Oh what a jolly time i have had today, my friends!
Waiting in the house for the plasterers to arrive…
9am came and went
so did 10am
so did 11am
I called their supervisor, the one with the unbuttoned shirt and the grey chest hair…
I left a message asking him to call me back
12noon came and went
so did 1pm
Did he call?
Did he heck.
3pm came and went.
I got a call from Wonderboys school…i’d asked his school to contact me as i’d seen his school report last week and was requesting clarification as to why there were ‘unauthorised absences’ listed.
Anyway, basically the secretary informed me this afternoon that i had already been ‘previously advised’ that Wonderboy was unable to have any more absences without a doctors letter.
I hadn’t been ‘previously advised’ of any such thing.
And we’re talking about 15 absences that have a question mark hanging over them.
All of which i had called the school to report on the day of each absence.
The secretary informed me that the school are taking the stance that they have previously told me to contact a doctor for a letter if Wonderboy needs to be absent.
I strenuously protested that i had received any such advisement from the school and that they are well aware of Wonderboys health problems and of why he may be absent on any given day.
I asked the secretary to check if a letter had been sent to me as this all sounded very serous…..she said she had no record of a letter being sent home and that anyway, this would have probably been a verbal advisement.
I strenuously protested that this was the case.
I have had no such conversation with any staff member.
She said that Educational Welfare Department will now have to be involved and would contact me about it and that it was ‘really all quite serious’… that i could ‘be seen to have ignored the school’ advising me not to keep Wonderboy off. I explained once again that i have heard nothing of this from the school and that I most certainly WILL keep Wonderboy off if I deem it necessary.
I then contacted my doctor and am waiting to hear if it is possible for them to write to the school on Wonderboy’s behalf to explain that he is waiting to see the specialist and that he does at times feel very unwell, what with his nosebleeds, headaches, hair loss, dizzyness…y’know the very low iron levels…..the raised red blood cell count…there just might be a reason for him being off…
Then i heard back from the workmens supervisor and guess what, the plasterers aren’t coming out today. I would never have guessed that.
Since they weren’t coming out, I called at the chemist for tablets for Wonderboy and when i pulled up outside my door the supervisor appeared on my doorstep.
He promised me the plasterers will be out tomorrow.