I HATE MONDAY MORNINGS!!! Why can't they be banned? Why is it necessary to begin the week with such absolute torture?? I've been off sick for a week and today was my first day back at work. All I needed was to be there nice and early to catch up on a few things so I would know what was going on .... I slept in. The kitten tried to eat my clothes. When she stopped, I found that my clothes were still wet despite being on the radiators since yesterday evening. Then she tried to climb up my bare legs while I was ironing my trousers. I couldn't find my house keys. Then I couldn't find my car keys. Then the kitten ran off with my watch. When I located that I'd lost my school keys. Left home 15 minutes after the latest time I should have been at work if I was to have any chance of knowing what was going on when I got there. Then there were roadworks at the end of my street and they'd blocked it off. 3 point turn and down to the next street. Same again. Down to the next street. Same again. :furious: Finally onto the dual carriageway with no right turn, so I had to drive to the Magic Roundabout (nightmare affair with 5 mini roundabouts all around one large island which you drive around the wrong way - steer clear of it if you're ever in the area.). It was blocked up with traffic. Finally get to one of the roundabouts and do a U turn, much to the annoyance of almost everybody (it's allowed, so don't start). Now the lights are on red. Someone has pressed the button for the pedestrian crossing and walked off, so I'm sitting waiting for no good reason. Now I'm late for briefing. Finally get on my way and a waste collection truck pulls out in front of me. So now I'm stuck behind a slow, stinking truck on a hill on a Monday morning in rush hour. Perfect. :ticked: *Finally* get to school. There are no parking spaces. Eventually get parked and walk into school at 9am. School started for the kids 10 minutes ago. School started for me half an hour ago. By now, I should have attended briefing, checked the cover list, had a coffee, caught up on the gossip from while I was away, sorted through my pigeon hole, taken the register, read the bulletin and checked uniform. I should, at 9am, be starting to check that homework diaries have been signed by parents. Instead, I see the Deputy Head, looking very p*ssed off, letting my tutor group into my room about to start the register. Ooooooooooops! :uhoh: I mutter an apology and am greeted with "Miss you're back!! Yeay!!" . This lasts all of about 5 seconds before someone hands me the 21 !!!!! conduct slips my tutor group have managed to collect in the week I've been absent. *sigh* Why can they only behanve when I'm actually in school, even though they don't see me for most of that time? Why, when they don't see me for those 20 mins a day, do they suddently start forgetting homework and books, chewing class, shouting out, being silly, hitting people, and generally being annoying? :bonk: Mondays ...... don't you just love them?