It can be a right royal wedding or it could be some or another old codger’s company retirement (at long last, he really did take his time, didn’t he, what took him so long). Or it could be those noisy little blighters who have worked so hard all year long at their homework. As a teacher, you should be so proud and feeling rather relieved at this point in time that they managed to pay attention to you for this long.
No matter how angelic they are, being a teacher to young children in this day and age is no walk in the park. Apart from the fact that you are now faced with a multitude of cultures and tongues, you are also finding that you have to play mom and pop all rolled into one. This has something to do with the children’s socio-economic backgrounds and they can hardly be faulted for their learning deficiencies. But today they are really quite smart.
It is all thanks to you. Rather than line up those noddy badges, you could be eligible for a row of smart silver pins too. But of course, you are as modest as they come. Rather, you will be reserving those neat little pins for your school’s special occasion. It is the end of the year school prize giving. Or it is the culmination of yet another year’s school sports day in just one day’s rare sunshine. And then the clouds burst.
So off inside you all scrambled. Shew! Off you go, come along now; there you go, all in neat little rows. So, you see, the pins are so small, you can line them up so smartly, just so, on a nice felt mat on a neatly polished table. Everything must look so smart because, after all, it is a rather special occasion. Old blokes will be seen off, fortunately there’s not too many of them about these days, blimey, they always ask such hard questions of you and your business.
Real right nosey parkers they were weren’t they. But these were wise men who always had a ready answer for any one of the younger members of your shop floor if they had the courage to ask. Celebrate the young ones’ memorable milestones by rewarding them with silver pins as well. It’s the least you can do now that your sales numbers are up again. Happy birthdays, and someone’s gone down on his knees and, surprise, surprise she went and said yes.
Such big occasions can all be celebrated with one single silver pin. Yes, you’ll hardly hear a pin drop as the crowd is all hushed as you carefully place the pin on your deserving or blushing recipient’s shoulder blade. And if you have creative ideas of your own, you can tell your smart jewelry designer a thing or two about it. Then he can get off to work and start preparing a neat little row of pins for you.