Thursday, November 22, 2007

They Just Don't Pay Me Enough...

... to commute 2.5 hours home from work due to the transit strike
... to ride the crowded metro and witness fights due to the transit strike
... to spend Thanksgiving teaching students that just witnessed their classmate on the roof attempting suicide

Yes folks you read that correctly. This morning was definitely very interesting. Rest assured the student is safe and was rescued by the pompiers.

Now I can't help but ask myself the following questions:

1. How the heck does a student that should be in class end up unaccounted for and on the roof?
2. Why are students able to access the roof of the school building?
3. How is it that the teachers and administration don't have enough control over and allow them to go into the hall to witness such a tragedy?


Happy Thanksgiving to my friends and family back home in the good old US of A.

8 comments:

Seattleite in Paris said...

Welcome to France...this is the longest strike since I've lived here. Hopefully it will be resolved soon.

eclat said...

WHAAATTT???!! Omg, that's HORRIBLE!

Anonymous said...

J'ai tout lu ! Je sens que je vais me regaler....Bienvenue en France. Bienvenue dans mon pays. Celui de Hugo, de Molière, des discussions alambiquées, des repas qui durent des heures, des joutes politiques bizarres , des macarons au foie gras ...
Moi même expatrié dans mon propre pays je lis avec beaucoup d'attention et de tendresse ce blog...

Bon courage

Je garde un oeil sur toi et surveillerai ton évolution dans la ville lumière...

Bien a toi

Fabien

Roam2Rome said...

Ah, but the main question is... why would a young student feel so hopeless about life that they'd want to be done with it?

Life can be tough, but nonetheless, this is the time when they should just enjoy their youth and see the future with hope and possibility.

I hope the student will be alright...

*sigh*

L'Étrangère Americaine said...

Roam2Rome I believe his mother passed away recently and his father is ill as well and it's probably difficult for him to see a future full of possibility at this time.

Destination Metz said...

Whoaaaaaaaaaa. And people think US schools have problems!

French for a While said...

Yikes. I work as a teacher near Nice so I appreciate your entry. What a disaster.

Ducky said...

Because you work in a ZEP, and the students there are unruly.

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