Let me take you, for once, over the sea and across the miles to another continent. There, in a land called Mexico, exists a language school whose owner has - can you believe this? - blacklisted a handful of teachers and posted their names and apparent crimes on the school's website!
Welcome to The Laughing Coyote School of English. Or not. You see, some teachers only seem to last a short while before they get accused of everything, from paedophilia to being a muslim fanatic, and hounded out of the country. Some of the poor victims claim that they actually paid the school to take a teaching course, and ended up teaching classes without any input at all. And when they complained, this is what the Laughing Coyote offered in response - a blacklisting!
Here is a list of some the 'felons' and their apparent crimes
*CHRISTOPHER - Criminal background, Distruction of property, Intimate relationship with a student, Pornography.
Hardly excessive, is it? I mean, which of us Teflers doesn't have some sort of criminal background, hasn't had an intimate relationship with a student, and hasn't, at some time or other, took solace in the sordid delights of a glossy wank-mag?! I can't think of a single one!
This next guy looks a real bastard, though - better be really careful here!
*ALEXANDER -Robbery, Moral Issues, Substance abuse
Yeah, I bet he once stole an office pen (robbery), and didn't think twice about taking it back (moral issues). The substance abuse was probably inhaling the gas from his lighter as he lit a ciggy.
But the real villains appear to be these two ultra-criminal types...
*NICOLE -Radical Muslim Views, Sleep disorder, Pathological liar, Bi-polar, Psychological Issues, obsessive compulsive behavior
*TODD - Students observed teacher putting coccaine on candy and offer it to the young kids class, Foul language used in class, Smoking in the school and during classes, Prostitutes brought to school in the night and evening on weekends false identity, Meth illegal drug found in his apartment in the school, Major Distuction of 2 Schools, of property, Theft of all accounting of the 2 schools, Embezzelment, Threatened a mexican female assistant to not disclose information, Broke the neck of the kids students pet female bird, Harssment of teachers, student and families mainly women
So Todd strangled the class parrot in a daze of coke and crystal meth, did he, before making off with the school's accounts? Sounds quite a decent chap to me.
By the way, the above are all allegations made by the school's crackpot owners, allegations to which the teachers involved have had no opportunity to respond. Just in case you think I'm kidding, click here to visit the actual page.
Now, there I was, just thinking that it's about time somebody gave this nutcase of a school a dedicated blog of their own, when - boom! - one appears just like that!
Now, who could possibly be behind it? Do you have any ideas...?