It's time again, ladies.
Mine: The last several weeks, a woman at my school has been putting together the talent show. I've mentioned this here before. Well, it was yesterday and last night. I ran the backstage, made the programs, gave up my Web Design class for about three weeks, and was bossed around, and treated poorly (as were the students in the show). What thanks do I get? No verbal thanks to the audience, not for me, not for my students, not for the stage crew who were working their little freshmen butts off. My jazz band got the tiniest of billing (literally, the font was about 6 sizes smaller than everything else in the interior of the program...I made the outside) and trust me, they noticed and were not happy.
At the end of the show, the hostesses, who were reading a script the woman put together, thanked the woman for all her hard work putting all of it together. She wrote a script thanking herself, which was read while she sat in the audience and I ushered kids out for their final bow.
I am angry with myself for being such a doormat. I am angry that I allowed her to do this to me. I am angry that I wasn't able to walk away, but I saw kids being treated unprofessionally and I won't stand for that. I can only be grateful for the fact that she isn't a "real" employee at our school.
Next year, I'm doing the talent show. It's decided in my head, at least.