PE Teacher, Mr Stu Richards, has again found himself the focus of a complaint by another staff member.
Ms Ava Hollywood, the head of the Drama department, has accused Mr Richards of deliberately ruining the short energising activities she runs at the beginning of each staff meeting.
Of course Stu pretends to be shocked and offended and shouts ‘Monopoly!’ as if his hand gesture was rolling a dice. That was it. Game over.’
‘It started with the Alphabet Game,’ explained Ms Hollywood. ‘I asked everyone to act out something they did over the holidays that started with a specific letter. Stu had the letter ‘M’ and he made a lewd gesture in front of his groin, like he was feeding some chooks. Sam, the graduate teacher, yells out masturbate. Of course Stu pretends to be shocked and offended and shouts ‘Monopoly!’ as if his hand gesture was rolling a dice. That was it. Game over.’
According to Ms Hollywood it wasn’t a one-off attempt at ruining her energising activities. ‘We played Two Truths and a Lie. Stu says he’s male, he teaches at Everyday P-12 School and that he really enjoys my energising games. He then challenged everyone to pick his lie. Obviously it was number three.’
Ms Hollywood says Mr Richards’ poor behaviour in the games has become more blatant as the weeks roll on. ‘I thought it would be nice for staff to write what they want written about them in the newsletter upon their retirement. That way they can identify what type of teacher they want to be now. Stu volunteered to read his out and said, ‘Mr Richards retired today, effective immediately, after winning $100 million in the Tattslotto Superdraw. When asked what he would like to appear in the newsletter he said ‘Who gives a stuff. I’m a millionaire!’
Upon reading the complaint, assistant principal Ms Ruth Horan was less than sympathetic to Ms Hollywood’s cause. ‘Nobody likes the energising games except Hollywood. How many other workplaces ask employees to pretend they are cars and race around a room making ridiculous engine noises? Or to name twenty other uses for a feather boa? I can tell you one use for the boa and that’s to wrap it around Hollywood’s mouth.’
Totally unrepentant, Mr Richards has vowed to continue his one-man campaign against the games. ‘At the end of the day I want the meeting to finish as soon as possible. I’d rather go home and watch the cricket than hear Ava describe what flavour she’d be if she was an ice cream.’
I’d rather go home and watch the cricket than hear Ava describe what flavour she’d be if she was an ice cream.’