Unfiltered Story #117813

, | Unfiltered | August 3, 2018

In the Netherlands we have student societies, organised into different groups of friends ‘disputen’. My dispuut is celebrating it’s 95th birthday next year so we have a lot of members, bot active and not active. I have been chosen as the chairman of the committee that’s organising the festivities. Not only do we organise a trip of about 10 days in the summer but also a gala and we’re discussing wheter or not we would also organise a skiing holiday. Earlier we decided not to because nobody seemed very interessted but for the last few weeks a lot of people changed their mind.
I’m discussing the possible change of plans with another member of my committee.

Me: Maybe, if enough people would like to go, we could organise the trip.

Friend: Last time we discussed this we decided not to.

Me: Yes of course but we could change plans of course. Depends if besides us anyone else would want to plan the trip.

Friend: Yes but we decided last time that we would let the dispuuts board decide wheter the trip would be organised and by whom. Help is always appreciated of course.

Me: Yes I get that but if we would like to organise the trip, we could discuss it with the board and could do it al the same.

Friend: last time you said, and I quote: ‘decided to let the board handle the skiing holiday’

Followed by an irritated groan from my side. How hard can it be to just listen to what someone says instead of just repeating: ‘We already decided on this, we already decided on this, we already decided on this.’ Plans can change right?

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Incompetence

, , , , , , , | Learning | January 2, 2018

My school likes to encourage students who have just enrolled for the next school year, so they get students who are in their second year to do a presentation. After the presentation they take the new students on a tour. I volunteer to do such a thing with three other students in my class, and all goes well, but right after the presentation the fire alarm goes off.

We all evacuate including the new students, but our school is quite big; all the students take up a lot of space around the building. We see no smoke. I’ve already heard this was not a drill from a teacher, but the lack of smoke is annoying the new students and the parents who brought them, most of whom look to me for guidance because I am the only girl of the volunteers and the oldest of them.

After an hour we can finally get back into the building. We do the tour with less students, because some have gone home out of annoyance. I go home late due to the delay and because I volunteered after-school hours.

Later I learn that one of the students from stage tech forgot to turn off the fire alarm before testing the smoke machine.

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