At work, I sometimes use the girls’ bathroom across the hall from my classroom. Sometimes I just can’t be bothered to make the long trek to the end of my hallway, then waaaaaaay down another hallway to the staffroom and the teachers’ bathrooms. Sometimes things are rather – er … urgent, you know! (I am in my fifties, after all.) But most of the time, I’m just plain lazy.
So today, in between classes, I popped into one of the stalls in the girls’ bathroom. I closed the door and prepared to pee. Then I actually looked at the door.
There was graffiti on it!
This is quite unusual for an elementary school, I think. I’ve been teaching a lot of years, and I can probably count on the fingers of one hand the number of times I have seen graffiti written on the walls inside an elementary school building. Of course, secondary schools are quite different and are often chock-full of graffiti all over the place. But I’m just not used to seeing it in a place where the kids range in age from not-quite-five to just over thirteen years old.
That’s a pretty bad photo and the writing is really hard to read, but it actually says: I hate this hcsool!!!…
I looked at it and laughed out loud. Yes, some kid here apparently hates this school.