Two can play that game
Yesterday, Fun Colleague called in ill for today so that the office would have plenty of time to find substitutes for her classes. A couple of them were redistributed to other teachers, and I escaped being asked. However, this morning Bossman asked me to teach her first evening class and told me I was his last resort and that there was nobody else available to do it.
Today was my short day (only morning classes), so that’d mean I have to wait many hours and go back, mainly because I just happen to be in the office when he finally discovered that he hadn’t reassigned a class. I told him that I had dinner plans for this evening and wouldn’t be able to do it, and he said, ‘Okay, I’ll call Clown then.’
My dinner plans? A quiet evening at home eating chicken and rice, drinking a bottle of wine and a watching a DVD.