Friday, 15 July 2005

On Your Head Be It, Mrs Crayford.

I spent quite a lot of today in a school.

Sign on the staff room notice board: "Enid Crayford is resigning, after 32 years! We're shocked by her resignation, and appalled by the thought of what Wilkyn Hill school will do without her."

Slightly disquieting use of the word 'appalled' there, I thought. 'Can't imagine what' I would understand, but no, it seems that's not strong enough. Evidentally Ms Crayford has been more or less the last remaining moral brake on Wilkyn Hill. I just wonder what on earth the appalling thing is that the school will soon be free to do...

3 comments:

James Casey said...

It's not even what Wilkyn Hill might do without her.

John F said...

No. They've been planning this for years. And there were only two opponents- Edna Crayford, and the anonymous writer of the notice; who, unlike Edna, is too weak to stop them...

We can only pray it doesn't involve connecting bodies in Wales.

Anonymous said...

And "Wilkin Hill" -- in a rasping whisper, sounds evil to start with.