PE teacher, Mr Stu Richards, has infuriated the parent community of Everyday School by creating a gift registry for families to purchase him Christmas presents.
Sending the gift registry home with all his students, the expectant educator included this note:
‘When you reward me for my exceptional work guiding your little treasure,
I have enough coffee mugs, candles and chocolates to last me forever.
When shopping for something to place under my tree,
All gifts are to be purchased from this gift registry.’
Yours in education,
Mr Stuart Richards
He’s got the cheek to tell us where to buy it from and how much to spend.
While fuming from the audacity of Mr Richards, parents were further enraged to discover the location of the gift registry: Dan Murphy’s Liquor Store. ‘Not only does this knucklehead expect a present for doing a job he’s paid to do,’ said one angry mother, ‘but he’s got the cheek to tell us where to buy it from and how much to spend.’
Another mother was less than impressed to receive the registry, ‘That poor excuse for a teacher is hungover most days as it is. I’m not buying him grog so he can drink every night and continue to teach hungover, reeking of alcohol and sneaking naps on the high jump mat.’Mr Richards defended his actions, ‘All the mugs, candles and crap I usually get I sell on eBay and buy grog with the profits. I’m cutting out the middle man.’ He then added, ‘And all the parents love a drink. They’re in Dan Murphy’s every day. I’m saving them a trip.’
The controversial move follows Mr Richard’s indefinite exclusion from the staff Kris Kringle. The ban was instigated last year. Drama and Arts teacher, Ms Ava Hollywood, explains. ‘Every year, whoever Stu was designated to give gifts to, they ended-up really disappointed. One year he wrapped up a box of half-eaten chocolates from the staffroom table. I also recall him taking a present from someone else’s pigeon hole and crossing out the correct recipients name and writing his Kris Kringle’s name. Last year was the final straw. He collected the wrapping paper from the opened presents, folded it up and presented it to his Kris Kringle saying now they wouldn’t have to buy wrapping paper for their family Christmas.’
One year he wrapped up a box of half-eaten chocolates from the staffroom table.
Mr Richards was unfazed by the exclusion from the staff Kris Kringle. ‘Who cares? I’ve got enough photo frames. I’ll score a better present from the Kris Kringle I organised with the students in my Year 9 PE class. I rigged the draw so the rich kid picked out my name.’