Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Its Called Planking, Plonkers and Teacher Update

Planking is a new global phenomenon.  Planking is when you lie down on arb objects keeping your body stiff as a plank and take photos doing it.

Exhibit A

Hubby decided to try planking the other day, he made his body stiff as a board and fell on the bed.  One of the springs gave a massive TWANG!   Well, I thought he'd broken the bed and I haven't laughed so much in ages.  I nearly wet my knickers.  It was fucking hysterical.  

Needless to say planking has become my new pass time.  I will be posting pictures of me planking everywhere and anywhere.

Now I've got a bee in my bonnet about planking.

So have you tried it?  Send me your pics of you planking and I'll make a planking collage (if I get enough daft fuckers interested).

Go Planking, Plonkers!

I dare ye.

Remember I bitched and whine on Fawk You Friday a couple of weeks ago, about a Fucked up teacher that refused oor Megan the use of the bathroom, which made her wet herself?  Well, as promised, here is the update:
Well, I got feedback from the principal of the after-care facility and the teacher concerned was mortified!  And damn fucking straight for her being mortified too.

Firstly, here’s the email I wrote the principal:

I would like to bring the following incident to your attention which concerned me enormously.

Megan  attended homework class with Mrs X on 7 June 2011 (I believe that she is a Grade 2 Teacher at x Primary) and approximately half way through the homework class, Megan put her hand up to request to be excused in order to go to  the bathroom.  Not only she was refused, but Megan reported that she shouted a very loud “No!” back at her.

Megan said she then proceeded to finish her homework and lay down on her arms, while wiggling around in order to keep her urine in but unfortunately, she wet herself. She did not empty her entire bladder but Megan said her underwear and her tracksuit pants were wet!

Megan said that she then again asked Mrs X if she could go to the bathroom and this time she yelled at Megan “Just Go!”.

I feel that this kind of attitude and behavior is totally unacceptable!

When I questioned Megan about this, in order to get all the details, she said that she had not been misbehaving, that she was listening and doing her homework in silence just as Mrs X had request.  Megan has an impeccable behavior record (as I am sure you are aware, if not, speak to her regular Teacher).

Why should my child be denied the use of a body function that we all need to perform?  Why should she be put through the humiliation and embarrassment of wetting herself in class and in front of her peers?  Even if she was misbehaving, which she wasn’t, a child should never be refused the right to go to relieve themselves.  Not being allowed to go to the bathroom should NOT be used as a punishment!

I realise that some children may take chances in order to get out of class or get out of doing homework, but this was obviously a legitimate request in this instance.

In my opinion, I feel this teacher needs to be seriously reprimanded and reminded that she is dealing with our 7 and 8 year old children.  She should be reminded that under no circumstances should she use denying the use of the bathroom as punishment! 
I understand we all have bad days and dealing with a variety of different levels of undisciplined children all day cannot be an easy task. However, this is Mrs Xs choice to be a teacher.  She should behave or at least pretend that she at least wants to be there for the children.

I look forward to hearing from you promptly.

So, I got a call that evening from the principal to personally apologize to ME.  I reminded her that I am not the one that she should be apologizing to.  I wasn’t the one who was embarrassed in front of an entire class of children! 

The Principal scheduled a meeting with the teacher concerned and said she’d call me for a follow up meeting with me once she’d met with the teacher and got her side of the story.

After The principals meeting with the Teacher, the Principal called me into a meeting.  I took the opportunity to tell her again that her teachers shouldn’t run a fucking concentration camp.  I was not impressed at all! 

The teacher in question formally apologized and said it would not happen again.  Sure as fuck it won’t happen again.  I once again said that the Teacher should apologize to Megan face-to-face - not to me.  I actually didn’t want to see her otherwise I would’ve slapped her Bitchy face for her.

I stated that if ANY incident happens with this teacher again, I want her disciplined! 

Remember to go enter this week's Freaky Photo Competition.
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Major.Mack said...

Yeah I've seen some pretty funny pics of "Planking"

That teachers behavior is reprehensible and that story just disgusts me. I'm unsure I could show the same restraint in response if it was my daughter.

SB said...

This is the second story I have heard about teachers mouthing off to kids. Not cool!! I just wonder why the mindset is when that happens. Did they have a bad day? If so take a fuckin vacation and leave the kids alone.

Now this planking is something I can handle and I am sooo gonna work it. Hoo-rah

SB said...

This is the second story I have heard about teachers mouthing off to kids. Not cool!! I just wonder why the mindset is when that happens. Did they have a bad day? If so take a fuckin vacation and leave the kids alone.

Now this planking is something I can handle and I am sooo gonna work it. Hoo-rah

cat said...

Good on you girl! That Teacher's behaviour is not on.

And LOL at the planking thing!

Mark said...

I saw this "planking" on another site and scrolled right past it. But now that you explained it, I might have at it! We'll see.
Congrats on standing up for your baby. Bravo, Mommy! m.

Nom de Plume said...

Eurgh that teacher sounds like an A-hole. I hope Megan is OK :)

Hair Bows & Guitar Picks said...

I have never heard of I googled there are some really cool pictures.

Yours rock!

Matthew MacNish said...

I'm not sure that lying flat on the ground counts as planking.

Monkey Man said...

Heard about a young man planking on a balcony, falling off and dieing on impact. Keep your planking close to the ground.

Teacher better apologize to Megan. Glad the principal didn't give teacher a pass. None was deserved.

Dazee Dreamer said...

good for you. I had a similar accident when I was in 3rd grade, and I still to this day hate the memory of it.

Aaron M. Gipson said...

I have to say that you have a lot more restraint than I do. One of my many weaknesses is the fact that I am somewhat of a psychopath when it comes to my children. I honestly don't know what I would do had that been my daughter and she had not been misbehaving. My hat is officially off to you!

And yeah, I'll participate in your planking collage!

Crazeebee747 said...

The planking thing seems interesting. hehehe

As for the teacher thing. Good on you for standing up for the violation of values. I grew up in a time where teachers would take out their bad lives on the kids and when you that young and do not have parents that give you a context, there is the start of the business case of the national spend on therapy! So well done for not putting up with such bad behaviour.

The Adorkable Ditz said...

I have had times where my teachers wouldn't let us use the bathroom before, but I have never been yelled at.

I sure hope that doesn't happen again.

Screaming Sardine said...

So glad you got some results from that bitch teacher incident. I don't know if I would've been able to be that nice in a letter to the principal.

As to the planking, that's funny! Never heard of it before. My son saw your post and had to try it. I took some pictures:



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