Thursday, February 8, 2018
The Comfy Chair
C.A.D. Computer-aided design. At the continuation high school.
Occasionally a class will have one. A padded, wheeled chair.
Usually it's behind the teacher's desk, and I can easily shoo the kiddos away from it. (I claim the teacher's chair.) But this one was in addition to the teacher's chair. It was over at the side of the room. I didn't notice it until the first kid into class spied it.
He let out a yelp of pleasure as he ran to it and quickly switched it for his hard chair.
What usually happens in this circumstance is some other kiddo will arrive, complain that the student stole "his" chair, and an argument will ensue. I braced for it...
But it didn't materialize. Each period someone claimed the chair, and no one said anything against them.
I found out about this odd occurrence after school. The teacher arrived to teach his after school classes. (His reason for being out was "personal", but I had heard he'd been sick. Probably the same ick I had.)
I was taking the above picture. Mr. G explained that there's a firm rule about the chair. If it becomes an issue, he'll get rid of it.
As it hadn't been an issue, in fact, it had been surprisingly issue-free, I made sure to say I was pleasantly surprised how well the chair sharing had gone. After how well they handled it, there was no way I was going to have it be taken from them.
Now, if they'd only actually gotten some work done...