Monday, August 27, 2007

Day 1

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.


Bock the Robber said...

Sorry. I'm from Old Europe. What's BCPSS?

Nyarlathotep said...

Baltimore City Public School System.

Never apologize for being from Europe.

Swanksalot said...

especially if you have an image of Klaus Kinski as your avatar.

Bock the Robber said...

Well, I'm not really apologising, you know? Actually, in the current climate I'm more than happy to be from Europe.

It's just that if Mr Sothoth decided to wake up his uncle Yog, I'd be in big trouble.

Nyarlathotep said...

I have every intention of moving to Europe permanently as soon as we attack Iran.

Bock the Robber said...

I'll put you up for a while if you're stuck.

Only thing is, will we be overrun with American refugees, here in silly Old Europe?

Oh, wait. Rummy's gone, isn't he, so there's no-one to answer that.