I DID do the, "please help out the new person that we chose over you!"
So, I taught hymn studies for chapel, and accompanied for free, and even wrote a proposal to save money on a program (which I found out they ARE using) and got ZERO thanks from the higher ups. When I politely declined to do the same the next year, they changed some curriculum and used another faculty person.
Another nominee for special snowflake-
last night was DD's last time to perform with her troupe during the half times at men's and women's basketball games at their HS. She had to be there super early so we were buzzing around the house getting a grab-and-go dinner for her and grabbing camera equipment and the mono-pod.
As we are heading out the door, DS says, "oh, can I go to the soccer game, also on campus? Wait while I gather my stuff."
So, we waited just a bit, and DD was still on time.
The soccer games ended about 30 mins before the basketball games, so when DS came into the gym, he asked for a ride home.
"um, no. We came as a family, in one car."
"But, I did not realize we were leaving so early and I forgot to grab my calculator do to calculus. I NEED to get home, now."
He fussed for about 10 minutes.
He might have gotten a ride from a friend, or maybe borrowed a calculator, or done other homework, but none of that was in his plan,
and, it was all MY fault,
because I did not give him time to get ready.