Friday, 1 April 2011
Text received from Niobe today " There's something wrong with UCAS - I just got an e-mail and its saying my Exeter uni applications have been unsuccesful! I don't understand. What am I going to do?" I immediately switched into Mum role and phoned (getting her voicemail) ladling out advice and sympathy. I then sat at my desk wondering how I was going to deal with the inevitable fallout from this situation. 5 Minutes later text received - April fool! Imagine my response! Immediate revenge was sought and my young colleague texted her saying "Is your Mum ok - she's just run out of the office very distressed? I'm worried about her". Response received "aaaaggghh - it was an April fool joke!" Turned out this all took place in a RE lesson and Niobe was almost in tears because she thought she'd upset me as I had supposedly run out of the office!' (Sounds as if her school has been like Waterloo Road today - in joke for those who watch it!) That'll teach her!!