Monday, 26 March 2007

Work, Football Etc

Speaking of the toad, work: I hate it because I don't like giving effort for no reward - does Steve McClaren? Sure, his money is great, but does he _really_ enjoy being slagged off in all the media, or the pervasive sense he must have that he is failing at his job?

Did Bob Woolmer, in a far more profound sense than even I suspected, die for his job? If he did then surely the WC must end. God I hate it when people who are not dead say "it's what he would have wanted".

Well let me make this very clear. If someone comes up to me tomorrow and says "Look, TD, you're going to be murdered in the staff room by an irate parent, but we're going to carry on the school day anyway because it's what you would want" I would tell them to fuck off, and that in fact what I want is the entire village closed, a vast procession by all villagers, a memorial service, and a massive obit in the local press. Carry on? You're joking.

6 comments:

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

Said in the Torygraph today that it costs 2.5 mill in contract termintion fees to sack McLaren now as against 3100 mill in lost revenue if Englanddon't qualify...

Finger out time, stevie boy.

Gracchi said...

I agree with you- England manager is one job I would not want to have and the Woolmer stuff is awful. If its a bookie the World Cup one would think would have to be called off.

Liz said...

What's the - oh dear, too late at night - stop all the clocks poem? It always seems strange to see buses going past and men talking on corners, and dogs peeing on lampposts, when, by rights it should all have stopped, as a life has stopped being.

The Tin Drummer said...

Liz that poem, which is by Auden, was intended as a satiric paean to the death of a dictator. 4 Weddings completely misinterpreted it or I guess reinterpreted it for a different age!

Liz said...

Really? Oh, now you've spoiled it for me!

Although, however it was it intended, it still echoes the emotions of one who's lost someone close.

Blogging is so educational it should be funded by the government!!

Colin Campbell said...

Liz

That was very funny. Have you asked Tom his opinion on that one?