Our school’s Christmas party was last Friday. It was chaos, but a little less than usual. Amy, our supervisor, was running around like a chicken with its head cut off. Sometimes I wonder if the teachers realize that they make the situations worse when they run around like it’s the end of the world. Half of the time we, the foreign teachers, stand around because nobody stops moving long enough to tell us what to do. It’s all just a show in order to look busy for our boss, but it can get downright irritating sometimes. Speaking of our boss, she didn’t get us anything for Christmas. Not that I mind, because her last gift has gone unused (icky green/rose/lemon tea.) Our boss has a tendency to treat her employees like children, even though everyone works their ass off. She never so much as says thank you, but I that’s more a cultural thing here. Korean bosses act all superior and authoritative and expect their employees to work themselves to death. Most of the teachers at my school want to quit and I can’t really blame them. They never get any appreciation for their hard work and if I were them I would’ve quit a long time ago.
Well anyway, the Christmas party was fun, crazy but fun. The kids made gingerbread houses, but without actual gingerbread crackers, lol. We had to use vanilla wafers and waffle cookies to make them, but they came out really good!
After the kids made the houses, we cleaned up and got ready for presents! Dan had to dress up like Santa and give out all of the presents. Hahaha.
After the Kindergarten children left, the elementary school kids came and got to watch a movie and buy prizes with the “dollars” they’ve collected over the past year for good behavior.
After work, everyone ordered take-out and we ate dinner together. It was a pretty good day, minus the unneeded craziness, and finally vacation has started too. We have the next week off! Yay!