The first day of school wasn't so bad. There are some tough kids with really bad attitudes, but nobody lost their cool today. A few altercations broke out in the hall. It's hard to believe but there is gang violence in our middle school, so these apparently insignificant fights have to be watched carefully.
Of course I left early for a five-hour ordeal at the City Clinic. BCPSS requires all employees to get a pre-imployment physical at their facility. I waited 45 minutes, got a PPD test, then waited 2.5 hours, got a physical, then waited another 1.5 hours to take my piss test. Ridiculous. Because of the piss test you're not allowed to leave the waiting room, which is a wretched place full of miserable people waiting through the same process. Total time elapsed was five hours. Total time actually spent being poked, being probed, or peeing in cups? Twenty minutes.