that I just made 4 typos on the above sentence!!!! On Friday evening, I was notified of an emergency meeting at my son's school. He's three so obviously it's a private preschool. It's a great one and costs $. Be that as it may, around here, it's par for the course of the level- it's not a nursery or day care, it's an actual school with a curriculum, homework, etc. I say this not to brag but to set the stage that I pay for this, no ordinary school. All's well and good except that over the past 5 months, two of his teachers left. One was fired because she couldn't get along with the other teachers (whatever that means) and the other left one day because her husband was transferred to California. We just dropped our son off and the teacher said good bye to us...one day! Anyway, they get another teacher in Dec/Jan. She's quite good although I'd never say warm. But okay...you have to expect a certain amount of regimentation. Oh yes, back to the meeting today. Get there to find out new teacher is now leaving...on Wed! All parents are concerned that with only a month or so left of school this will disrupt our little one's lives. Well, they've just brought in another teacher - one with no experience but highly qualified (whatever that means). She seems nice and the lead teacher is continuing. Meeting continues with lots of grumbling from parents about all this upheavel in their kids' lives, etc. Lots of hemming and apologizing from the director of the school. Lots of crying from the departing teacher as she tells us she has to leave because her fiance is transferrred out of state and, of course, she's going with him. One person asks (before it came out about Wed.) when she would be leaving...she tearfully tells us that it's Wed. and proceeds to tell us that she thought about staying for a couple of weeks to see out the school year but, get this, her fiance said "I can't believe you are choosing your job over being with me!" I find it difficult to believe that one's company gives you three days to move out of state, I find it difficult to believe that any man would actually not recognize the responsibility one owes to one's employer and giving notice and seeing out a school term and, I find it difficult that in this day and age any man would actually believe, let alone say, that! Am I the only woman on earth that, if given the chance, would slap the shit out of that jerk? Knowing me you'd think I wouldn't have held my tongue but I did. That poor girl doesn't need me butting in. However, I say a little prayer for her tonight because any man that would say that is going to be weilding power and threats over this girl for the rest of their lives together. May heaven help their children and their children's wives.