Me: Hello, I’m wondering about how to register my little girl for school.
Snooty lady: Was she born in 2005?
Me: What, in the last month?!
Snooty lady (coldly): Yes, in 2005 as we have a couple of spaces left
for the younger siblings of older children in our school. Does
your daughter have an older sibling in the school?
Snooty lady (in tones of deep satisfaction): Well, I’m sorry, you’ll have to try elsewhere.
I’m beginning to get nervous. Still, it’s not like England where a (catholic) friend of Mr. Waffle’s got involved with her local protestant church with a view to getting her children into the good school attached to it. She is chair of the flower arranging committee. But they didn’t accept her child for the school. And she’s still stuck on the flower arranging committee. And I bet she’s no good at either because, let’s face it, flower arranging is a protestant virtue.
on 12 February 2005 at 21:25
Hmm, but suppose she screams or is otherwise unadorable?
on 12 February 2005 at 21:47
noooooooooo she’s tooo small to be given over to the education system
on 12 February 2005 at 23:42
That’s odd. The Belgians don’t seem noticably more educated than other Europeans to me.
on 16 February 2005 at 21:36
Ah, but they are.