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» Flirting

Reading the Signs
So I've never been the sharpest tool in the box when it comes to reading the signs from the members of the opposite sex, there has been many times when my other-half has pointed out that there were many women and worryingly a few blokes checking me out while shopping. For some reason I am totally oblivious to it all...

Anyway, my story begins June 2008 and a new set of NQT teachers turn up at my office for Laptops so they can start to prepare over the summer for their first year of teaching - many of these teachers are quite up themselves, but one 24 year old teacher is very nice to me and my colleagues she actually treated us technicians as something more than a provider of free laptops.

Over the months she visited our office on a fairly regular basis sometimes bringing us home made cakes and sweets (we were very easy to please) but always just to chat/have a moan about all of the other teachers in the school. She came to us for advice and to be cheered up when she was down and used us to vent her anger towards others.
After a while I took a bit of a fancy towards her but thought that nothing would ever come of it so just ignored it. Now as I previously said I'm not good at this sign reading, I thought she was just being friendly.

There was a talent contest at the school (mainly for the kids, but as staff could participate too), I thought it would be a good place to show off my new guitar playing skills. At the audition the teacher showed up to actually support me, I made it into the final where she came along again to cheer me on.

I started to see her around more and more and even started to notice these little signs, she would look at me then look away again while biting her bottom lip, she would play with her hair, she would laugh at all of my jokes, she even put up with my sarcastic side and gave as good as she got.

I finally reallised she liked me too (after my colleague said he's seen all these signs towards me) but how would I react to this, I had a few problems:
a. She had a boyfriend
b. I had a girlfriend

I decided the best thing to do was ignore it, we would still flirt (it progressed to text messages, emails and Facebook) but I never acted on it.

Finally just before Christmas 2009 after being told by the head teacher it was clear I was unhappy at the school (that's for another story) she asked me to clear out my desk and leave the premises immediately. I never got a chance to say goodbye to her, or to have a drunken kiss under the mistletoe. I spoke to her on the phone that night after she had heard about what happened and she actually sounded like she had been crying over it all and was concerned over what I was going to do.

I still speak to her occasionally but I've still never told her how I felt. I've also heard that since I've not been at the school, she hasn't visited my old colleagues as regularly as she used to.

So there you have it, ok not much in terms of flirting, but its my story and I'll say what I want.

Apologies for the length
(Sun 21st Feb 2010, 12:32, More)

» IT Support

Windows XP Racist Edition
We had a teacher at work who had an error come up on her computer when she tried to print anything.

When she phoned us to report it she said the message was very racist and rude to her and she demanded we fix it so it didn't display this message again.

We told her that we can fix the problem but there is no way there is a racist error message within Windows XP and besides, if there was we couldn't change it because that would mean re-writing the Operating System.

She was still adamant that we have to do something about it in the end saying we need to contact the manufacturers and get them to do it A.S.A.P! In the end we just said ok to her and sorted out the issue for her.

The actual error message simply said "unable to print - no printer detected" (or something similar). We still scratch our heads over how this could be in any way taken as racist...
(Sun 27th Sep 2009, 9:33, More)

» Conned

A few times
Some alcoholic has apptoached me asking if I could spare some cash for them, so they can buy petrol for their car. Now usually a kind person like myself would give them a couple of quid, if it were not for the next sentance to come out of their mouths:
"I'm not going to buy any alcohol with it, honest. You can come and watch me pay for it if you want".
At that point I turn round and tell them to get lost.
There must be something about me that screams pick me, pick me.
(Thu 18th Oct 2007, 19:25, More)

» Conned

Not Me...
But an old neighbour used to go to a computer fair nearly every Sunday in Stratford East London.
There is always a lot of people there, selling lots of computer parts dirt cheap.
Well one day he goes there in search of a cheap laptop. After walking out dissapointed at not finding onehe walks out of the fsir to find a couple of stalls setup outside. Being a nice sunny day he thought there was nothing wrong with this, and was even more delighted to see they had a cheap laptop for about £200.
After seeing it working he coughed up the cash for it while one of the sellers ought out a pre-wraped box. My neigbour goes back to the car and opens the box of his new purchase to find 2, 2 litre bottles of Dr. Pepper (he doesn't even like it).
My neighbour fuming at being conned like this marches back to the stall, we'll were the stall was to find the guys had done a runner.
Needless to say he learnt a lesson that day, and never told the wife about his expensive purchase of Dr. Pepper.
(Thu 18th Oct 2007, 16:37, More)

» Guilty Secrets

Cars and College
Ok first post, please be nice

About three years ago my first car started to pack up on the way down to visit my nan in Broadstairs. My nan being very worried about me actually gave me £3000 to buy a new car with, which I did. 4 weeks later while on the way home from work I had an accident, one that turned out to be a write off. I felt horrible about this ruining a gift from my nan I lied to her about what happened. My excuse?
The car was stolen by some people at night while parked outside my house, and when it was found it had been burnt out.
I still feel guilty about this but can't bring myself to tell her about this.

When I went to visit her another time she was asking all aboutt my college course, how it was going etc... I would tell her all about it, and what grades I was expecting. Problem was I had dropped out of college several months previous to this. She still thinks I walked away with a HND in computing.
(Fri 31st Aug 2007, 16:54, More)
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