bilik guru dan guru-gurunya

They say the bilik guru or staffroom is a political place with reasons.

In this world, there are two groups of people; the dumper and the dumpee, the prey and the victim, and the most common, the talker/gossiper and the one being talked/gossiped about.

I'd like to shift your attention to the last group mentioned.

We cannot run away from being the gossiper (come on, we do that on a daily basis without even realising it, no?) and also being the one who is talked about. If you're chosen, congratulations, you've just been put under the spotlight!

I do understand that one nosy hummingbird is enough to spread the dirt to other prying ones. Soon, the buzzing sounds can be heard even if they seem to not open their mouths. Talking about mouth diarrhea.

In my case, the meddlesome birds are none other than the nosy, busybody, hypocritical teachers who can't seem to find better things to do than gossip. Ever since I first stepped foot here, first impressions hadn't fail me yet. Many times, I reserved my comments to myself thinking that I might be wrong, but many times too, circumstances revealed the opposite.

I don't get it. Why do some just had to be so interfering, scrutinizing every single thing that others do? Of course, it would be a different story if you are definitely in the wrong. I am not saying I am the victim here (at least not yet) but I am tired of having to witness some pitiful teachers who have been the target of such terrible jealousy.

Today, I had to (again) lend my shoulders to the same teacher who I am currently working together with on Headcounts. She was so stressed it was apparent in her face. Teachers would probably understand when I say that working on Headcounts is a tedious job, not to mention absolutely tiring especially if you are the penyelaras. So yes, compliments are very much appreciated when we had done a good job especially when they come from the Principal.

Apparently, this turned out to be an issue.

This teacher was accused of wanting to bodek and tunjuk baik depan Pengetua. Konon-konon rajin. I couldn't contain my fury because firstly, you don't know how hard she works her a** off on the never-ending headcounts; and secondly, don't talk much if you are among the ones who slowed down our work. If they think they know better, please, by all means, ambillah jawatan ini dan sila bekerja keras. I don't think they would want that post anyway so why the appaling accusations?

Simple. Covetous people do exist and that's what they do.

I might have been their topic of interest too. Well, if they really want to talk about me, I might as well give them something to talk about kan?

I never liked the ambiance of a bilik guru anyway. It always sends out a negative vibe to me. One hell of a gossip nest.

3 Replies:

Rosyada May 18, 2009 at 8:35 PM  

i try to get away from people emanating negative energy too!

sd. May 19, 2009 at 9:20 AM  

now, you ARE talking about them.

hehe.

that's what blogs serve u as.

tasha May 19, 2009 at 6:41 PM  

rosyada : i am thankful that my workplace is situated waaayy at the back, together with teachers whom i can get along with, and we pretty much mind our own businesses.

sayda : yeah true! but at least i'm not making up stories kan hehe

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