Such contradiction from the man at the top and the man subordinate to him. Was there or was there no notice given? By right, spot checks should be conducted without prior notice.
I still remember my schooling days when spot checks are anticipated with a sense of trepidation. I still remember those days when suddenly, the teacher will ask everyone to place their hands on the writing table for fingernails check. Usually the teacher will walk along the classroom aisle with a ruler in hand and will scrutinize the length of the student's fingernails. Too long a fingernail and you shall get a couple of raps on the knuckles.
Who can forget the spot checks in school for length of hair? Sometimes during assemblies, students whose length of hair which is deemed to have exceeded the permitted standard hairdo of the school will get a free hairsnip in front of the rest of the students. Notice I used the word a hairsnip. Only a handful will be cut so that the student has no choice but to get the rest of the hair trimmed to save one's face from sporting a weird hairdo. But at today's hairstyle trend, it seems that uneven length of hair is the rage.
Got a bottle of Liquidpaper in your school bag? You are asking for trouble! Liquidpaper is banned in most schools as they are deemed to be the prefered artist's brush for students to express their creativity on the writing table, classroom wall or even toilet doors. I still remember how some of these artisans loved to draw their favourite human anatomy which fascinates them, declare their undying love for a member of the opposite sex or make a statement or two about mothers.
However, I still remember one incident when I was in Primary 5. Class was in session and the teacher was teaching geography or something. Suddenly, the teacher called out to one of the students "X, Bring that here!". My classmates and I were wondering what was happening. Very slowly and reluctantly, X walked forward to the teacher with a piece of paper in hand. You could almost hear a pin-drop as time seems to move very slowly with the drama at hand. The teacher unfolded the piece of paper and began reading "What is f**k?" writes someone. "Boys what touch girls what". You could just imagine the embarassment the whole class felt (it is a co-ed school) especially that boy, X. Apparently, he was exchanging information with another boy in class on the birds and bees! After a burst of lecture from the teacher, X was told to go back to his place and concentrate on the lessons instead of teaching biology to another student. Needless to say, that piece of paper was confiscated.
Have you had your fair share of spot check experience?
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