It’s the title of a book but it’s true. I speak of my ex-boss. And yes she really does wear Prada, and yes, she really is the devil, or an agent thereof. Here’s a sample. Just as memory began fading, I learned of the sad new happenings at my former job….
Our PE teacher, of 12 years- quit. No two week notice. No other job. Single mother. I was stunned. I knew “Ms. Prada” frustrated her as she did everyone… but she needed that job….To make it worse, if you quit mid-year, the school board can revoke your teaching certificate, and you are blacklisted from ever teaching again in all nearby counties….
Even more tragic, last week, our custodian who half jokingly complained, “that woman is gonna give me a heart attack.” Actually had a heart attack at the school and passed away.The second one to have a heart attack at this school under her watch.
She was the scary kind of evil… because you never knew when it was coming… She could come into your classroom and announce “your teacher is not teaching you correctly”… told the staff “Like God commands woman to obey man, so you shall obey your boss”… the type that would suspend a mentally challenged child because he giggled outloud on award day… interrupting her speech….. and then during the staff meeting, mocked him! Who wouldn’t get the AC fixed and yelled at us for being ungrateful. And screamed at us as icestorms brewed outside and we wore layers because we had no heat…Who announce reprimands to teachers on the intercom “Ms. Brown’s class was awful today and had the lowest math scores”… tell me, why would you leave ? If you watch Desperate Houswives, Lynette’s boss, Nina IS my boss! She like Nina, told our PE teacher, “Your son’s daycare won’t cover you till 6pm tonight… so? What about the people who choose not to have kids? It’s not fair, you better figure out what to do”… people may think Nina is a caricature, but I tell you today, she is no legend, she is no myth, she is very very real. And she wears Prada.