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Stalkers Or Students?!


OK, this will at first appear to have no relevance to the above title, but read on and you will understand, I hope?!

I am a little snarly today; yes, snarly. It is as though I might quite literally bite someone! Also, I’m not quite comfy in my own skin.

I knew I would be like this upon returning to life here in Madrid. Three months away form Madrid, and now I have to get back into the routine of life here. It certainly tests me!!! Its like I’m living on constant shifting sands, and always beginning from the beginning again. Its damn crazy, as in August, I go back to the UK again!!!!!!!!!!! So, I will face the same thing in vice versa. Good job I like a challenge!!!

Anyway, as per my return (to either soil/land) I admit, I now hate everything about this place, grrrrrrr!!! This is a temporary effect, it doesn’t last long!! It is merely me settling in to my life again!!! Yet, there is one thing I do ESPECIALLY hate, and that is true at any time and in any place – bad manners. More specifically the bad manners of my ‘students’ or X-STUDENTS, grrrrrrrr AGAIN!!!!

These people had three months to decide to inform me they no longer wished to retain my teaching services, and as per usual the idiots decide to tell me last minute. I could have quite easily committed physical bodily harm, when I read their silly responses to my email enquiries regarding recommencement of their classes.

Being blunt, I HATE BEING MESSED ABOUT. Why???? Well, if you don’t know already it is damn inconsiderate and disrespectful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I had the decency to be honest and up front with these students. I explained I was going to be away from Madrid for at least two months; thus, providing them with the option to inform me, there and then or at any time before I returned to Madrid, that they had secured another teacher in my absence. Oh, but no, they said they’d be happy enough to wait for my return, they didn’t want another teacher. Yeah right! Yet again the Spanish have let me down with their inability to just be honest!!

I don’t mind the fact they have found another teacher, good for them, yipppeeee!!!! I was bored to death with the classes anyway!! I am happy to have a new start here in Madrid; especially after being back in the UK and having done so much there, I didn’t want to return to the old and staid. I want lovely newness!!! So, good luck X- students with your new teachers, BUT I just wish you’d have been more honest with all those months ago!!! It’s not like you didn’t have the time to tell me!!!!!

Also, this is where the title will make sense – leaving the old behind me might now eventually dissuade my die-hard stalker from constantly reading and re-reading this blog. I will no longer face a million and one questions about my private life. I won’t have to pretend that we are best buddies or God knows what else. It is sooooooooooooo unprofessional – people just don’t understand there are boundaries; I’m your teacher NOT part of your personal life, and thank you very much BUT I don’t want to be part of your personal life!!!!!!!!!! ENTIENDES???????

Sorry, off topic there a little bit. Anyway, hopefully my stalker will sling their hook in another direction now!

Just to let you know, if you could already tell, I am waiting for my ‘normalmente’ to resume, which should take about two weeks. Then I will feel really back to life in Madrid. Until then, please put up with my intermittent rants, I KNOW YOU LOVE THEM!!!!

 

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11 thoughts on “Stalkers Or Students?!

    • Awwww and ummmm, an unusual request 🙂 however, I do feel better today as I am more settled. It can be expensive, although Easyjet is relatively cheap! It’s more the complication of it all that causes me upset. This time I had to move or throw away my entire life – completely shifting from one place to another. It was difficult and felt odd knowing I have no house in the UK to return to now.

      • About $R62 in Brazil. That’s about what it is here. I used to teach a lot, and I understand exactly what you said about being bored senseless with the classes. I still do a bit of it.

        • Yeah, I think it is about norm, although I know others who charge 30 Euros an hour. Ah, so you understand what its like. In Madrid, most people are teaching English, it is almost a cliché! Certainly teaching can become boring, on a never ending loop. The students don’t appreciate just how much work goes into class preparation either. As I teach only private lessons, I have to source all my materials, which in itself takes time, effort and organisation. They just think its a case of me getting up and then teaching! Its frustrating too when students want to change their class time and day; it throws my routine out!! They don’t understand how changing times/days effects everything else I do throughout the week; its as though I only teach them!! However, some classes can be fun, it depends on whether there is a rapport between teacher and student. Unfortunately, that happens rarely!! Thanks again for reading and commenting, I appreciate it 🙂

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