Yes I may be 25-years-old and considered an "adult" but I don't think anyone is ever too old for a classic saying like that. Today is Tuesday and although I usually post on Mondays I decided to wait until today to really get it all out there. I hate liars. Sure, I discourage my students from using the word hate, but today it's really how I'm feeling.
Now I'll make this short because I really don't like to vent (jk, I love it!) Yesterday, the new director of my school was supposed to start. She seemed to have lots of experience in the field and would really help the school grow and prosper. She worked at her previous job as a director of a preschool for 4 years and has a 3 year-old daughter of her own so she's familiar with the little monsters.
Well, she came in last week to "set up her office" meanwhile the office consists of a desk, a chair, and papers. The school just opened in September, there's nothing there. She spent 4 hours plugging in the computer, literally, and telling me about her hatred for any children between the ages of 1 and 5. This is a day care and preschool mindyou, those are the only ages we have.
Now, I had doubts about the woman since the day I met her. Do you ever just get that feeling? That 'this doesn't feel right' feeling? Well, I had it the minute I laid eyes on her. Sure enough, my instincts were correct. When she didn't show up to work yesterday (her first official day) and didn't answer her phone all day/night, the owner decided now was a good time to finally check her references. Surprise surprise, she worked at a preschool for four months before she was fired for not doing her job. We finally heard from her and she claimed her father 'dropped dead last night, but I'll be in tomorrow.' I'm sorry...WHAT!? That is not something to be taken lightly and it makes me sick that there are people in the world who would honestly lie like that.
Ok, moral of the story (because even I am getting sick of hearing myself talk) do not LIE. Do not lie on job applications, resumes, to your loved ones, to strangers, just don't. It's only going to bite you in the ass and make you look like less of a person. I was sick to my stomach yesterday thinking of how conniving this woman was and how she took advantage of a brand new school full of young children and their families. I'm not saying I've never fibbed, but when it comes to the safety of children and my career, it just doesn't seem like an option. What kind of example is it setting? Constant lying just makes everything jaded. My 88-year-old grandmother blames "the computer machine and all the google-ing"
I apologize for the rant but I just needed to get it out. Thank you for listening.
PS Wouldn't it be hilarious if someone's pants literally set on fire when they told a lie. It would make life a whole lot easier. And hotter!