One of my colleagues was lecturing us all at lunchtime on how to be a good parent. She demands her children excel at all things, she rewards them with money but anything other than top of the class in every subject brings down great wrath upon their heads. They seem to have very little chance to be children and I find that very sad.
She was even explaining today how she is grooming her daughter to be head girl, the child is 11 and has years before she gets to sixth form.
Another colleague was telling me she's made a beef casserole for tea, she served it with a meat pie, I thought this a strange combination.
Someone else wrote her car off this morning skidding on some black ice, she claims it was the other drivers fault as he was stationary, on his drive!