I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!
Last Friday night was the Horn O’ Plenty play. Madeline did attend and gave Jessie and I the story when we saw each other Saturday at the store.
Madeline relayed the story like this:
She arrived to the school and just inside the door people were taking tickets, money, canned goods and then guiding you to the auditorium where the play was taking place. She walked in the auditorium and saw Carol speaking with someone in the next aisle of seats. When Carol turned and saw Madeline, she quickly walked out to the hallway. Madeline took a seat at the back. Several children, dressed in white polos with name tags and black pants were walking the aisles of the auditorium passing out programs. Madeline was reading her program when she heard two boys loudly talking. One of the boys screamed he “didn’t want to be in the stupid play anyway-I don’t care” and was really in the other one’s face with a sneer. In runs Carol and grabs the sneering boy – yup – Connor. Madeline said she started to feel kind of bad for Carol and she isn’t sure why. She said she felt Carol would probably spend her whole life coddling and running interference for Connor because he is so misbehaved.
Just before the play started, Carol walks back into the auditorium, turned to walk out and sees Madeline sitting in the back. Madeline gets up and walks over to Carol. Carol says, “you shouldn’t be here” and then she walks out. Madeline called after Carol, but took her seat. The play ended and afterward, Madeline looked around for Carol or Connor, but left after not seeing them.
The next day at the store, Carol hung back in the office mostly and didn’t interact with anyone.
The District Manager posted a notice that there will be an end of year meeting next Saturday. The notice asked those who had questions, concerns and issues to discuss to please voice them at the meeting.