mercoledì 16 maggio 2018

The journey to success starts with a single step.

Once in a while someone will come up to me and ask, "Riccardo, what have you achieved in life? You claim to be a musician but you don't seem to get many gigs. You've never released your own CD, you don't seem to have appeared with any famous bands and your main field of study, musical composition, seems to have amounted to nothing."
I smile, stand tall and toss a lanyard onto a nearby table.




Then I reply, "Notice the three keys and the whistle? I have access to two classrooms, two gyms and two storage rooms. Think of a ball. Rugby? Basketball? Soccer? I have immediate access to these and many more. Ah, you want a few cones to mark something out? No problem. Netball hoops on poles? Consider it done. Ah, so you want to outfit a group of people in matching bibs? Absolutely no problem at all! Yellow? Blue? Just let me know the colour. Oh, I see, you want to jump off a high wall and not hurt yourself. I have something that will help in the gym number 2 equipment room. Don't get confused, we sometimes refer to it as the new gym - mainly because it was built after the older one. Anyway, it's a big cushion thing that will break your fall. It's like a bed - you could sleep on it. I could move out of home and sleep in that storage room! Actually there's bedding there for about six people. I don't want to skite too much but I also have access to a room that only PE staff (with keys) can enter. The poor old student teacher has to knock and wait for someone to let him in! I also know where they keep the long thing you can use to pull out (to set up) the basketball hoops. But, hang on, that is not all. I have a whistle. No need to shout, a whistle can shut a lot of people up. It also sends a clear signal that tells people I am controlling any game that might be happening near me. Any game. I don't even need to know the rules. I just blow the whistle. It feels a bit like how it must feel to be god! Yep pal, I've done okay. You see, I'm a relief PE teacher."

12 commenti:

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

I'm sure that Maslow would say "well done that man".

But have you got a cupboard to hide in at work like Robert has?

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

I could hide in one of the equipment rooms - not a problem.

Robert ha detto...

Ha ha.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

It's kind of like Einstein being the woodwork teacher or Milton Keynes teaching home economics.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

I'm off sick for a while. Might do some music - my old discipline.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

Ha. I said 'Milton' Keynes when I should have said 'John Maynard' Keynes..
Milton Keynes is a boring place in England. I've passed through there on a train.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

Watch your typing. It reflects badly on Richard's Bass Bag.*








* the original bass bagging site

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

Well I guess that Robert is banned then.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

'My Old Discipline'?

Is that an old blues standard?

Or, it could have been a religious song mis-penned by Robert.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

"Woke up this morning
And Looked at my blog
Saw that I'd been disrespectful
To brother Rob and his dog
Oh yeah, Oh yea
I'm not gonna drink so much again
Oh no, oh no
Well not with that cough medicine
Even with the labels on
I deleted the post I wrote
I feel much now
I've gotta learn to be nicer though
Just got a figure out how
Maybe Rob's Holy Spirit
Can help fill the gap .....
....... Nah , nah .. that's all crap"

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

I feel much better now

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

I'm pleased for you.