Ghosts in the teachers room

Ghosts in the teachers room

This is the story of the ghost of an ex-English teacher who hunts the Principal of a Thai school.
Definitely, it was a strong curse! For the first time in the last year, the Principal had to bite her tongue, make the sign of the cross three times and promise never to touch the foreign teachers ‘desks!
One day, all the teachers from the foreign department couldn’t believe what they saw with their own eyes. All the teachers desks were messed up and moved to different positions from where they used to be, according to a pre-established unknown rule from above.

Foreign teachers had to bite their tongue and to protest silently, in the way they considered the most decent and the most appropriate to the respective situation.For example, teacher P came to school for the next four months, dressed with his snow coat, ski mask, winter collar and gloves, since the aircon blew like a -30 degrees celsius Siberian blizzard, straight onto his back! But that didn’t bother Thai staff at all. They were happy and they were giggling about the foreign teachers’ situation. Doesn’t matter some of them had to pay several visits to the doctors, even take some days off, for catching strong colds or rheumatic pains caused by the aircon that continued to blow impassible, straight onto their backs for several months. That’s why the school pays so much money to insure the foreigners, so they can enjoy their aristocratic privileges!

Teacher P continued to endure this harsh treatment several months and when the right opportunity came up, he handed in his resignation in the most honest and decent way. But this time teacher P had his V from vendetta. Earlier this morning, as teacher K. showed up at the office, he couldn’t find his desk!? Again!? Why? Obviously, it had been moved by somebody without his permission. Since only the Thai coordinators were around, he presumed they might have something to do with the Unidentified Freaking Operation, shortly called U.F.O.

Don’t get me wrong, but teacher K. believes in all sort of ethereal things like aliens and other extraterrestrial beings, and, if the coordinators couldn’t admit that they were involved somehow in his desk levitation, then for sure the Devil itself put his tail between his legs. Finally, the coordinators admitted they were the authors of the strange phenomenon but with one amendment: they received orders straight from the school’s Principal. With the pressure building up like a locomotive whistle, teacher K. heads down to Principal’s office, ready to explode, threatening the school with his imminent and unconditional resignation.

Unexpectedly, the Principal found her words in a perfect English, explaining she has never given any controversial order to move his desk around the office. More than that, she assured him of taking all the necessary measures for reestablishing the normal course of his desk (life)! Shortly after, she ordered to the coordinators to move the desks back, so there will be no mystery about who ordered to move the desks around the office! Obviously, there was no extraterrestrial involvement. Just a matter of authentic high level Thai management or as they say: Mai pen rai, Sucker!

Any resemblance to actual characters or situations is purely coincidental.

Steve Bold


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