Sunday, 25 September 2011

The bloke from the smoke

This was the third and I think last time
The required CPD for the year
I go in faith to hear the words
I listen to these great and important men
But at what cost to me

No more going to listen to men who destroy
They come up from the smoke
with their egos shinning
Their trying so hard cutting edge look
that's just sad attached to a beer belly

You get asked to participate
I can do that and without fail they don't get me
Yesterday I was told I floored him
and then told the wrong tale
well sod you mister

The younger me would have gone home
cried and felt I was wrong
But no more nice me at others expense
I'm okay and clever too
so when you said sorry in front of all
I wished I'd thought of the quick quip

But it doesn't matter as you didn't touch me
Cause I'm now an adult who knows her own worth
And if that's what it takes to help me know me
Then job well done you in your precious name dropping
and conceited self love.


cheshire wife said...

I know how you feel. I have had enough of people who know less than I do telling me how to do my job. But now that the end is in sight I do feel a bit sad.

GaynorB said...

I just feel like I've seen it all before. I detest bandwagons, and I have enough confidence in my own worth as a teacher to let most pass me by.

What really gets me is being expected to try initiatives like they are something new. Most are not new, and failed the first time round.

Stand your ground and be true to yourself. Yor are clever, sassy and not to be walked over or talked down to!

Paula said...

Ha, you show them. This is my Mandy!

Merry ME said...

Well said. You rock!

Mel said...

*shaking head and chuckling*

Little men in big suits. More's to pity!

((((((((( the byrdie ))))))))

Anonymous said...

The gift of knowing exactly who you are
where you are
and who loves you..
man your the best!!!!

Angela said...

You sure have more experience and knowledge than all of them together. Lift your nose and tell them to sit down and be quiet!

Pam said...

For what it's worth Mandy, I'm sure their wives hardly give them the time of day. I'm sure its just a perfect arena to big note themselves. Perhaps if you met the women in their families, they'd pat you on the back and say "Darl, don't even worry about it...".
I worked with the famous anti-nuclear activist Dr. Helen Caldicott when she was a young doctor in the 1970's. I witnessed the most apalling verbal put-downs from the male medical heirarchy at the time. So full of themselves. You are just as gutsy as she is. Go Mandy.