I still have limited vocal volume. (I can communicate through a series of finger snaps, joint pops or armpit farts if need be.)
This enforced code of silence is forcing me to ponder the concept of things left unsaid. At this point, whenever I feel that EH needs to know something before he and the Adulteress ride off into the sunset, I text it to him, because I don’t feel that I can effectively communicate it without ripping off my head and heaving it at him like a fiery pumpkin. But it’s information that I think he should know and consider.
Let it not be said that I left it unsaid.
My Teresa Friend is a noted educator and is now working in Educational Administration. She brought the following to my attention:
The article says that teachers often do no speak out or exercise their right to free speech because they are afraid of the consequences, such as being black balled, reprimanded or even fired.
I know there are many teachers who are leaving things unsaid. I, myself, leave many, many things unsaid. (In fact, I am choking on a little rage as I work through the course work of my Alternative Certification. There are glaring omissions and quite a few grammar mistakes in the text itself. There are also “Real World” situations that in my experience, may happen in A real world, but not THIS real world.
There is a tiny part of me that hopes that the schools to which I have applied won’t take offense at that statement, even though it is an opinion and is in no way a reflection on those specific schools or district(s).
At this point I have applied to three different jobs in two different regions.
On a personal level, I am pondering the things that I have left unsaid, both in terms of keeping the peace in the family and generally being polite. I hope that I will be able to say what has been unsaid in order to make amends for remaining silent.
I personally think it is a gift to run the gamut of armpit farts, esoteric allusion, Constitutional rights, potential drama, education and dark secrets all in the same blog.
I think I need Nyquil