Tonight I was in the kitchen making dinner with my roommate when she said in the middle of our school focused conversation, “Are you sure you want to know? It will make you mad and trust me because it made me really mad, so I would imagine it would make you even more angry!”
Of course I was curious about what this madness was about! She told me that a teacher that she teaches with was planning to do a peanut assembly. Apparently this teacher had done an assembly last year on popcorn, so this year she wanted to do one on peanuts (we really aren’t sure why these foods are assembly worthy but that is not really the point, is it?) My roommate told this teacher that was not a good idea because people are allergic to peanuts. The teacher was extremely rude to her and yelled at her saying that they would not stop an assembly because one teacher in the school was allergic to peanuts. My roommate tried to explain to her but this teacher is a perfect example of someone who truly doesn’t get it!
At a staff meeting a few weeks later this teacher said, “Well, I was going to do the assembly on peanuts, but your allies here stuck up for you about your allergies.” She then continued to add rude comments. I tried to explain the seriousness, but she would not listen and did not want to understand. She is one of those people that make having life-threatening food allergies that much more difficult. Luckily though, there are people like my roommate that are there to back me up when I most need it!