaky Ingliss, pliz to call again."
4. Say #4's mother is out of the shop.

I paused too long, "That's you isn't it?" ( She definitely sounded annoyed, and a little hysterical. One part of my brain is saying that if she knows my voice well enough to recognise it on the phone then she knows #4, so WTF has he done?) "Your husband says he can't come, that is you isn't it?"

"B*****d."

"Pardon?"

"I said, yes I'm #4's mum, can I help you?" ( Please say no, please say no.)

"Did you know he brought a padlock to school today?"

This time I managed to just think "b****d" about Homer, he knows we have to search #4s school bag.

"Er, um, no I didn't actually."

"He padlocked the library doors shut."

"??" I really have no answer for that.

"He has reading after lunch and he didn't want to do it, so he padlocked the doors shut."

"Um, did he have the key with him?"

"Yes, but that's not the point. The chess club are very cross, they were still inside."

(Can't see that bothering #4 really.)

"I'm terribly sorry, I'll make sure he doesn't bring it again."

"Yes, quite, could you come and get him please, we've had enough for today."

5 comments:

Mud in the City said...

I was wondering what he was going to do with that padlock....

I've just sprayed lunchtime-sandwich-crumbs all over my laptop.

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Oh I think 4 is going to be something special in life or notorious! He should have locked the teachers in the staff room!

Eve said...

Oh, he's already notorious, just in a smaller arena than is likely later in his life.

Berthddu Suit said...

Oh wow! I really wasn't expecting that!! And to think you aided and abetted!! That's quite some solution to a problem.

Eve said...

I can say, hand on heart, that I wasn't expecting it either....


Personally I would rather he put the effort he spent on thinking up the solution to the problem into actually learning to read....(Attila the Hun and Ghengis Khan probably couldn't read, aye?)