“A task always expands to the time allotted to it” is certainly a true quote! Today was the first time I had a three hour presentation in an elementary school. Usually I only have a 90 minute slot, or if it’s 3 hours it’s usually at a Conference where the teachers have already gone through the official guidelines etc. So today I wasn’t quite sure how much to do. I just started the normal 90 minute presentation and the teachers were laughing and joining in so much that it actually took 3 hours! But they were great. A few of them seemed totally exhausted ( a couple even fell asleep part way through!), but the rest were really great and even these tired teachers were giving it 100%! And I think they had a big shock as Summer Kenkyukai’s are supposed to be really boring, but this was far from that! Another school genkified!.
Then at the end, being the Japanese custom, they made the guy who fell asleep give me a lift home! Poor guy, but hey, it was cool.
So then I had finished by 6 and was thinking what to do. I had been working till 1 this morning, and then again from 8:30AM so thought about getting some sleep. But it’s Summer, and this school is so close to the beach, that well I just had to pop down here! So a great steak & chips along with a Gin & Tonic watching the sun coming down, all paid for by today’s school! Thank you very much! And a guy just walked past me as I was writing this saying “great office”, yep, it’s the best you can get!
See you tomorrow.