Well, I was asked and I did it — school field trip chaperone.
I was casually asked in a department meeting if I would be interested in riding the bus with the kids to a museum in Hapeville to see an exhibit and performance in honor of Black History Month. So I grabbed my clipboard, and my sanity, and rangled my “group” into the cafeteria for a head count. I only had 9, of the 21 who returned their permission slips, to actually show up. Come on, if you’re going to skip school, is a FIELD TRIP DAY the day to do it?
Long story short, no one died. And I even had my picture taken with Sojourner Truth to boot. Though, I may have made a major error by taking so many shapshots. I’m now (anonymous name here) High School’s official English department website updater AND school photographer . . .
I’m sure there’ll be a stipend. Right?