Wednesday, 24 June 2015

This Is Why We Have A Nation Of Wimps...

Jayne Grange, 40, said her son, Adam Jobson, had been constantly reminded of his bad luck in the weeks leading up to the trip. She said: “Another thing that upset him was that the teachers and the kids were all talking about it in lessons.
“It felt like they were rubbing it in their faces.”
What, no-one can mention this trip to avoid upsetting your precious little darling? Well, maybe the disappointment is a bit too raw, so soo...

Oh, FFS!
The affected families were told in November their children would not be going on the trip, after paying for the outing in October.
I think he ought to have got over it by now, love!
Mrs Smith said she then had a meeting with the headteacher in the hope of sorting the issue. She said: “I didn’t want these children's last memory of the school to be of deep disappointment but sadly it was to no avail.
Jesus Christ, they've told him a school trip is over subscribed, not shot his granny in front of him!
“I also pointed out how heartless it seemed to tell the children that day and not at least to have had the decency to let parents know first in order that they could be there to offer a shoulder to the children involved.”
And when he gets sacked from a job (should he get one), will you demand that his boss lets you onto the premises to comfort him first?

The school must wonder why they even bother...
Ms Mellor said that other activities were being put on for the children this week at school including Bikeability and swimming. She said: “We had a parents evening back in November where we made it perfectly clear that there was only a certain number of places and if it was oversubscribed then there would be a process to go through, which is a standard policy used in schools.
In fact, there's a certain amount of (well deserved) exasperation in their statement:
“It needs to be said that these residential trips would not be able to go ahead if it wasn’t for the commitment and dedication of the members of staff.”
Quite! And we wonder why today's generation seem so utterly incapable of coping with any little setback. Philip Larkin was right.

7 comments:

Trevor said...

Julia, I think we've now reached the point when emboldening a child's name when it is the same as the parent's would be less time-consuming.

This week I am mainly even more fucking grumpy than usual.

PJH said...

Title: "Meet the five youngsters..."

Pic: [Four children, with - presumably - mothers; difficult to match all the surnames]

Another pic: [ditto]

Hmmm.

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Actually, instead of going to the paper, the four (five?) families should have just booked a week's holiday the week after the rest got back, and pulled their little darlings out of school, and /then/ gone to the paper when they start getting court summons for not ensuring their litle, entitled, crotchfruit are attending it.

After all, if it's alright for the school to pull out the other 48 for a week to visit LegoDystopiaLand™® during term time...

Furor Teutonicus said...

XX Mum Jane Nicol, 33, told how he watched as his classmates set off on the trip of a lifetime at 10.30pm on Sunday.XX

Trip of a life time? WHAT?

We are talking Paris here, not the fucking Moon!

Paris? I go to my local station, buy a ticket, I am there in 5 to ten hours. Hardly the last outpost on earth.

Now, last week we had the re-enactment of Waterloo.

People who had been there every year since it started... about 20 years ago were not "accepted." Did they cry about it?

FUCK you arsehole that is LIFE! Get on with it!

I bought a lottery ticket and the guy next door won.... Aye! TOUGH! Life fucking HAPPENS!

Cunts.

Only one use for such people, skin them and fry them in garlic. Only use they will EVER be.

Michael said...

Once you read the term 'gutted', you know that the people concerned are from another collection of brain cells, i.e.stupid, and not really that bright.

Northish said...

I am with the "left-behinds" on this one. You would have to live in Eston to realise the attraction of escaping for a week, and the bitter disappointment felt when you were told it wasn't going to happen.
Also many primary schools have a systems that recognise and record bad behaviour, attendance etc. If that had been the criteria for rejection, the affected children would only have themselves to blame.

PJH said...

@Northish: "If [bad behaviour, lack of attendance] had been the criteria for rejection, the affected children would only have themselves to blame. "


I'm sure it wouldn't be presented that way in Local Paper once the mums got involved.

JuliaM said...

"Julia, I think we've now reached the point when emboldening a child's name when it is the same as the parent's would be less time-consuming."

:D

"After all, if it's alright for the school to pull out the other 48 for a week to visit LegoDystopiaLand™® during term time..."

Good point..!

"Trip of a life time? WHAT?

We are talking Paris here, not the fucking Moon!"


It's all kinds of depressing, this story, isn't it? If, as Northish says, you have to live in Eston to realise why, I never want to live there!