Tuesday Morning At A Kindergarten In Taiwan

I arrived at my morning gig right on time. Actually, I’ve been slower than usual getting to work so I’ve been arriving at work a bit later than I wanted. I’ve never been late though.

My bruised is healing up well, I ice it down three or four times a day. The rest of the time, I spray on a liquid form of Vicks Vaporub. It’s working. I’ve been able to run short distances, but my foot still feels a bit weak, and I’m sure that it would be easy to injure it again.

Tuesday morning I arrived at my usual time. I was heading into class when I saw the Taiwanese teacher of the K1 class using a hair dryer to dry her jeans. She still had them on and I was curious. It had been raining, so I guessed that she had gotten wet. Still, it was surprising, since I’ve never seen this type of behavior from the locals.

I asked her about it. She replied that a little boy named Vince had peed on her. He’s about two and a half and is in the K1 class. It’s a bit early for him, since he spends most of his time running around, not really being able to follow lessons.

Later that day, I was eating my lunch and watching some kids go through their lunch time routines, which involves a 90 minute nap. I haven’t eaten any rice at the school. I take the meat, the veggies and dump soup all over it. It tastes pretty good and is filling. I usually go back for a second bowl of soup. I find that I’m eating a lot less than before since I eat throughout the day, when I stop at home.

Anyways, there I was drinking my soup when I noticed that Vince was squatting in front of his classroom. I wondered what was going on. I didn’t really bother investigating. I was just enjoying a few minutes of peace, watching the kids run to the bathroom.

I saw the principal walk up to him. She started talking to him in Mandarin and summoned the Taiwanese teacher Rebecca. It became apparent that Vince had pissed himself again, right in front of the classroom. For some reason, this was extremely comical to me. I found it pretty funny. The same teacher cleared up the mess.